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Sri Lanka: A tear-drop-shaped island that’s heaven on Earth – Irish Times – Sri Lanka Travel Article

Sri Lanka: A tear-drop-shaped island that’s heaven on Earth – Irish Times Armed with honey, and plenty of money (wrapped up in a five-pound note), the owl and the pussycat of Edward Lear’s famous nonsense poem went to sea in a beautiful pea-green boat. I went to Sri Lanka by plane and without the honey – but my destination was Owl and The Pussycat Hotel. The Victorian poet visited Sri Lanka once upon a time, but apparently hadn’t liked it…

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Broads horizons | Travel @VisitSriLanka.com – Sri Lanka Travel Article

Broads horizons | Travel @VisitSriLanka.com The first, and last, time I went on a boating holiday it ended in ignominy, my friends and I having managed to wedge our 60ft narrowboat sideways across the Kennet and Avon canal while attempting an ill-advised three-point-turn. The shame of having to hide “below decks” while a crowd of onlookers gathered on the towpath pointing and laughing still makes my cheeks burn 10 years later.I made a vow that day that all future holidays…

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