Growing up I was completely oblivious to the soul-lifting visual delight of structures and spaces. This has changed in recent years. My awareness and love for architecture blossomed when I visited Europe for the first time. The cab ride from the Vienna Airport to my hotel in Stephansplatz was a splurge of awakened gratification – witnessing the baroque style buildings, particularly within the Ringstrasse. As … Continue reading Anantara Kalutara — The Last Bawa Project
My stay at the 42 Lighthouse Street by Taru Villas wasn’t pre-planned. One Friday, I joined a familiarization tour organized by the Taru Villas team with a couple of other colleagues of mine, to inspect their properties. We started with the furthest (Tangalle) and moved towards Colombo, stopping by all the Taru properties in-between. By the time we reached Galle, it was quite late and … Continue reading 42 Lighthouse Street by Taru Villas ‘An Oasis of Tranquility’
The iconic New York City needs no introduction, but if you are a first time traveller to the largest city in the United States, knowing your way around the city can be quite helpful. Anyone who loves exploring new cities would have NYC at the top of their list of ‘must visit destinations’. I have always wanted to roam the streets of New York and … Continue reading My First Visit To New York City
About a year ago, I remember scrolling through my insta feed, and seeing a bride dressed in a white cotton saree with intricate lace work. Not only was it different to the glimmering stone worked sarees bride’s usually choose, this piece of work looked quite exquisite. After admiring it for a few more minutes I completely forgot about it until I paid Galle Fort a … Continue reading Beeralu Lacemakers Of The South
My husband and I travel often ( he, more than myself) but I tag along whenever I can. Even when I was two months pregnant I hopped on a flight to the US (everyone said a long flight would be a bad idea😐). I was anxious at the start but then I just eased into it gradually. This year when my baby turned six months … Continue reading Traveling with a baby for the first time? Hear me out!
As kids we always wanted to catch a glimpse of the animals we learnt about in school. We would get so excited about a zoo visit as opposed to looking at pictures on a book. But now that we’ve grown up, we understand the sorrowful plight of these animals. Having heard and read about the cruelty, I choose to witness them in their own habitat, … Continue reading Tick Minneriya off your travel bucket list next summer
Are you dreaming of a holiday in a tropical island, sun-kissed and all? Well, your dream holiday is my home. As much as I love a relaxed beach getaway in my home country Sri Lanka, a desire to venture into unknown geographies fascinates me. However, it is no secret that if you are a Sri Lankan passport holder, you must adhere to strict visa procedures … Continue reading What’s so fancy about DC?
I have flown to many destinations via Qatar before, but it has never occurred to me, to stop and explore the country. For convenience we would often book our accommodation at the airport hotel, to get through a long layover. This year, on our journey to Austria, my husband and I decided to give it a try… We were not interested in big city malls … Continue reading Bustling Labyrinth Market Of A Bygone Era
“Vienna wasn’t just a city, it was a tone either one carries forever in one’s soul or one does not. It was the most beautiful thing…” Continue reading O Vienna, you stole my heart!