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Wangedi Pekoe – Long live the village cuppa or Juliet goes Wangedi

Wangedi Pekoe – Long live the village cuppa or Juliet goes Wangedi

By Juliet Coombe

You have heard of white tea, green and BOP and OP, but if you really want the true Sri Lankan village experience then head to Jetwing Warwick Gardens where Wangedi Pekoe is the best way to start your day at the bungalow. Wangedi always brings a spark...

Vil Uyana’s Red Light District – Slender Loris Watching

Vil Uyana’s Red Light District – Slender Loris Watching

By Juliet Coombe

The moon vanished behind the clouds and a thin whistle like call indicated the male Slender Loris is around, a rare clown like monkey that probably got its name from The Dutch that saw the species as the jungle jester. An adorable monkey with a clown...

Wake up to Sri Lankan coffee!

Wake up to Sri Lankan coffee!

By Juliet Coombe

Whilst you gaze across the beautiful hills surrounding Jetwing Warwick Gardens House, you will see the familiar sight of well kept but random scatterings of tea bushes lining the hills for miles around and some vibrant and colourful saris expertly pi...

Dishing it up…or Mr Tasty!

Dishing it up…or Mr Tasty!

By Juliet Coombe

Chef Nihal, known as the South’s spicy sorcerer, conjures up new dishes, always with a trend setting panache that reflects not only the regular clientele’s requests, but also the ever changing interests of today’s global traveller. In M...

Galle Fort Flea Market

Galle Fort Flea Market

By Royston Ellis

The first Sunday of every month is a good time to visit Galle Fort; that’s when the cobbled, tree-shaded square in front of the law courts is turned into an informal market, a tropical miniature version of the Flea Markets of Paris and London’s P...