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!
                                          Take a City drive in our very own Landrover.

Take a walk down the Most busy Market in town.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Colombo City walks the Only to Way  to Experience the best Hot Spots in Town.
Imagine this: you are visiting old close friends now living in Colombo. They take you on a three hour walk of the inner city and you are introduced to the Dutch Hospital, now turned into a hip restaurant and shopping mall. You leisurely walk passed old buildings which are being renovated to former glory, you see the old shopping plaza Cargill's which will be Raffles Hotel in a few years. Time for tea and butter cake from Grand Oriental Hotel overlooking the busy port. Then cross a few streets and into the craziness of Peta, the old market with its maze of narrow alleys. The "close friends"? Ruvi and Mark from Colombo City Walks. A must-see when you are in town.

Visited March 2013
Friday Morning with Kylee & Friends from down Under
 We let you try the best of Food on our walks.

 Enjoy Fort By Walking.

 Get the best pictures From the streets of Fort.