Villa Spotlight: Villa Ambalama






What is an ‘Ambalama’? In one of the local language (Sinhalese) ‘Ambalama’ means a place where pilgrims travelling across the country can stop for the night and relax and recharge before recommencing their journeys which in the olden days took…






Whale watching in Sri Lanka






Located along the ancient silk route and modern shipping routes, Sri Lanka has had the pleasure of being visited by many a foreign traveler dating back centuries. A more recent discovery is that these same shipping routes are also favoured by…






7 things NOT to do when travelling in Sri Lanka






When you are travelling to a new country with a culture and lifestyle which is extremely different from what you are used to, it is very easy for actions and words to be misunderstood and miscommunicated. To make sure that…






Interview with Manuela from Dolce Italia – Colombo






What motivates someone to pack up their bags and come to a tropical island to set up a business? Well, first of all ‘tropical island’ might have given away some clues. Today we’re talking to Manuela Prugnoli of Dolce Italia…






Adventures for the adrenaline junkie






When you think of Sri Lanka and its beautiful beaches, the first thought is to spend a relaxing time soaking up the sun on a golden sandy beach staring at the turquoise ocean. For the adventurous travelers out there, we…






Celebrating Sri Lankan New Year






When the cuckoo (Asian Koel) starts singing its mating call, all Sri Lankans know that the New Year is near. For most Sri Lankans the 1st of January may be the dawn of the new calendar year but the real…