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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I’ve been suffering from snow withdrawal. It’s been a few seasons now since I hit the slopes and so I’ve been dying to get back on skis. It just so happened that this holiday coincided with the end of a really tough six months in work and couldn’t have arrived at a better moment…

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