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The Peeping Frogs of Nuwara Eliya Book Launch

The Peeping Frogs of Nuwara Eliya Book Launch

By Juliet Coombe

Juliet Coombe talks to her son Samad about his amazing frog watching tour with Jetwing St. Andrew’s Naturalist Ishanda, who is bringing out a book on the most exciting of the amphibians the common toad and the more exotic Hill Country frog spec...

Kadugannawa’s Unusual Attractions

Kadugannawa’s Unusual Attractions

By Royston Ellis

Kadugannawa is a town astride the A1 road to Kandy 100km from Colombo and about 10km before the A5 turn off at Peradeniya to the hill country. It’s a town most visitors drive through without stopping but it is worth taking a break there to see some...

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...

Trail Blazing Frog Tour – Jetwing’s Frog Prince

Trail Blazing Frog Tour – Jetwing’s Frog Prince

By Juliet Coombe

Jetwing St. Andrew’s has tons of character reflecting its colonial past and spirit for adventure. One guest says of the nightly frog tour “We spent around 90 minutes with Ishanda, the resident naturalist and with torches spotting all the 10 d...

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...