I’m at the Galle Face Hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka, which is without a doubt one of the most famous hotels on the planet. Founded in 1864, it is one of the oldest hotels in Asia, but that’s not nearly the full extent of its appeal. There is a mystique here that’s derived not only [...]
The View From My Window: Hambantota, Sri Lanka
I’m looking out upon a place that could lose its remote status fast.
Speaking Of Tsunamis On The Southern Tip Of Sri Lanka
In a matter of moments a village is washed away and everything is changed in the south of Sri Lanka.
Showing Up At Airports Ridiculously Early
The airport is my refuge.
Traditional Net Fishing on the Beaches of Sri Lanka
Fishing on the beaches of Sri Lanka is a tradition that the people there have been doing for thousands of years. Today, a sea turtle came in with the catch.
A Beginner’s Guide to Surf Arugum Bay
A quick guide to honing surfing skills in Arugum Bay, Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka Travel: Elephants, Big Lizards, and The Joy of Leaving a Tourist Area
A story of giant lizards, blaring music, sacrificial flaming coconuts, crowded buses, elephants, and the surprises that manifest out of the Sri Lanka countryside.
5 First Impressions of Sri Lanka
Stepping into Sri Lanka for the first time, this is what Lawrence Hamilton found.