Music From Sri Lanka

Music From Sri Lanka

MUSIC FROM OUR SRI LANKA EPISODES We used more music in our Sri Lanka series than any other season on Booker Travels. The reason? More talented musicians than we knew what to do with! Thank you, as always, to all of the incredible artists who helped to make this series in Sri Lanka so memorable. Want to hear more? Check […]

October 18, 2013 at 2:54 pm 1 comment

Tea In Sri Lanka

Tea In Sri Lanka

Tea in Sri Lanka The country of Sri Lanka is the world’s fourth largest producer of tea. To learn about its history and why tea is important in that country, here are a few sites worth checking out: Wikipedia.org Akbar.com We found some on our own, but here are some trip and guide ideas for visiting tea plantations in Sri Lanka: […]

October 10, 2013 at 4:36 pm 2 comments

Push Skateboards

Push Skateboards

We are bummed that the airline lost Booker’s skateboard.  It never did make it to Sri Lanka, but we don’t want to go through our series without telling you about a great group of young guys who were ready to skate with us there. Check out Push Skateboards based in Colombo. Facebook | Vimeo Channel And here’s also a nice short documentary about […]

October 3, 2013 at 3:38 pm 0 comments

Our Kandy

Our Kandy

OUR KANDY: Our favorites from the episode: Queens Hotel Kandy Central Market Photographs by Booker Mitchell

September 26, 2013 at 4:16 pm 0 comments

Shopping in Sri Lanka

Shopping in Sri Lanka

SHOPPING IN SRI LANKA: What Booker packed to bring home: Tea Spices Colorful rayon shirts Other things to buy in Kandy: Batiks Sarongs & Reddas Local crafts Buddha statues Designer clothes

September 12, 2013 at 6:19 pm 0 comments

Things To See In Kandy

Things To See In Kandy

THINGS TO SEE IN KANDY: 1- Kandy Lake 2- Sacred City of Kandy and the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic 3- Udawattekele Sanctuary 4- Peradeniya Botanical Gardens 5- National Museum 6- The Tea Museum 7- Kandyan Dance Perfomance Kandy Lake                                             […]

September 10, 2013 at 4:20 pm 0 comments

Looking back in time

Looking back in time

Here areThe more we travel in Sri Lanka, the more we want to see and learn about it. Sri Lanka has been known by different names: Lanka, Sinhala, Taprobane, Serendib and Ceilão (given by the Portuguese). As a British colony, Ceilão was translated into English as Ceylon, and when the country reached its independence in 1948, it became the Dominion […]

August 29, 2013 at 8:49 pm 0 comments

Sites we visited

Sites we visited

We visited four UNESCO World Heritage Sites during our trip. Here is a list of what we saw and how we went on our rounds: Galle We only drove by the fort of Galle since this was on the beach, and we wanted to spend most of our time… on the beach. We drove there from Era Beach Hotel. Located […]

August 27, 2013 at 6:01 pm 0 comments

What are Heritage Sites?

What are Heritage Sites?

What are UNESCO World Heritage Sites? In next week’s episode, we visit a few of the many UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Sri Lanka.  These places, either cultural or natural, are considered incredibly important for the heritage of humankind, and are selected for preservation. WANT TO SEE THEM? Apparently we’re not the only ones trying to make our way around the […]

August 21, 2013 at 3:44 pm 3 comments

Local Spices

Local Spices

Local spices are the secret to Sri Lankan food. To learn about them, a visit to a spice garden is a must during your travel in this country. Good site to browse: Sri Lanka Spice Gardens, etc. Where we went: Oakray Isiwara Ayurvedic Village

August 13, 2013 at 6:48 pm 1 comment