Heliconias in Sri Lanka – photoblog

I’m not one to profess to know much about flower names either at home in the UK or on my travels but I was impressed by the heliconias I saw in Sri Lanka. I have seen them in other tropical locations but none so vivid, exceptional and impressive as in Sri Lanka either in the botanical […]

Kaleliya, Sri Lanka – photoblog

We found ourselves in the lovely area of Kaleliya (Western province) staying at Casa Heliconia a series of pavilions on the edge of the village surrounded by rice fields and overlooked by a pure white pagoda. Wandering off the property we were soon greeted by locals and children playing in the fields, most of them on school […]

Initial impressions of Sri Lanka

What was your first impression of Sri Lanka? here is mine. Very friendly people No one smoking on the streets Traffic congestion in major cities Dense, green vegetation Lots of bright coloured flowers such as heliconias Unusual sounding birds Lion beer is popular Drinking tea is an important part of the day Lots of dogs […]

The Kandy House, Sri Lanka

Once a governor’s house and now a luxurious boutique hotel I knew as the gates were opened onto the sweeping drive that all would be well here. In fact much more than well, incredibly spoiled and decadent were the overwhelming feelings during my stay. We were welcomed with cool moist towels and refreshing passion fruit juice […]