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Category: Discovering Adventures

Anawilundawa – Wetlands paradise at a turtles pace

Anawilundawa – Wetlands paradise at a turtles pace

By Juliet Coombe

Mud spurted out in all directions as our vehicle wheels spun around and dug deeper into the mud while a curious monkey swung over to see what all the noise and commotion was about. Looking around this stunning 12th century hand-built tank with its e...

Sweet Bomb Jetwing Warwick Gardens Walk – Naturally High in the Highlands   

Sweet Bomb Jetwing Warwick Gardens Walk – Naturally High in the Highlands  

By Juliet Coombe

Juliet Coombe, instead of going to the village “kade” (shop) to buy some sweets, spent a few days at Jetwing Warwick Gardens discovering sweeter healthier alternatives. Walk back in time to when our ancestors grew everything and life was ...

Jetwing Yala’s Full Moon Turtles  – Juliet Coombe

Jetwing Yala’s Full Moon Turtles  – Juliet Coombe

By Juliet Coombe

Chamara, Jetwing Yala’s naturalist, who shot the pictures for this week’s blog organises ethical trips for hotel guests to see baby turtles hatching, tells me, “I have seen plastic mineral water bottles from Myanmar, a thousand miles away and s...

The hills are alive with the sound of Donald Trunk trumpeting

The hills are alive with the sound of Donald Trunk trumpeting

By Juliet Coombe

The author of Donald Trunk, Sri Lanka’s swimming elephant, met the village kids from around Jetwing Warwick Gardens, while researching the book’s sequel, and the terrible evils of the British elephant killer Major Thomas William Rogers, who wipe...

Jetwing Lighthouse – Birds Eye View of Galle Fort by Juliet Coombe

Jetwing Lighthouse – Birds Eye View of Galle Fort by Juliet Coombe

By Juliet Coombe

Circling the World Heritage Site Galle Fort from the air is quite simply breathtaking as this it’s the only view that allows one to truly comprehend the ancient citadels magnificence architecture and enjoy the Galle Forts daily rituals and ancient ...