Sri Lanka

Tips and Articles in Sri Lanka

“The beauty and the horror,” the Sri Lankan–Canadian writer Shyam Selvadurai said to me in Jaffna. “Both things must be there. Otherwise, it’s not Sri Lanka.” We sat in a busy restaurant in a city ravaged by war. I was at the end of a journey nor...
North America Iconic Hikes Our top picks for tackling some of the most scenic U.S. landscapes. Yosemite National Park, California: On the Yosemite Walking & Hiking tour from Backroads, stroll beneath an 1,800-year-old giant sequoia in the park’...
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Trekking, Walking, and Biking Alpine Ascents Adrenaline-inducing mountaineering trips that tackle the world’s tallest peaks, including less extreme itineraries such as a seven-day hike up Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro. 206/378-1927. T+L Trip...
A hard-headed Bhutanese monk once gave me some advice about rainbows: Don't trust them. Do not get conned by all that evanescent beauty into thinking of their existence as real. Images in mirrors and rain-refracted sunlight make an impression upon...
Day 1: St. Gallen to Bezau (44 miles) Your first stop after the rental-car counter at Zurich’s Kloten Airport? The city of St. Gallen (90 minutes east) for a café mélange (black coffee topped with whipped cream) and a pastry (or two) at the 50-ye...
DECEMBER 30, 2004 I have received many e-mails from concerned friends around the world and have had little time to reply, so I am sending this e-mail and hope that it includes everyone who has been worried and sent their good wishes. My family a...
Pick up a tin of Kilburn Imperial White—one of the rarest teas on earth—during a plantation tour of Sri Lanka's Handunugoda Estate (Tittagalla, Ahangama; 91-4/385-299; $19 for 0.4 oz.), in Galle Province. The leaves, never touched by human hand...
Recovering from a 20-year civil war, Sri Lanka is attracting a fashionable crowd with its palm-lined beaches, rugged hill country, and mountaintop fortresses. Adrian Zecha is developing two Aman properties, including one in the colonial town of Ga...
Edited by Amy Farley We partnered with Conservation International to develop a comprehensive green-hotel assessment test to learn what properties around the world are doing to conserve water and energy, eliminate waste, and support their local ha...
See our slideshow of 10 of the Coolest Underground Travel Spots. While walking in the West Virginia woods in 1978, Dr. Robert Conte saw something that made him stop in his tracks: an aluminum door between green cement walls. With an ominous feeli...
ASIAHua Hin, Thailand Like much of the sea pine–dotted coast within a few hours of Bangkok, Hua Hin started out as a little-known village where the only commuting involved the local fishermen sailing to and fro. Its popularity has grown e...
Germany Hefeweizen may be the national mainstay, but the 1809 Berliner Weisse is no ordinary German wheat beer: it has a tart and ultra-tangy flavor. Dr. Fritz Briem Brewery; bierkraft.com; from $6. France Brewer Daniel Thiriez crafts his...