Things To Do In Colombo

1. Visit the Good Market (Free) The Good Market is a weekly farmers market that offers fresh Sri Lankan organically grown produce, delicious snacks, house ware, garden supplies, jewellery, fair trade crafts, live music, kids programs, and much more! Tips: There is now a Sunday market that happens at the Araliya Car Park (behind Crescat). 2. Take part in a Quiz night! Quite popular among the Colombo crowd is the Barefoot Quiz that takes place […]

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One world joins with srilankan airlines

That’s right. Effective tomorrow, ie 1 May 2014, SriLankan Airlines will be part of oneworld, making it the 15th and newest mainstream airline member of oneworld (I’m excluding affiliates of oneworld here). This also makes SriLankan the first airline from the Indian subcontinent to actually join (unlike AI threatening to) a global aviation alliance. To be honest, SriLankan hasn’t been on my radar much till date, because they don’t offer a lot in terms of […]

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Ceylon tea play a surprisingly complex role in Sri Lanka.

It started with a single camellia sinesis plant brought from China in 1824 by the British, who had colonized the island then known as Ceylon in 1801.The plant was to be displayed in the Royal Botanical Gardens outside Kandy in the country’s lush interior — but it has since grown into a $1.5 billion export business for the teardrop shaped island nation off India’s southern tip. Alongside the agricultural production of tea, which accounts for 2.5% […]

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Walking tour of Pettah, Colombo

Pettah is one of the most famous neighborhoods in Colombo, known for its historic buildings and markets. A great place to start your tour of this historic area is the Pettah Market on Main Street, a hotbed of Sinhalese, Tamil and Muslim merchants. It’s one of the most important trading centers in Colombo, selling everything from spices and dried fish to textiles. From there, you can head to Sea Street for gem shopping. South of […]

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Sri Lanka for beach lovers

Sri Lanka overwhelms the senses. The air is heavy with the scent of jasmine, the food richly spiced and the landscape one of utter beauty; the radiant green rice paddies, forests of swaying palm trees and mountains puckered in tea plantations are utterly bewitching. But for many people Sri Lanka can be summed up in two simple words: the beach. No matter what kind of beach bum you want to be, you’ll find a patch […]

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