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Getting away from it all to talk about it all

Today, one of the two friends who came along with me to Sri Lanka left for Manila. He was supposed to leave last night,...

A wake up call I didn’t really need

So it's 430 AM in the middle of nowhere in Sri Lanka and my mobile rings, waking me up from what is supposed to...

Long lunches and practical jokes in Sigiriya

Hello from a luxury hotel in the middle of a jungle and a lake, with monkeys just outside my window. It's been another really...

Shopping with guys in Colombo

Yesterday was a wonderful but exhausting and busy day. My two friends and I went through my quite extensive list of things to see...

Just landed in Colombo

Good morning from Colombo, where we landed about 90 minutes ago after a pretty long flight that took us first to Kuala Lumpur for...

Comfort food at The Visayan Room

Tonight I set aside work on the eve of my departure from Manila to have a delicious sayonara dinner with my good friends at...

Full circle in Sri Lanka

Finally I'm starting to really look forward to my trip to Sri Lanka this week. Until today, I've been too busy to do more...

4 + 1 doesn’t equal 45

Late last night my mobile rang and again another strange number showed up on my screen, so I figured it was an international call...

A Chinese lunch and a Pakistani dinner

Tonight I went over to the beautiful residence of the Ambassador of Pakistan in South Forbes as he had a party to celebrate Pakistan's...

Made-to-order clothes at your doorstep

So there I was at my desk in the office, editing an article about a freezing week in Sweden for our upcoming issue, when...

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