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The Grand Old Lady of Kandy
The Grand Old Lady of Kandy

Queen’s Hotel Kandy has always been close to my heart. Besides being an icon I’ve been seeing frequently from the age of 5 or 80, it is an excellent landmark, for the stately building is the pride of beloved Mother – Noelle’s hometown. With a history of over 180 years, Queens ...

The Nostalgia of the past now … a place of awesome wonder

My first valuable lesson in history was at the age of 5. I knew then that I would write of the places I would travel to … and remember how it was in the beginning for amazing Polonnaruwa, declared the capital city by king Wijayabahu. Now it stands proudly as living testimony to the discipline ...

In the shadow of Mt Kalundewa Kelundewa Retreat
In the shadow of Mt Kalundewa  Kelundewa  Retreat

Kelundewa is not known. In fact I was a trifle dubious about the retreat – that truly was a place of peace and quiet in every sense of the word.   The village of Kelundewa takes its name from the mysteriously beautiful Kelundewa Kanda, close to Dambulu gala from the west and the Kal ...

Jie Jie Beach Shall Win Your Heart
Jie Jie Beach Shall Win Your Heart

Jetwing has a new girl in town and she is just beautiful. This all new property in Panadura offers a spectacular view of the Indian Ocean and has been built with all the care you would expect of a Jetwing creation.   Just one and a half hours away from Colombo, Jie Jie Beach boasts 180 ro ...

Giman Free - Your East Coast Getaway
Giman Free - Your East Coast Getaway

Giman Free is away from the clutch of hotels that dot the coastline of Passikudah. Travel towards the almost ghost Like town of Valaichenai and you will discover the hospitable Giman Free Beach Resort. Giman free is a prime location with a scenic beach with yellow powdery sands.   The pro ...