Rare powerful Sri Lankan sculpture

Image below shows (with close up details) of a rare powerful piece of non religious public sculpture in Sri Lanka. Rare in that it is NOT embarrassing to look at. It actually communicates a human emotion that touches a suspicious nut like me who is sceptical about everything — including cynicism. Non religious monumental art … Continue reading Rare powerful Sri Lankan sculpture

Expats: What does Sri Lanka feel like to you? –

I spent most of today swerving through the thick of Colombo traffic. Missing motorcyclists and trishaw taxis by millimetres. All to the beats of YFM and squeals of terror from the passenger seats. Intellectually I know that the third word feudal chaos of Sri Lanka is strange and terrifying to those from the relative safety … Continue reading Expats: What does Sri Lanka feel like to you? –

Colombo airport midnight express

Midnight run to Sri Lanka's international airport is one of the most dangerous, exciting and exhausting modules in the deadly game of driving in Colombo. Usually I end up playing this module during Sri Lanka's December-January mating season. When overseas relatives descend for extravagant meat market pre-sex parties we Sri Lankans calls weddings. Their flights … Continue reading Colombo airport midnight express

Red light trishaw

Photo below demostrates the intutive understanding Colombo's trishaw taxi drivers have of traffic lights. Those lacking this wisdom (easily acquired by living in the mystic east) should read my blog post on the secrets of Colombo's mysterious coloured lights. Written mind you, after many moons of research conducted under gruellingly terrifying life threatening conditions. Also called "the commute". It is quite … Continue reading Red light trishaw

Rest House food Sri Lanka

Underrated, unappreciated, unexpectedly delicious and affordable - even in these inflationary times. Colonial era institutions lost their grandeur to the shabbiness of crony socialism long before I came around. Yet I can't recall ever encountering bad food. Rest-houses were a fixtures my childhood's many "outstation" trips. An attempt by my parent's generation to re-live the … Continue reading Rest House food Sri Lanka