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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]