Food …so divine…the Lanka way…

Food in srilanka….is so tasty…very spicy …and many varieties…!

And vegetarians have a lot of options too…

One never tires of food…our breakfast for all 6 days…was in 5 star hotels…the spread was fab…& all the authentic food was there too..but…I strongly believe…if one has to taste the real authentic food…it shud be at a locals home…or on the street …small hotels…

So …with my drivers help…lunch… Was always at the best small ,road side hotel…it was awesome…

It is an other story…that I ended up with severe gastritis..with all that spices…but what the heck….not everyday I will get a chance to eat the srilankan food…

Some must food to try…

Rice & curry…in this curry can b chicken ,fish,r vegetarian…along with some definite add on's…like srilankan dhal,jackfruit curry,lotus flower curry,leafy veggie curry

Then hoppers…string hoppers(sevia)..with curry of your choice

Egg hoppers…dosa with egg on top ,eaten with sambhal (a spiciest salsa like)

Roti's…egg roti,coconut roti…

Sweets…coconut based mostly…my fav was coconut pancake

Kiribath—-a milk rice…

Halapa…ragi sweet..

Kottu roti…didn't like much

Devilled calamari…I didn't taste but vijay did..nice he said

On different days,tasted beet root curry,pumpkin curry,bhendi curry…all excellent stuff

4 or 5 types of chutney like stuff …like a dip…can be used for anything!

And while on road…in different areas…u can eat many stuff…locally grown there…

Like cashew nuts,banana,papaya,jackfruit ,passion fruit…& king coconut …an orangish tender coconut…

So ..some pics then

 

 

Egg hopper….appam+egg+sambhal

 

String hopper(sevia)…with the spiciest chicken curry I have ever eaten!

 

Curry and rice…a normal meal…rice…3 veggies …chicken…

 

 

The fiery looking dips…!

 

 

A beer lover…then don't miss this lion brand …made in srilanka!

 

The king coconut…very sweet,filling…

 

 

Not much of a papaya lover…but I ate a lot…yummy…

 

 

Cashew nuts….a must try on the road …!

 

 

Sweetest pineapple …I loved it…

 

 

This stall…shows everything popular ..grown in srilanka…bananas…avacodo…passion fruit…watermelon…

And the best part …u can choose the fruit…in front of u they cut…& pack it for u…and one can enjoy as they travel…

 

My 3rd post about …srilanka…

 

Srilankan folks…,

Wherever I travel…along with my flowers…birds…animals…I watch….people too…

And one thing I have learnt is we are all same in almost every way…!

This blog…is of the men & women who I saw…and took a picture…for some reason some stay in your mind…

Srilankan women are very hard working..and very attractive…being a woman it was easy for me to gape at them unabashedly …vijay may have found it tough not to stare at their beautiful backs…!

Here are some pics..& u will agree with me…people are beautiful…:)

At the batik factory…

 

A beauty ….at the jems showroom

 

Working in the fields

To the work place

 

Hard life….

 

Girls at work

 

A monk…may b toughest job…not easy to b at peace with oneself!

 

Her name is kalpana …!cashewnut vendor…stunner!

 

Naomi…we had bananas from her shop!

 

Jacqueline…the way she chopped the pineapple …was so artistic!

 

An young girl…her dog…her little tea shop!

And the lady with the broom ….she stayed in my mind for a long time…

The security guy at the orchids park…

 

 

 

And …lastly…Damit…our driver…who drove us around…for 6 days…soft spoken …well behaved…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wordless Wednesday

When I see a desert…I'm speechless …

It is a harsh landscape…with lot of limitations…people have survived with all the facilities …

But..the plant life…the bird life …the animals…have survived too…on their own…

A few pics of these tiny beings…who survive in the harshest circumstances…

 

 

 

 

 

 

A wordless Wednesday …!

 

Flying birds

There is nothing more liberating…than seeing birds in flight…

Unbound…unconfined…unrestricted …in simple word to be free…all by itself…high in the skies…just doing what it knows best…must be bliss..

Science may have many explanations…but I think they fly…because they want to…they know how to…they have wings…they have it in their DNA's…or may be the winds just carry them..!!!!

 

 

Whatever it is…I love to photograph them…in flight…!…not so perfect pics…yet to get them right…but…this photoblog…is all of those pics…different birds…different colours…a photo blog

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beautiful birds…

I remember Henry David Thoreau

He said…thank god men can't fly…and lay waste the sky as well as Earth…!

 

Enigmatic mountains

It is a Wednesday ….

And I like the hashtag …#wordlesswednesday….

There is something …more special…when nothing is ever said…when the words are not involved…just seeing…feeling…is better…than being jibberish

Weekend drive to mountains…is always a wordless experience…same mountains…but…every time …it presents itself in different way…in different colours…nature at its best…

A photo blog…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is nothing worthless about being wordless….

A quiet day…a quiet moment…is a must…