Category: General

The Fortress re-launches the 'Lime Spa'

The Fortress Hotel, Red Dot’s favourite beach hotel on the south-west coast, is re-launching its “Lime Spa” in August 2008. The Lime Spa, managed by Per Aquum, manages the spas at Fortress in Sri Lanka and Huvafen Fushi, Maldives. Per Aquum has gone though a complete re-branding of all spas in the properties they manage.… Read More »

The Joy Of Spontaneous Travel.

As the only member of the Red Dot team not allowed the joy of largely permanent living in Sri Lanka, the tension has been building. It’s been several months since I managed my last trip. So here I am, travelling vicariously, reading a Guardian travel section about the Art of Spontaneous Travel. It’s a very… Read More »

River Café chefs in Galle.

Two chefs from the famous River Café in London, visiting Sri Lanka on a 5 week surfing tour, took time out from the beach to cook a stunning 6 course dinner for 30 at The Dutch House in Galle. A starter of Inzimino, a dish involving chickpeas, onions, tomatoes, white wine and spinach, was followed… Read More »

New Archeological Museum for Sigiriya

Some good news for those of us worried about the preservation of our heritage. The Central Cultural Fund of Sri Lanka has initiated the establishment of an Archeological Museum, a long overdue facility for the magnificent attraction of Sigiriya Rock Fortress. This new museum would enhance the experience to Sigiriya and would allow the visitors… Read More »

Sri Lanka – To travel or not?

When people visit Sri Lanka they invariably seem to return…often again and again. I met a lady in Kandy last weekend who was on her sixth visit. This time she brought her a family and two friends and was travelling around the island for 18 days. I asked what she thought about the security situation… Read More »

Some aspects of the Wildlife of Sri Lanka.

The gray langur, with the midnight-black face (shown here) and the macaque, or the red monkey are seen widespread in Sri Lanka’s jungle areas and sometimes even in the small villages. The larger of the two species, the langur, lives in large groups among the trees and is usually not aggressive. Groups of these monkeys… Read More »