Aussie Swim Store is a pretty cool place to drop by if you are into designer-made beachwear. Be it resort wear, sun hats and beach bags they have it all.
A Minute By Tuk is a little eatery in the Galle Dutch Hospital. The ambience is cool since it's up on a deck, but the food is pricey and just okay.
The Hammock Cafe in the Galle Dutch Hospital has a great location and cool seating, but the food is pretty expensive and mediocre.
The Bellanwila Raja Maha Vihara is a popular temple just outside of Colombo (Boralesgamuwa). The bodhi-tree on the temple premises is one of the thirty-two saplings from the sacred bodhi tree in…
China Town is a little restaurant on Marine Drive that serves big sloppy portions of spicy Sri Lankan-Chinese and even some Indian.
We dropped in at the Java Lounge in Bambalapitiya the other day, and it's actually pretty good. They've got an accessible location, good coffee and some awesome desserts.
Hotel J is a Jetwing budget hotel in Negombo - the rooms are comfy and the theme is pleasant.
Frozen is a 'gourmet' ice cream place at Urban Kitchen. The prices are fine and they've got some interesting options on their menu.
Tea Avenue is a very cosy stop on Barnes Place to have a good cup of flavoured tea and some bready goods. The prices are good and the ambience is suited for all kinds of meetups.
Ruuk Village is a cabana resort in Kalpitiya - it's a very outdoorsy holiday place ideal for people who like camping and spending time with nature. It's by the Puttalam lagoon, a Rs. 150 tuk ride…
Arthur's pizza is now a pub, too. They do their own take on localised pizza.
Three years after opening Asylum has upped its food and service game
Good Market isn't just once a week anymore. Besides at Diyatha Uyana (Thursdays) and Racecourse (Saturdays), you can now get Good Market's fresh, organic food straight from local vendors, on Lakpahana…
Sugar Bistro Galle Fort is a smaller rendition of Sugar Bistro and Wine Bar in Colombo, serving the same great food and drank at a stylish new address at the Galle Dutch Hospital.
The Galle Dutch Hospital is small but super nice. It's a beautifully restored colonial building with a great and growing selection of places to eat, drink and shop.
The Weras Ganga park is a cool outdoors food-court in Bellanwila, one of many affordable hangout spots popping up in Colombo lately. The food is good, the range is wide, and if the weather is cool the Weras…
Kandoori is an Indian restaurant that serves just biriyani and other Indian food.
Kandy City Centre is Kandy's only big commercial mall. The mall looks pretty neat on the inside, looks better than Colombo's Majestic City or Crescat anyway, and it's got a lot of branded stores.
St John's Fishmarket in Pettah is now a Gold Center. The transformation is one part of Colombo's big urban planning picture, and as it is now, it's actually a pretty interesting place to visit.
Theva Cuisine is of Kandy's few good restaurants. With great breads, excellent dessert and friendly service, it's definitely worth a visit.
Amanté is an MAS brand selling an excellent selection of high quality lingerie at the Colombo Racecourse.
Theva Residency is a small boutique hotel - and open restaurant - about a fifteen minute drive from Kandy's center. The view here of the empire city and the hills that surround it is spectacular.
Agra is another one of those rare fine dining Indian restaurants in Colombo. They're not cheap but we think their food is definitely worth the price.
Wonderland is an ice cream and smoothie joint in Malabe that has a huge range of stuff on their menu, and it's quite cheap too. Their smoothie glasses are tall and they've got cool flavours like Milo and…