Emirates Lounge, Colombo.

The Emirates Business Class Lounge in Colombo is smaller than many I have visited but more than adequately serviced for the discerning traveller. Calming shades of beige and gold decor and seating with a mossy green carpet makes sipping that champagne restful and pleasing. The lounge sports the usual floor to ceiling windows, a good range of […]

Journey from Taylor’s Hill to Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Taylor’s Hill is a converted tea planter’s house designed for traveller’s who like a little luxury. I left Taylor’s Hill when the raining was falling so everywhere looked washed clean and newly bright as my private driver carefully negotiated the bends on the narrow hills descending into Kandy. The distance in total from Taylor’s to Colombo is less than 90 miles […]

Manuimpathy Hotel, Colombo

Manuimpathy like it’s sister hotels is boutique, luxurious and once a grand someone’s home. Infact it was one hundred and fifty years old and had been a family home for several generations. Located in district 7 of the city it has a small pool and is an ideal location for a day of sight seeing […]

Journey from Kandy to Taylor’s Hill

The rain had washed the dusty roads and polished the lush green vegetation ready for our 15 mile journey from Kandy to  Taylor’s Hill in the central province of Sri Lanka. Mist was hugging the Kandy Hills as albeit slowly we made our way through the traffic congested city. Before long we were beginning to climb high and Lal our […]

Deltota, Sri Lanka

The Grey Traveller got the opportunity to explore Deltota when staying at Taylor’s Hill a nearby tea planter’s house. Busy even on a Sunday morning this small town welcomed us as we wandered its two main streets. …it seemed we were the centre of attention. We looked in shop windows and shook people’s hands as clearly not many […]