Showing posts with label sri lanka. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sri lanka. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Pure Leaf Tea

pure leaf tea
During our visits to Sri Lanka, a country famous for its exceptional tea, we have had the pleasure to visit tea plantations. The landscapes in these regions are memorable and beautiful. I have seen the plantation workers hard at work during the heat of the day hand-picking every leaf that we enjoy. Most of the workers I have seen doing this tedious work are women. As tea-lovers, we have been indulging the delicious, different flavours of Pure Leaf tea.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Watch the amazing Macaque Monkeys on Disneynature Monkey Kingdom

Monkeys are amazing creatures, and very much close to humans in many ways. The similarities we share with monkeys are beautifully and artistically presented in the Disneynature Monkey Kingdom. It has taken three years and talents of many experts to bring this movie to us. This movie based in the beautiful island of Sri Lanka by the ancient ruins founded in the jungles of Polonnaruwa, gives us a perspective of the lives of Macaque monkeys from their eyes. Watching this documentary movie has increased our love and respect for these creatures we had the pleasure of seeing in action during our visits to Sri Lanka.  

Monday, April 7, 2014

Travelling Without Leaving, With This Nostalgic Clay Pot Fish Curry

As the weather warms up, I enjoy cooking on my barbecue and the stove top outdoors. I miss cooking outdoors in my clay pots during the winter, since clay pots tend to crack due to extreme temperatures from hot to cold. I cooked this spicy, flavourful fish curry using king fish on my clay pot that I bought last year during our summer vacation to Sri Lanka. It allows me to travel to the flavours that I crave, without packing my bags :) and brings back lots of good memories.

Monday, December 9, 2013

The Peacefulness of Flying a Kite and Mary Poppins

Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke bring this timeless classic Mary Poppins 50th Anniversary edition for the first time on Blu-ray and DVD on December 10th. Enjoy a spoonful of all-new digital restoration in this musical number that will make you want to tap your feet. I am sure this movie will bring back lots of memories for you, as it did for us. It is a wonderful movie to watch with the whole family.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Our Adventurous Safari at Minneriya National Park

We went to see the elephants gathering at Minneriya National Park one morning during our vacation in Sri Lanka, close to the North Central Province. Minneriya is known to be a place where hundreds of Asian elephants lead by matriarchs gather and assemble along the banks of the reservoir. 

Monday, October 21, 2013

Visiting The Turtle Hatchery

Sri Lanka, an island in the Indian Ocean attracts five varieties of turtles. Turtles are pre-historic creatures that have been in the ocean for millions of years. However, due to human activities they are an endangered species. We visited a Turtle Hatchery and learned many interesting information. In the Turtle Hatchery, the turtle eggs are protected from poachers and predators. 

Thursday, September 26, 2013

We Learned How Elephant Dung is Transformed Into Paper During Our Eco Tour

Products made with elephant poo paper
During our visit to the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in Sri Lanka, we saw a small elephant poo factory that gave us the opportunity to learn how elephant dung is transformed into paper. I have seen products made with elephant poo during the Green living show in Canada, so very curiously we went in. 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Our Stay at Jetwing Beach Hotel by the Golden Sandy Beaches

During our summer vacation in Sri Lanka, we had the pleasure of staying at the Jetwing Beach hotel in Negombo, Sri Lanka. We had a memorable stay at this hotel by the golden sandy beaches of Negombo.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Meet Me There if you come via Emirates to our Summer Vacation Destination

emirates
My family and I are very excited about our upcoming summer trip to Sri Lanka via Emirates.  One of the excitements of travelling long-distances overseas is flying in fabulous aircrafts, enjoying the food served in the plane, appreciating the service, experience and adventure of travelling. We chose Emirates because it goes to our destination without a change in different airlines and because of their free to join Emirates Skywards program.