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Bombay Velvet

Bombay Velvet

By Juliet Coombe

I have always been the girl behind the camera and was until Bombay Velvet over looked for my hidden acting talents, well if you can call dancing in heavy beaded dresses and jumping off steam trains acting. Ten years in the making Bombay Velvet is a b...

Experiencing Jetwing Vil Uyana

Experiencing Jetwing Vil Uyana

By Juliet Coombe

Go and see the Jetwing Vil Uyana organic garden I’m told so off I trot with Chaminda, the hotel’s naturalist, famed for his discovery and enhancement of the Slender Loris monkeys in the extensive grounds of the hotel. He takes me, with the hint o...

Grape Night Out at Jetwing Lighthouse

Grape Night Out at Jetwing Lighthouse

By Juliet Coombe

Like the family owned Jetwing Hotel group, the percentage of female GMs verses spectacular female wine makers is on the increase, but inviting Sri Lankas top bankers, lawyers and business gurus to a Mistress Class instead of a wine Master Class at Je...

Going Dutch Thali-style

Going Dutch Thali-style

By Juliet Coombe

To match the opulence of Landesi by Jetwing situated on Middle Street, a magnificent banquet style breakfast is served in a range of dishes known as a Tropical Dutch Thali. Each item is served on a bamboo string hopper mould, which are turned upside ...

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...