Monday, April 8, 2013
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
pick-up time is 3.00pm at relevant guest’s hotel (within Colombo city limits)a drive from there into Pettah
where they are dropped off and the walk commences we will cover a few streets in Pettah – such as 1st, 2nd
cross streets stop over at the Dutch museum proceed to the commercial hub of Fort covering
architectural sights along the way stop over at the Dutch hospital for refreshments* proceed to the
lighthouse in time to view the sunset walk along Galle face Green and ending the walk at Galle Face
Duration of walk:
Our walks are generally 3 - 4 hours and are conducted in the evening-time allowing the body to battle the
humidity levels and experience the wind-down time of island culture.
March City Walks.
Judy Mary Duncan (nee Howard) in 1956 outside The New Chinese Shop she was 11 Years old.
What a privilege having Her Experiencing Colombo City Walks.
Thanks to Magicalisle holidays & Experience Travel (UK)
Friday, March 29, 2013
Reviewed March 26, 2013
I have come to Sri Lanka for almost 40 years and lost count how many times I have visited this beautiful island. On one of our trips I met Mark while in a National Park (Kulu Safari). Already then, he was very passionate and knowledgeable as our guide in Udawalawe National Park. When I heard he was doing these city walks in Colombo, I knew I had to take this opportunity and discover parts of Colombo that I have never been to before. And I was not disappointed! Mark and his charming wife Ruvi took us on a trip back in time to the old parts of Colombo, showing us hidden gems, where I’m sure most Sri Lankans have never been to! I was amazed to see different parts of the old Fort (i.e. old Cargills, where I remember we used to shop many many years ago…) and of course bustling Pettha was an experience of its own… If you want to really see what Colombo is like take a walk with Mark and you will experience this city from a non-touristic angle. Mark will tell you a story about almost every building in the area, its history and he is very concerned that all these gems are preserved. So you are not only going to have lots of fun and learn a lot about Colombo and the Sri Lankan history, you will also support Mark and Ruvi in their efforts to preserve these precious old colonial houses and hidden treasures of Colombo! A cup of tea with a piece of cake in between, as well as a drink at the end will keep you going Don’t miss this walk!