Nehru Zoological Park – a foretaste of Indian wildlife in their natural habitat

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South Asia’s most teeming nation is a veritable fusion of attractive places, lush landscapes and an ancient culture steeped in history and rituals. Architectural masterpieces of historic dynasties dot various states. India’s rich heritage together with its flourishing bio diversity showcases the beauty of the country. The city of Hyderabad offe…
Discover Karnataka’s Lakelands along the Captivating Kerala Backwaters

Discover Karnataka’s Lakelands along t…

Often called the Asian equivalent of the American Bayou, the Kerala backwaters are an expansive network of intricate waterways that include five lakes, forty rivers and a host of canals that span half the length of its home state. Stretching across over 900km the labyrinth of lakes, rivers, inlets and creeks form a truly magnificent eco system and …
Blue Reef Aquarium Newcastle- a world of wonders

Blue Reef Aquarium Newcastle- a world of…

Positioned just a short drive away from the beautiful Whitley Bay, the impressive Blue Reef Aquarium is ideally located in the North East coastal city of Tynemouth. It is a great place to discover how life goes on under the ocean. The Blue Reef Aquarium is a modern aquarium showcasing marine life in a new and exciting way. It has been designed and …
Festivals in Maldives – Merriment in Male

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  No one would think that the decorative specs on the Indian Ocean would on close scrutiny turn out to be such resplendent islands full of tourist attractions. However, that is precisely what the Maldives is like. It has over twenty six tiny atolls or islands, which are governed separately but are a cohesive part of Maldives. Most of the festi…
Medical Tourism – Dental Care & Dentists in Bohput

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The Thai island of Koh Samui might have garnered a reputation for its idyllic beaches and pristine oceans, but it is also gaining popularity for another feature that is quite unique; medical tourism! Offering reasonably priced and international standard medical care, Koh Samui and such coastal areas as Bohput are also known for their high standards…
Family Travel to Philippines

Family Travel to Philippines…

The multicultural nation of Philippines presents an ideal destination for a family holiday. The suitable areas for families visiting the country include Boracay Island, Central Visayas and the National Capital Region Cebu. You may visit the most popular beach in Boracay, known as the White Beach which is famed for its spectacular sunsets and pristi…

The Galle Face Green – Sunsets, Street Food and Impromptu Kite Flying

Galle Face Green is popular with Sri Lankans and visitors alike. Its unique flavour is made up of carts of crunchy, spicy and succulent street food, salty sea breeze, the buzz of children playing freely, lovers wandering aimlessly and friendly games of football and cricket; there’s also a line of vibrant kites that adorn the azure sky dotted with glimpses of skyscrapers.

If you’re lucky enough to habit one of the upscale apartments in Colombo near Galle Face Green like One Galle Face, don’t miss the chance to savour the pulsating energy that seems to embrace this coastal locale on sunny evenings.

Galle Face Green was initially designed by then Governor Sir Henry Ward in the mid-80s for people to watch magnificent sunsets, wander lost in thought and eat ice cream while chatting to a friend.

If you go for a walk in Galle Face Green, don’t forget to taste the delicious prawn or crab ‘vadai’, a snack made out of ground lentils fried in oil topped with a whole small crab or a line of spicy prawns. You could also try the local ‘achcharu’, a concoction of fresh local fruit including mangoes mixed with salt, pepper, chilli flakes and a sprinkling of sugar. If you are in for a full meal, try piquant kottu from one of the regular shops along the Galle Face Green stretch which does a roaring business every evening.

The Galle Face Green is equipped with wooden benches for the contemplative while those who love to get up closer to the sea can stand on the wooden pier and watch blue-green waves break against rocks. On a windy evening, you will see a line of colourful kites decorate the skies above the sea and Galle Face Green. You could even buy your own kite from one of the vendors and join in the fun.

Fritzjames Stephen is a travel writer, who writes content based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life.


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