Just a few more Sri Lanka photos for you! We took a walking tour of Colombo (the main city) that was excellent.
Sri Lanka is such a colourful country!
We walked around Pettah, which was a riot of sound and colour. I loved the markets.
Dried fish vendor
More dried fish!
Wood apples and limes.
Unloading a truck!
Hard work, especially when it's 35C!
Pour kithul jaggery (treacle) into a bottle. This stuff is delicious! It's like the Sri Lankan version of maple syrup. It goes great with buffalo milk curd:
Basically a super-yummy yogurt often served as dessert, along with treacle.
And I just noticed the "bee hani" on this list! I should have bought some! I did find some in a Colombo grocery store.
Chilis and other colourful things.
A sack of turmeric root
What a place!
You can buy pretty much anything in the market. Knife, anyone?
The old Cargill's department store, which they plan to turn into a Raffles luxury hotel!
And the fabulous New Chinese Shop, established in 1942 and pretty much unchanged. It is now run by the founder's son.
This is the place to come for school uniforms!
The owner, Mr. Chang, and our walking tour guide, Mark Forbes.
I loved it in here. It was like stepping back in time.
The mannequins are original to the store!
And speaking of old and new...
These were at the municipal offices.
Sri Lanka remains my favourite country to visit. Hoping to go back before too long!