Monthly Archives: July 2013

Sri Lanka posts as a single pdf

I originally planned to make an ebook out of my various Sri Lanka posts, in much the same way as I did with our Laos trip. However, half way through the process I realised that after editing, I only had … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Sri Lanka part 3 – Rangala and beyond

From Kandy we went on to Rangala, a guest house in the tea growing hill country behind Kandy. The minivan colecting us was late, stuck in traffic. When we phoned to see what was happening we were told that the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Sri Lanka part 2 – Leopards, rain and Kandy ..

Yala After Mirissa, it was on to Yala, in the far south east of the island. Yala is pretty much nothing, an epanse of scrubby forest, but it is a massive nature reserve, and the last place you can see, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Not just Pemberley, but Jupiter

I’ve previously written about how Charles Austen, Jane Austen’s brother was buried at Trincomalee. Given that we half intend to go back for a second journey next year, I thought I’d research the grave location – a suitably morbid thing … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

From Pemberley to Trincomalee …

It is truth universally acknowledged that the past can sometimes produce seemingly bizarre connections. One is that Jane Austen’s brother Charles, who had a long and distinguished naval career, died in Burma during the second Burmese war and is buried … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Beth Ellis …

Last year I blogged about Beth Ellis’s An English Girl’s First Impressions of Burmah. At the time I had two mysteries, who exactly was Beth Ellis, and why did Beth refer to Maymyo as Remyo? Well last night I got … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Sri Lanka trip – part 1

Indirectly, it was Peter Kurvita’s fault. For those of you who don’t know, Peter Kuruvita is a TV chef who presented a cooking show about Sri Lanka on SBS. We’d been stunned by the beauty of the place and put … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | 1 Comment