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 […]

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 […]

Loolecondera Tea Estate

Conveniently staying at Taylor’s Hill meant a trip to Loolecondera which is close to Deltota.  We were collected from the front door of our fab boutique hotel and taken to the factory stopping off on the way to see black pepper trees, cinnamon bushes and citronella plants. Our guide was very knowledgeable and the driver competent as […]

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 […]

Why Mount Mulanje is important to Malawi.

The Mountain is the third biggest in Africa and is something that the locals are very proud of and are very much aware of its significance to them. It provides for them financially and spiritually as well as being a magnificent back drop to their home. Mount Mulanje dominates the Mulanje district of South West […]