Worth the trip on its own: the food. Where to start, first the Hoppers, a pancake made in a bowl shaped pan so the middle is thick and moist and the edges are thin and crispy. Either plain or with an egg in the middle, eaten with fish curry or chicken curry and spicy Seeni Sambol (spicy caramelized onion heaven), scooped up by breaking off bit of the hopper. The hopper man at the hotel was doing 4 at a time and serving hot out of the pan. The curry, rice, milk ri...
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We arrived and are safely ensconced in the Victorian splendor of the Mount Lavinia Hotel. It is on a small headland sticking into the Indian Ocean, withers the breeze blowing and perfect pool temperature and brilliant food. Catching up with family and generally eating and eating. Evelyn spent hours in the pool. The flights were long but uneventful (a good thing). We attempted to buy some whiskey as a gift from duty free in NY, but you are not allowed to bring du...
As the sun set over the Indian Ocean on Friday I realized we had seen three sunsets without seeing a bed. We left Boston on Wednesday afternoon, drove to New York and watched the sunset while waiting to board the plane. The plane took off at 11PM flying east into 7 hour time difference so that as we descended into Doha Qatar at 7PM on Thursday the sun set for the second time. After a quick one hour between planes we left Doha around 8PM arriving in Colombo at 4...
Here it is, time to take off. We are in New York JFK airport ready to take off for Colombo via Doha Qatar. We drove from Boston in the rain, the long term parking guys were not keen on our Boston Red Sox hats (must be Yankie fans), thankfully its an old car (who knows what they will do). Here's the day one, zero mile photo and the " car pig" a good luck charm that lives on the dashboard.