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Ministry of Crab – Colombo

by Vitra on August 27, 2015 · 0 comments

Today, I wanted to share a delicious experience at the Old Dutch Hospital in Colombo – our final dinner at Ministry of Crab. I purposely scheduled this restaurant for our last day – right before heading to the airport. Why?

I read so many amazing reviews online, and the concept seemed so awesome (I’m definitely a “crabby” person).

We were not disappointed – the food was excellent! We ordered a small Sri Lankan crab and a medium butter crab. I loved the gravy in the Sri Lankan crab – perfect with the bread pictured below to soak up all the delicious juices!

The decor is super cute, the ambiance is seriously crab-focused, the few drink options are great, they have a delicious (and renowned) ice tea, and for all that we ate – we paid $130 USD. And I would do it again in a heartbeat!

What meal have you had in your travels that you would want this instant?

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Udawalawe National Park Safari, Sri Lanka

by Vitra on August 26, 2015 · 0 comments

I just wanted to share of images from our safari at Udawalawe National Park in Sri Lanka. The park is known for elephants, though there are about 4-5 leopards – which we did not get a glimpse at. Here are some of our highlights, but tell me – what would be your dream animal to see on Safari?

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Idiot Tourists on Safari – Sri Lanka Edition

August 25, 2015
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We did a three hour safari at Udawalawe National Park in Sri Lanka. It is well-known for elephants, water buffalos, various species of birds, and a handful of leopards. I was really hoping to see a leopard, unfortunately it was not in the cards! This post is specifically about one incident which really annoyed me. We […]

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The Golden Caves in Dambulla, Sri Lanka

August 24, 2015
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One of my favorite stops in Sri Lanka was the Golden Caves at Dambulla. This World Heritage Site contains statues and paintings related to Gautama Buddha and his life. The temple is made up of five caves, which have been converted into shrine rooms. There are a total of 153 Buddha statues – all in various poses, […]

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The Changing Nature of My Travel Preparations

August 21, 2015
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Back in my early 20’s…okay, who am I kidding…correction: Up uptil a few years ago, I would analyze every item that went into my baggage – both checked and carry-on. Do I have enough clothing combinations? Do I have enough bright, fun clothes (looks better in pics, right?) Sunscreen? Face wipes? A few different shades […]

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Fresh fruit in Sri Lanka

August 20, 2015

One of my favorite things about traveling in Asia is the fresh fruit you can find everywhere.  Sri Lanka was no exception, and so much cheaper than many places:   These rambutans were fleshy, juicy, and sweet – definitely the best rambutans I’ve ever had! Where do you buy your fruit when traveling?

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