Sri Lanka, a suggested 15 day itinerary

This is the itinerary I planned and used in August. Collected by a private driver at Colombo airport in a comfortable air conditioned car, this proved valuable as Lal acted as guide and driver when ever we needed one. He took us to Casa Heliconia a forty five minute drive from the airport. Here we spent two nights and […]

Taylor’s Hill, Sri Lanka

Perched high on a hill overlooking tea plantations this grand house has been successfully reinvented as a boutique hotel part of the Manor House Concepts stable of luxury travel accommodation. Originally a coffee plantation house it eventually became home to James Taylor a tea planter and it is now leased to Manor House Concepts. The nearest town […]

Five things to do in Kandy

Kandy is the second city in Sri Lanka and often seen as the cultural hub of the island; it is busy, you don’t see people smoking on the streets and everyone I met was helpful and friendly. I chose to have a private driver when visiting and most of these ideas are his and I am grateful to his suggestions. Temple […]

My experience of Sri Lankan massage

Never one to miss an opportunity or new experience I was keen to try a Ayerveda massage in Sri Lanka in fact I tried three and the experiences were all very different. Wedegedara was a place our private driver took us to, on the slopes outside of Kandy we (husband and I )were quickly shown through to a twin […]