Transport in Sri Lanka

Bandaranaike International in Colombo is well served by Sri Lankan Airways and Emirates and unusually the arrivals area is busy with a wide range of shops including electrical white goods and exchange bureaus. It was here that we met Lal our private driver who took us to our first accommodation Casa Heliconia  and travelled with us to complete our Sri Lankan itinerary. It cost […]

Eating at The Kandy House in Sri Lanka

One of the highlights of my Sri Lankan trip were the buffalo smoothies made by the staff at The Kandy House. Thick and creamy with either strawberry or pineapple to flavour, refreshing after sightseeing and a challenge to make them last! The food at Kandy (in my opinion) was a fusion of Sri Lankan and European […]

Pinnawalla Elephant Orphanage, Sri Lanka

Our driver  Lal suggested a stop off at the Pinnawalla Elephant Orphanage on our Journey from Kaleliya to Kandy. In need of a break and an opportunity to stretch our legs we agreed and after passing over 2500 Sri Lankan rupees  (about £12) we found ourselves being led down to the area where the elephants roam. I […]

Temple of the Tooth Relic, Kandy, Sri Lanka

This is probably the most popular landmark in Kandy so timing may make a difference to your visit. We arrived at about 10.30am along with about a million other people who were made up of both locals and visitors. Our visit coincided with a blessing time so many locals were bringing their offerings of beautiful […]