Shopping in Sri Lanka

Despite my London apartment being stuffed to the rafters (minimalist is never going to be my style) I always seem to find myself sitting on top of a suitcase at the end of every trip…

Eating out in Colombo, Sri Lanka (or “How to Eat Your Own Bodyweight in Seafood”)

Colombo feels as though its a city on the cusp of change. For years it has had a reputation as somewhere that you don’t stop for long before heading to one of the coasts and,…

Hikkaduwa, East Coast Sri Lanka

Hikkaduwa sits in the centre of the region worst hit by the Tsunami on boxing day back in 2004 (its hard to believe that it was already a decade ago). You might recall reports of…

Colombo: Galle Face Green

I don’t know about you but I am an expert people watcher. I get it from my mother. My brother calls it just plain nosey but I’d like to think I’m just super observant and…

Tokyo: Ueno Park

 I hold my hands up and admit that I am a nightmare to travel with.  Half the fun is in the advance planning for me and several months can be spent researching locations,…