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... on its head. The DBU is actually a members only club, but they have the VOC (which stands for East India Company in dutch) cafe, which is open to the public. We ordered two Lamprais to takeaway and a couple of interesting fruit juices for the walk back. My drink, was a mix of coconut water, lime, mint & a natural syrup, which I have forgotten the name of. It was very refreshing. Kim opted for a mixed fruit juice and was equally ...
... of Asian architectural design. It
is also one of the oldest temples in Colombo and has one of the
oldest ficus trees which is more than 2,000 years-old; and is now
considered a holy tree.
the outset, we were asked to take off our shoes at the entrance. At
the corner of my eye I saw a monk in his saffron robe, sitting
under a mango tree. In another corner, women in white dresses were
kneeling on the ...
... did not! I ordered the house salad which was supposed to have onions, peppers and chicken. I was shocked when I received a salad covered in baby octopi and mussels in the shell!!! Needless to say Don ate all of the octopi and mussels and I picked through the rest.
After lunch, we decided to do some light shopping and search for some sunscreen, which is desperately needed at this point! Apparently, you can't purchase sunscreen ANYWHERE in this city!!!! We ...
After that little debacle with the rip-off I described in my last post, it was time to head for the next "tourist site", the Dutch Period Museum. The Dutch were in Sri Lanka for a very long period of time and I was talking to a delightful chap a few days ago who told me his name which obviously identified him as being what are, to this day, known as "burghers". I was a bit hesitant to use the term as I was unsure, in these ...
... and at less than £1:50 Sterling, extremely good value.
There was one amusing interlude. The waiter was watching me but pretending
not to and I knew it was to see whether or not I would eat the three chillies that had been offered. With a little trepidation I smiled at him, held it aloft and bit the whole thing off the stalk. Those of you with knowledge of Asian chilli will know this could have been a
potentially catastrophic thing to do but it wasn't ...