Tuesday, 4 September 2018


Between the 11th and 13th century Polonnaruwa was the island's medieval capital. There are well preserved ruins of Palaces, Bathing Pools and Stupas.

Monday, 3 September 2018


Buddhists, young and old, show their devotion at Temples.

In other words, take off your shoes before entering the Temple

Sunday, 2 September 2018


The first capital of Sri Lanka dating to 377BC, a UNESCO World Heritage site famous for its gleaming white Dagobas ( large bell-like Temple structures) which house Buddhist relics.

Thursday, 30 August 2018

Negombo Fish Market

Local guide explaining the drying process
Back breaking work of turning the fish over
Blue Marlin and the ever present wild dogs

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Crab, glorious crab

Actually I'm not an expert on Crab and wasn't looking forward to having to dismantle one for its meat but Mb had been told of a Colombo restaurant, Ministry of Crab, which is highly ranked in a survey Asian restaurants and which is booked out daily. Mb made our reservations two months ago and when we arrived there last night we encountered a more casual venue than I was expecting but one with loads of atmosphere.

I enjoyed the quality of the dishes we ordered if not the work needed to get at the meat in the main courses. I suppose I'm averse to getting my fingers sticky and messy.

The open kitchen
Crab and avocado salad
Crab pate, the glass jar contains treacle which you pour over the pate
Chilli Crab
Crab Curry