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Hospital St, Colombo 00100, Sri Lanka

Undoubtedly one of Colombo’s most atmospheric shopping areas can be found amid the historic surroundings of Fort’s Old Dutch Hospital, built in 1677. There are outlets here of several Colombo favorites like Spa Ceylon and Barefoot,...

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Park St, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Set in a 19th-century mansion-turned-boutique-hotel, Rare at Residence looks out over a peaceful garden and swimming pool. Well-heeled locals enjoy the contemporary spin on old favorites here, like Anglo-Indian mulligatawny soup and beef...

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Station Passage, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Just east of Galle Face Green is yet another vestige of Colombo’s colonial past. Slave Island is surrounded by Beira Lake on all sides but one and is where Portuguese and Dutch colonialists held African slaves brought to the...

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A2, Tangalle, Sri Lanka

An hour south of Hambantota, bustling Tangalle is the center of commerce in this part of the island. Every Wednesday and Saturday, vendors flock to its covered market to sell their wares—everything from pots of buffalo curd to fruits...

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Tangalle Beach, Tangalle, Sri Lanka

Tangalle Beach (also called Tangalla) encapsulates all that is alluring about this part of Sri Lanka: An unspoiled stretch of sand and a constant crash of waves make the area popular with both sunseekers and surfers....

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We stayed at a basic but cute guesthouse in Mirissa run by a lovely man. He was a bit confused when we asked to have a traditional Sri Lankan breakfast instead of the toast and eggs they were offering to other guests, but he agreed and were were...
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Sri Pada / Adam's Peak, Sri Lanka
Three hours uphill hike, 5831 steps to the altitude of 2243 meters above sea level, numerous places to stop along the way, beautiful colourful sunrise, a magical shadow, and walk like a penguin for a few days. That is the package you get doing the...