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Month: October 2015

A beach retreat for the 21st century- Calamansi Cove by Jetwing

A beach retreat for the 21st century- Calamansi Cove by Jetwing

By Royston Ellis

Many new hotels are opening in Sri Lanka, some designed for mass tourism, others created as small retreats for discerning guests who don’t want to stay with hordes of others. Since the Calamansi Cove (by Jetwing) is only 10km from my cottage in Ind...

The use of Coriander in Sri Lankan Cuisine

The use of Coriander in Sri Lankan Cuisine

By Royston Ellis

Eat in a good restaurant in Sri Lanka and the chances are high that torn coriander leaves will be the featured garnish. It turns up on pumpkin soup, garlic prawns, darne of seer fish, lentil curry, and I’ve even had it sprinkled over roast chicken....

Sri Lanka Customs

Sri Lanka Customs

By Royston Ellis

All visitors to Sri Lanka encounter customs on arrival; there are red channels for those with something to declare, and a green channel for those with nothing on which duty should be paid. There is a duty free allowance for liquor and perfumes, but n...

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