Posts Tagged“Exploring Sri Lanka”

A very well respected lady in the hospitality industry once told meĀ  “a hotel is a hotel is a hotel is a hotel”. It sounds like the silliest statement but it made complete sense to me. Hotels across the world are the same. The format is the same in terms of multiple dining spaces, an all day cafe, recreation, even the layout at times seems familiar. What really makes one stand out from another is the overall experience and my 2 very comfortable and rather short lived nights at the Shangri La Colombo made me remember this peculiar statement. It…

For the last few years I had friends tell me how intensely beautiful Sri Lanka is and how I must make a trip. While I agreed that it must be beautiful I felt due to its close proximity to India, it was one of those places I could visit anytime and was also pushed further down on my list of countries to visit. I honestly couldn’t have been more foolish. This lopsided logic of it being close and extremely affordable so I should visit later is silliestĀ  thing because it really should have been the other way around. I was…