I nearly believed a Freudian slip to be some kind of fancy lingerie. Disaster has been averted.
If it's a cloudy day, with no chance of meatballs, and you happen to own a Samsung Galaxy Duos 'not-so-smart' phone that you haven't yet flung at the wall in a justifiable fit of rage, you maybe want to give this a try. Location: Wellawatte, Sri Lanka Evening time-lapses in the city are extra... Continue Reading →
They may not pack as much bad-ass-cred as the revered Komodo Dragon of Indonesia or the creepy Gila Monster of the USA, the Water Monitor of South Asia or the Kabaragoya as popularly known among the Sri Lankan locals must surely be in the reckoning for induction into the League of Badassdom. I for one... Continue Reading →
A trip to Africa can seem daunting to most travellers before it even begins, thanks in no small part to the unlimited sources of information available today, plus friends and family chiming in with their worst case shrunken heads/cannibalism scenarios. Forget what you have or haven't heard for a bit and read on for... Continue Reading →
Vesak, a Buddhist holy day, is celebrated in most Buddhist countries on the day of the full moon during May. It is a commemoration of the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha. Sri Lankans take the celebration up a few notches than most. Vesak in Sri Lanka is a cultural festival where cities are illuminated,... Continue Reading →
Guys you can put away the lotion/olive oil. It's not what you think. But if you read on I guarantee you will garner some very useful knowledge that could probably change your mind about sending me death threats. Yes they are boobies, but the flying and furry kind. As you may imagine, I've already lost... Continue Reading →
continued from [Part 01/02] [DAY 02] This was easily one of our most anticipated mornings in a long, long time. The breakfast leg of the Jaffna curry night is successfully concluded, aptly with some milk tea laced with rush inducing proportions of sugar, pretty much how tea is done in Sri Lanka. We chatted around... Continue Reading →
Jaffna, or Yaalpanam/Yapanaya as it is known in Tamil/Sinhalese had for the longest time been a pseudo-mythical land. This rings especially true for most of my generation, those born in the 80’s, 90’s and thereabouts. It is a part of Sri Lanka that most of us never really saw or travelled to, gathering what morsels... Continue Reading →