|The shopping streets of Pettah|
|Tut-tuks - Manning Market|
Our home for the next few nights were two restored colonial bungalows separated by a small swimming pool and some fishponds. The gardens were overflowing with plants more usually found indoors in the UK as well as bananas and many unfamiliar trees. A wonderful smell of cinnamon pervaded the whole place. The further bungalow had tables and chairs outside and in, as well as rooms the Havelock has a good restaurant serving an eclectic mix of Asian and European food - Sri Lankan chilli beef fry, strogonoff or pasta with lots of seafood featured. The rich coffee was served with hot milk and there were huge pots of Ceylon tea for one - both available at almost anytime! Homemade jams and marmalade can be purchased by the pot if the breakfast portions whetted your appetite. And the homemade ice-cream was to die for - it literally was frozen clotted cream with fruit or ginger.
|Redonions and potatoes - Manning market|
|Police biker - love the shopping bag!|
|This street sold only plastic flowers!|
|The slightly quieter FOSE (Federation of Self-Employed) Market|
|Cool calm elegance of the Dutch Hospital|