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The tamarind tree

The tamarind tree

In the evening, the vibrant village sky is layered in the colours of my artist’s palette. My artist palette is an old saucer with a vegetable drawing printed in it. It was part of the porcelain dinner set my father got as a gift when […]

These Are the Most Unexpected Questions Being Asked at the Immigration

These Are the Most Unexpected Questions Being Asked at the Immigration

We all have those unexpected, funny, weird and memorable experiences at the immigation desk, usually in a new destination in a foreign country. Last September, I was visiting India for the third time on a new evisa. I arrived at the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) […]

Tea Stories from Around the World: Where Tea Is More Than a Drink

Tea Stories from Around the World: Where Tea Is More Than a Drink

Coming from the beautiful island of Sri Lanka, not a day passes without a cup of piping hot tea in our lives. Nathan loves his tea with a little milk, while I am a huge fan of Indian masala chai (tea) where tea leaves are […]

Breakfast in Sri Lanka: Island’s Favorite Dishes

Breakfast in Sri Lanka: Island’s Favorite Dishes

I remember in the initial days of our relationship, we decided to have a breakfast date. Not brunch. Not late breakfast. Just a real morning breakfast. We went to one of the few places in Colombo having early breakfasts and that was a hearty meal. […]

Tropical Fruits You Can Find in Sri Lanka

Tropical Fruits You Can Find in Sri Lanka

Recently, we were passing by the makeshift stalls covered by piles and piles of rambutan, mangosteen and duriyan on Havelock Road, and wondered why we haven’t written anything about the glorious amount of tropical fruit available in our island. So here we are, writing about […]

Visiting Bomburu Ella Falls in Sri Lanka

Visiting Bomburu Ella Falls in Sri Lanka

We take a scenic route to reach the Nuwara Eliya – Welimada Road, passing colonial-era tea gardens, eucalyptus trees where mist journeys like an old mystic character from Russian children’s fantasies, and pink daisies dance to the chilly mountain breeze.

Life Is to Live: Stories Shared Over Food in Colombo

Life Is to Live: Stories Shared Over Food in Colombo

His memories take him to his childhood where he and his family would walk through the tree-clad paths after the monsoon showers, where wild, edible mushrooms popped up on old, dilapidated tree trunks.

Here’s why you should not give up on Sri Lanka

Here’s why you should not give up on Sri Lanka

There are many ways to experience Sri Lanka, but to know her real side – the warmth of strangers, the nose-tingling aroma of a seasoned chicken curry, and the mythical beauty of paddy-fields where fireflies dance in a moonless night – one has to dive deep into her community.

Palatupana: Sand dunes, and a deserted beach in the vicinity of Yala National Park

Palatupana: Sand dunes, and a deserted beach in the vicinity of Yala National Park

On the way, Sheeba’s mum joins her little four-legged rascal. Sheeba is a tiny munchkin, the resident doggo at Yala Yin Yang. And as expected from pooches his age, the longest time Sheeba stands still at one place limits to barely one minute.

Casual Dining at The Tuna & The Crab in Galle Fort

Casual Dining at The Tuna & The Crab in Galle Fort

We love food. And that’s not a secret. So in an attempt to add more food-related content on our blog, we went to The Tuna & The Crab in Galle Fort. The Tuna & The Crab is actually a combination of both Nihonbashi and Ministry […]

Our Favorite Eats From September, 2018

Our Favorite Eats From September, 2018

Hello all, While you may find a lot of foodie stuff on our Instagram, It’s been a while since we talked about food here on our blog. Our actual blog. September was a good food month. Living in Colombo, not many days are good food […]

10 Things You Can Do in Arugam Bay Beside Surfing

10 Things You Can Do in Arugam Bay Beside Surfing

We went to Arugam Bay earlier this year and loved everything about the quaint hamlet on Sri Lanka’s East Coast. Since it was the “off-season” it was far away from the Arugam Bay we had heard of. We were away from the maddening crowds, hipsters […]