Colombo – Food Detective – but no Mac
Jun21

Colombo – Food Detective – but no Mac

With the old Hollywood detective, ‘Colombo’, you’d always see him with a Mac – and whilst Colombo in Sri Lanka isn’t short of the creeping malaise of fast-food, you can still get an excellent meal without resorting to a Mac. The last thing we’d expect to suggest in Colombo, Sri Lanka’s capital, is that you should go to an hotel restaurant, to enjoy some of the best Sri Lankan food you’ll find anywhere. What city restaurants do exist...

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A count of ten in Colombo
May31

A count of ten in Colombo

Sri Lanka’s capital city is often just an entry point to get you on your way to the white sand beaches, cultural interior or fascinating wildlife – but it has an appeal all of its own. We’ve collected together ten places to see that we think epitomises the character of Colombo and makes it worthwhile delaying your departure for at least a day. They’re in no particular order and can all be covered during a cheap two-hour tuk-tuk ride –...

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Colour on the wing in Sri Lanka
Mar15

Colour on the wing in Sri Lanka

No matter how indifferent you might be to ‘Twitchers’ it’s almost impossible not to become mesmerised by the spectrum of colour and form in Sri Lanka’s birdlife. If you’re already a dedicated birder, then Sri Lanka offers you the ability to pursue your desires whilst the rest of the family (if you’ve brought them) can enjoy the culture, history and beaches of the country – such is the geographic and cultural variety within easy reach...

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Five quirky, quaint, quality, luxury hotels, worldwide
Feb08

Five quirky, quaint, quality, luxury hotels, worldwide

If you eschew glitz for the sake of it and seek instead something with real character, then take a look at our top five choices of accommodation in five different countries To avoid favouritism and so that we don’t have to make a choice, we’ve listed these wonderful places alphabetically Al Maha, Dubai   ‘Based on a Bedouin tent’ is a statement as far from reality as saying the Orient Express is based on a freight train –...

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Dreamy beds – our top 10
Jan19

Dreamy beds – our top 10

Our ‘alpha-bed-ical’ list of the top ten places to lie for. So that you’re not sleeping with the envy, make sure you check out our top ten ‘come to bed’ beds that have invited us from around the world. We’ve evaluated our current favourites using a simple checklist that each had to meet before it laid us out. To be a dreamy bed with sufficient ‘jump in, chill out’ value it had to be – sumptuous (big enough to swallow...

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