Sri Lanka

A heady blend of beaches and rainforests, highlands and arid deserts, sprinkled with coconut curries and copious cups of tea. It’s a palm-filled paradise with a complicated past.

 

The Nallur Kandaswamy Kovil.

Trinco and Jaffna: The other side of Sri Lanka

All too often articles about Sri Lanka tend to focus on the bottom half of the country, where the pretty beaches and ...
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Sri Lanka: King of Coconuts

Food is often a good barometer for understanding a country. When it comes to certain foods passions run high, on ...
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A train crosses the Nine Arches Railway Bridge in Sri Lanka.

Touts in Sri Lanka: what to expect

Beautiful Sri Lanka. Endless blue skies, vivid turquoise ocean, swaying palm trees and delicious food. Sounds perfect, right? But behind ...
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Morning views across from Ella Rock.

Exploring the hills of Ella

Ella is no stranger to tourists, in fact it might even be a little too touristy. This is more than ...
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What’s for breakfast in…Sri Lanka?

Breakfasts in Sri Lanka are like the country's landscape - bright and fresh and scattered with coconut. There are also plenty of ...
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Matara: more than meets the eye

Matara is a dusty, busy, commercial city on the southern tip of Sri Lanka. Although that makes it sound like ...
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Galle

Galle is famous for the breezy charm of its pretty fort area, a stonghold that's outlasted colonisers and tsunamis, but ...
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Kosgoda & Negombo – western beach towns

From the churches of Little Rome and a spice trading past to a sleepy town where turtles lay their eggs, the West ...
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A Sri Lankan stilt fisherman.

Sri Lanka

Floating in the Indian Ocean and famed for its Ceylon tea, Sri Lanka is a heady blend of beaches, rainforests, ...
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