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Dragon Fruit

Dragon Fruit

By Royston Ellis

There are many unusual fruits grown in Sri Lanka, such as the prickly rambutan – a red, plum-sized tropical fruit tasting like a lychee – and the green, spiky durian with its fetid smell but creamy pulp of robust deliciousness once its shell is o...

River Safari

River Safari

By Royston Ellis

A popular outing for guests staying on the west coast of Sri Lanka is to take a cruise by boat, with an outboard motor, along one of the many broad rivers that flow into the Indian Ocean. The river at Bentota is near several mainstream hotels and has...

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...

Sarong Style

Sarong Style

By Royston Ellise

I was fascinated when I first settled in Sri Lanka to see pairs of men walking along the street holding hands and wearing what seemed to be an ankle length skirt. I quickly realised that hand-holding among men (which seems to have died out) signified...

The Tree that Walks

The Tree that Walks

By Royston Ellis

Not only does Sri Lanka have fascinating fauna like pangolins and dugongs, the country also has some incredible flora, such as plants that eat insects and trees that walk. You’ll see clumps of the latter along the west coast and in unkempt gardens,...