Category Archives: Sri Lanka

Back to Civilisation and Drugged to the Eyeballs

14 December 2014 It’s the little things, like an ensuite bathroom, room service (that is no reflection on Sanjeev, our houseboy at The Kandy House) and the absence of rats freefalling from the ceiling that makes you appreciate life’s “creature” … Continue reading

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In the Tree Tops

8 December 2015 Mornings are pretty slow in The Kandy House, our home-away-from-home perched on the side of the hills surrounding Kandy’s central tank (lake). Here our two storey brick, tile and wood abode wakes to the mist that surrounds … Continue reading

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A Bombay Sapphire Monsoon

5 December 2015 The cool of the bungalow’s interior didn’t reflect the intensifying temperature building outside. The high Dutch colonial ceiling with its lazy fans slicing through the mid-morning air created a sanctuary from the tropical heat. The view through … Continue reading

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Sarongs and Snow

4 December 2015 Yep, another trip to Sri Lanka. Two weeks in tropical paradise, followed by another two weeks in Canada for a (hopefully!) white Christmas.  What a challenge to pack for: sarongs, board shorts and thongs lay on top … Continue reading

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An 80 year old “Boy” and Us.

18 March 2015 Well, that’s not quite true. There is also “Brutus” (as we’ve named him), a battle-scarred old dog who seems to enjoy our plantation home’s wide verandahs to escape the sun. We  sadly said “bon voyage” to our … Continue reading

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Heart of Darkness

10 October 2013 We are now travelling by the night train from Trincomalee to Habarana, hoping to catch up with some wild elephants. It’s their yearly get together called “The Gathering”. So as I clickety-clack, groan, squeak and wheeze (the … Continue reading

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Bare Chest and Bare Feet

2 October 2013 We are on our last day in Jaffna, the absolute top of the Island of Sri Lanka. Once the second biggest city in Sri Lanka, following the civil war, it is now the twelfth largest. We had … Continue reading

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