Fighting the good fight

It’s a well-known fact now that the world as we know it, is struggling with the problem of plastic, so when one hotel decided to take a step back to look at its plastic usage and subsequent waste, they were shocked and decided that enough is enough! And now, Buckingham Place in Tangalle, is keeping a close eye on their plastic use in an effort to minimize it as much as possible. In August, this chic minimalist hotel, located a short walk from the Tangalle beach, embarked on a journey to…

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The foodie side of Sri Lanka’s commercial hub

Food. No matter which part of the world you travel to, food is without a doubt one of the core ingredients of a memorable holiday. So when Pepper recently invited me to join them for a street food walk, I happily agreed!

Our group was met at sundown outside a bar in the bustling heart of Colombo, by Arshad – Pepper’s peppy Colombo expert and host. Taking a seat inside, we were treated to a shot of local alcoholic firepower mixed into an authentic concoction; coupled with the ambience and the yummy local bites, this certainly…

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Tuktuk racing around the island

The world is a constantly changing place, more so today than ever before. With ease of connectivity and a hunger to constantly try new things and showcase it to the world, little-known location.

The TukTuk Tournament is one such creative way to explore the nooks and crannies of this beautiful paradise island. If you’ve been daring enough to ever ride a tuktuk, in Sri Lanka especially, then perhaps you remember the way these three-wheeled gadgets weave across traffic. Imagine the places these tuktuks could reach. Blend in with the locals and become part of the island’s people.…

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Colombo’s booming café scene

An evening in Colombo is not quite the same as it used to be a couple of years ago. With swanky cafés that have opened up throughout most of the commercial capital and its suburbs, some good coffee and cake is never too difficult to hunt down. Here’s a quick lowdown on a few of my favourite spots for a quick bite in the city.…

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