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A foodie's guide to Sri Lanka

Friday, 10 Jul 2015 | Views [1110]

If you're like me, food is more than just fuel while travelling. You don't just grab a bite between sightseeing, you're constantly searching for the next food experience. There's a 'food' tab in your travel spreadsheet and your travelling style ... Read more >

Tags: cooking, food tour, foodie, sri lanka

Visit to a real-life chena farm + Recipe for Sri Lankan spiced fish in coconut oil

Friday, 10 Jul 2015 | Views [2306] | Video

When travelling to unknown destinations they say to be prepared for anything. But the last thing I expected one morning in Sri Lanka was to find myself seated next to a machete and a firecracker in a handmade treehouse on a remote farm. My ... Read more >

Tags: chena, coconut, crops, farming, fish, hut, lake, millet, sri lanka, treehouse

Cooking with a Jaffna family affected by civil war + Recipe for Jaffna Chilli Crab

Thursday, 9 Jul 2015 | Views [1603] | Video

This is a blog post about how a simple cooking date with one Jaffna family turned into a touching experience that I’ll never forget. In the kitchen with Mythily and her niece. On my first night in Sri Lanka’s far north, ... Read more >

Tags: chilli crab, jaffna, sri lanka

Good karma in Sri Lanka + Recipe for coconut milk rice

Thursday, 9 Jul 2015 | Views [1466] | Video

A white-clad pilgrim gestures for me to join the procession. I tuck my tattered notepad under my arm, cup both my hands to hold my coconut rice offering and slink quickly into line. The air is balmy and paper lanterns sway with the wind. There ... Read more >

Tags: ancient city, anuradhapura, bodhi tree, cooking, kiribath, milk rice, pilgrims, sri lanka, tradition

Why you should head to Sri Lanka's ancient city in June

Tuesday, 7 Jul 2015 | Views [1114]

Sometimes, it's not where you go but when you go. If you're planning a visit to Sri Lanka, you can't miss the ancient city of Anuradhapura. And to make your trip unforgettable you may want to head there in June. Here's why.  JOIN ... Read more >

Tags: bo tree, bodhi tree, buddha, food tour, milk rice, sacred city, sri lanka

The one superfood Sri Lankans can't live without

Monday, 6 Jul 2015 | Views [1774]

If you're a foodie chances are you've tried (pfft, led) most of the recent superfood trends. A kale smoothie for brekky? Or perhaps you fancy a quinoa salad for lunch? For most Sri Lankans though, there's just one superfood ingredient they rely on –... Read more >

Tags: chilaw, coconuts, cooking, food tour, king coconut, sambal, sri lanka, superfoods, tapper, toddy

Photos: Sri Lanka: Anuradhapura

Sunday, 5 Jul 2015 | Photo Gallery

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Photos: Sri Lanka: Chilaw & Coconuts

Saturday, 4 Jul 2015 | Photo Gallery

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Photos: Sri Lanka: Jaffna + Chena Farm

Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | Photo Gallery

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