Leave only footprints in Horton Plains

“KILL ONLY TIME TAKE ONLY PICTURES REMOVE ONLY RUBBISH LEAVE ONLY FOOTPRINTS “ This sign greets us at the entrance to Horton Plains. The 3,169 hectare Horton Plains National Park is a little different than the rest of Sri Lankan National Parks. It is ideal for a few hours hiking on the grassy plateau (up to 2100-2300 m a.s.l.) and between bizarre forms of cloudy forests. Such a forest, typical of

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Are stilt fishermen just a tourist attraction?

Culture, People

Most of the tourists would like to return from Sri Lanka with this characteristic shot. In many guides it is mentioned as one of the main attractions of this country, and also we all  know a picture with stilt fishermen,  taken in 1995, by the famous photographer Steve McCurry. Along the 30-kilometer stretch of Sri Lanka’s south coast, between the towns of Unawatuna and Weligama, stilt fishermen are the most common sight. How

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Watallapam — traditional dessert in Sri Lanka

Cooking

  Watallapam — traditional dessert in Sri Lanka. A delicate, creamy pudding with a characteristic spicy nut note is one of the most commonly found on almost all birthday and wedding receptions or holidays. This traditional dessert in Sri Lanka, owes its characteristic flavour, thanks to a special addition, which is jaggery, ie dark palm sugar.  The sap of the flowers of palm (Caryota Urens) is cooked until it changes into

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Kiribath or rice cooked with coconut milk

Cooking

  Kiribath or rice cooked with coconut milk, is one of the simplest Sri Lankan dishes I’ve ever had. It has a velvety, creamy texture. An ideal dish for people allergic to protein and vegans or vegetarians. It can be served both as a light breakfast and as an exquisite dish for special occasions. Kiribath is eaten at birthdays, weddings, Christmas or a New Year’s party. Because it is a symbol

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How to open a coconut? – advice for men and women

Cooking

Does anyone buy them? – I have often wondered, passing by a coconut stand. Well, these brown, hairy fruits are more like grenades than anything that can be easily opened. How to open a coconut? How do the SriLankans handle this? – I saw this for the first time, during a cooking lesson in Sri Lanka. One fast move with a machete and hey presto, the coconut is open. As one

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Srilankan curry… A few interesting facts about Sri Lankan Cuisine

Cooking

Sri Lankan Cuisine, well-known rice & curry cuisine offers an extraordinary combination of flavours: from acute coconut sambol by spicy curry combined with delicate rice and ending with wonderfully sweet desserts. One can never tire of this. For pasta and pancake lovers, great news! You can eat noodle in the fo rm of a pancake and a pancake in the form of a cup. Where do these flavours come from? The stormy

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