ELLA, SRI LANKA

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Another instalment of our travels in Sri Lanka. Ella, a little gem nestled amongst tea plantations in Sri Lanka’s hill country is, for now, a rural idyll but go soon – development is rife and soon may overwhelm the quiet, village charm.

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MIRISSA AND WELIGAMA, SRI LANKA

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Tucked out of town beyond Weligama on the south coast of Sri Lanka’s beach Mecca, Eraeliya enjoys a truly stunning perspective out onto the Indian Ocean and a privileged position on a pristine stretch of sand cradled in a bay of rugged coastline.

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COLOMBO, SRI LANKA

PSX_20151003_125327On arriving at the gateway to Sri Lanka, you feel like you’ve caught the city unawares. Like an early guest to a dinner party, arriving before the host has had time to lay the table, as a tourist in Colombo you may feel your arrival wasn’t entirely unexpected, just a touch ahead of schedule. The city is in a state of undress. Buildings, young and old, are not quite at their best; old colonial buildings mottled and weather worn and young developments, butting out of the ground on every corner, girded in scaffolding and bare concrete.

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PERHENTIAN ISLANDS, MALAYSIA

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Yet another post about an Asian destination… I’m reluctant to publicise just quite how spectacular the Perhentians are but it would be a shame not to. They’re not entirely unheard of or untapped but thankfully are far from being spoilt. If I could I’d call a holt to any development, take a snapshot in time and cherish the islands in their splendour for as long as possible I would. Sadly there are signs of movement on the building front so go and go now!

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