Tag Archives: Sri Lanka

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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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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The Jungle at the Bottom of My Garden

27 September 2013 Our Villa is on the south coast of Sri Lanka. Villa Malgedara. Twenty minutes walk through the village to the beach and two minutes walk to the edge of Koggala Lake, the largest lake in Sri Lanka. … Continue reading

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Back to Serendipity

6 September 2013 Well, I’m on the “roam” again. Back to my most favourite destination in the world: Sri Lanka. “The Land of Serendib”, “The Tear at the Bottom of India” … and home of the best curries ever. I’m … Continue reading

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Elephants and (their) Gin & Tonics

24 December 2012 The family is now complete, with my sister-in-law and brother’s girlfriend joining the Arndt family at Mirissa beach prior to heading east along the coast to our next hotel in Tissamaharama (or as we prefer to call … Continue reading

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Regards from Bob

22 December 2012 The family has arrived. Well, not quite everyone … Michael (my eldest brother), his son Andrew, and Uncle Dangles (from the days when my nephew had trouble pronouncing ‘Daniel’, my middle brother’s name) arrived in the middle … Continue reading

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There were three of us in bed last night!

14 December 2012 Well, just to keep everyone up to date… I’m still in paradise, which takes the form of a private villa called ‘Mandalay‘, located on the beautiful palm-fringed south coast of Sri Lanka. Mandalay is a villa designed … Continue reading

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The Kandy Scam Man

11 December 2012 We are lucky enough to be back in the land called serendipity, Sri Lanka. Mum, Dad, Mike and I arrived with minimal fuss after a bit of repacking in Perth. It seems that although my mother understood … Continue reading

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