A temporary closing of the Sri Lankan chapter 

Visiting Colombo at the same time as the Prime Minister of Pakistan was not an easy journey….but if I wasn’t able to visit the old Dutch Hospital, I still managed to see enough to realize there is more to Colombo than the eye and palate can meet…. I shall be back…. The racial tensions are still present and making kids learn each other language can … Continue reading A temporary closing of the Sri Lankan chapter 

A “brief” art and culture encounter in Sri Lankan paradise : the Bawas 

At the end of my journey across the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, I was meant to stay and relax in my lovely hotel, the Surf…. But had to visit Bevis Bawa’s legendary family house      …. Although  finding it proved more difficult than expected … But worth it as the people and landscapes are simply exquisite! And then comes this out-of-the world property….  At … Continue reading A “brief” art and culture encounter in Sri Lankan paradise : the Bawas 

Sri Lanka is my cup of tea!

    And this is how you prepare it…   White tea is simply sundried, green is steamed and black is processed:                        In fact of course, there is much more than tea to be appreciated in this amazing earthly paradise…. Landscape and diversity are infinitely varied…. Some facts, right out of Lonely Planet Sri Lanka Guide 2015      From Horton Plains    which … Continue reading Sri Lanka is my cup of tea!

Cosmo SL people 

 Let’s start with some tales…. Grinding chili towards the outside  in Singama Dewale island Temple : the way to obtain revenge if you’ve been wronged. Sunia God at 10:00 pm rides his white horse with his wife Nagina cobra queen, so you’d better lit an oil lamp to fulfill your wishes. These beliefs are still anchored in the very imaginative mythology of a colorful and … Continue reading Cosmo SL people 

Temples in Sri Lanka

  Religion is omnipresent in Sri Lanka, and so is ethnicity…          Drambulla mixed temple (hindu architecture Buddhist faith)  : this charming temple is located on an artificial island… As you can tell, boots were more appropriate than sandals but since you have to take off your shoes anyhow to visit the temples, there’s not much to be done except wearing easy havaianas….which I ended … Continue reading Temples in Sri Lanka

Wild Sri Lanka

A  tumpatrana….that’s how you call the luck of finding a whole family of 3 elephants in Sri Lanka….come back as I’ll post here my photos of animals encountered along my fabulous adventure….as well as some posted by     my fabulous guide and chauffeur, Pradeep (click on his name for further contact) after my return!                                                           At the … Continue reading Wild Sri Lanka