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Louisa revisits her favourite country: Sri Lanka

By Louisa Buchanan, Ampersand's adventure and luxury-loving Office Manager, reporting back on her tour of Sri LankaI thought Sri Lanka couldn’t get any better, but I was wrong. This year I mostly stayed in places that I didn’t stay at last year: Ulagalla, Aditya, Amangalla and Cinnamon Wild at Yala National Park. First stop was Ulagalla, which was magical. There are 20 private ecologically-built chalets across 58 beautiful acres of land so you feel as though you are a million miles from anyone.…

What is the chicest address in Galle, Sri Lanka? #20 Middle Street - an exquisite townhouse newly available for rent

Situated right next door the Amangalla, it simply does not get better than #20 Middle Street in terms of location, history, integrity of the refurb and the exquisite level of taste. Set in the very heart of Galle with great views over the 17th Century Dutch Reform Church, this three bedroom villa is a private oasis in amidst the town's gentle bustle. For some buzz, simply pop next door for a Arak Sour at the Amangalla's terrace bar, the waterhole for the glamorous Galle scene. The building was…

Festivals for literature-lovers: Sri Lanka’s Galle Literary Festival and India’s Jaipur Literary Festival

Two events occurring in early 2012 which Ampersand Travel are very excited about are the Galle Literary Festival in Sri Lanka and the Jaipur Literary Festival in India. Both of these festivals can be included in one of our tailor-made tours and can incorporate other parts of the country if you have the time and desire to explore further. The Galle Literary Festival takes places from 18th – 22nd January 2012. It has been running for several years and has already gained an international…

Festivals for literature-lovers: Sri Lanka’s Galle Literary Festival and India’s Jaipur Literary Festival

Two events occurring in early 2012 which Ampersand Travel are very excited about are the Galle Literary Festival in Sri Lanka and the Jaipur Literary Festival in India. Both of these festivals can be included in one of our tailor-made tours and can incorporate other parts of the country if you have the time and desire to explore further. The Galle Literary Festival takes places from 18th – 22nd January 2012. It has been running for several years and has already gained an international…
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