Helga's Folly is a hotel on a hilly road in Kandy that can only be described as one very trippy experience. It used to be a family home in the 1930s and today attracts visitors who come…
Cotton Collection has got a really fun, colourful selection of good quality clothes. It's more youthful stuff though, and the variety is enjoyable if you're into colour and patterns. It's one of those places where…
Secrets offers an array of vibrant bras and panties. Well not just undies, they have a very naughty collection of sexy lingerie, costumes and night dresses as well.
Cafe Francais is the only and best French restaurant in Colombo. It's expensive but really high quality dining.
The Maritime Museum in Galle showcases a collection of boat models, maps, artillery and things found from ship-wrecks, some almost a century old.
Mondy is a popular shop for quality Women's office wear. They also do a pretty decent collection of shoes and accessories.
The All Saints' Church is a striking feature at the Galle Fort with its gothic columns and roof.
The Meeran Mosque in Galle Fort is beautiful on the inside with stained glass and lovely tiles on the floors.
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.
House Of Wines is a new place down Flower Road which focuses only on wine and champagne. They have a thoughtful and well-curated selection of wines with a good amount of affordable ones in the mix.
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.
St. Mary's Church is a beautiful place to visit if you're in Negombo. The stained glass and the paintings spanning the church's entire ceiling are awesome to witness, especially considering that the church…
Three years after opening Asylum has upped its food and service game
The early 17th Century Jaffna Fort was built by the Portuguese, expanded by the Dutch, and destroyed by human aggression. Visit the ruins - a testament to architectural prowess and sheer brutality.
Adams Décor is a place we stumbled upon that does wallpaper. The concept of wallpaper is foreign to me as a Sri Lankan, but if you have a bare white wall and you want to make it colorful, Adams Décor…
For those looking for healthy food in Colombo, the choices are limited, but The Salad Bar in Rajagiriya is looking to change that. They're a tiny stall that offers a range of salads at affordable…
Kandoori is an Indian restaurant that serves just biriyani and other Indian food.
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…
Kalpitiya is known for its beaches and its boat rides - so if you're ever there in November or December, it's the right time to go out to sea and check out the dolphins.
CuppaCrème is a home baker who is amazing at choc biscuit pudding and red velvet cupcakes.
Top Secret is a very cool beach hangout in Hikkaduwa. We loved the ambience and the food is good without being too pricey.
Aahaara is a caterer that does wood-fired biriyani and rice and curry.
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…