#DesiGirlTraveler: Things You Should Do The Next Time You're in Colombo (Part 1)

MissMalini , 16 May 2012

Last week James Ferreira took MissMalini.com on a lovely expedition to explore Colombo, the Desi Girl Traveler way. Here are a few of my favorite things (via photo blog) that I highly recommend you add to your itinerary the next time you’re over there. PS. Sri Lanka, I love you :) xoxo

MissMalini in Colombo
MissMalini in Colombo
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Colombo, Sri Lanka

Amid the hustle bustle of city life you will find that Colombo exudes an infectious happiness. Like, you know how when you first land in Goa, everything kind of chills out? Same feeling. The other thing that struck me time and again was the delightful sensory overdose of extraordinary aesthetics. Take a look at a few of my favorite spots and you’ll see what I mean, from cafe to mall they’ve got it all (and they’ve got it right!) #Bravo

The Barefoot Garden Cafe

The Barefoot Cafe in a frangipani garden has live jazz at lunchtime on most Sundays and every Wednesday night they host the Colombo Pub Quiz at 8pm. Plus they have free wi-fi for all their guests, just perfect for a lazy lunch and email catch up!
Facebook Like! Barefoot

Barefoot Cafe
Barefoot Cafe
Barefoot Cafe
Barefoot Cafe
Buddha's Birthday
Buddha's Birthday
Barefoot Cafe
Barefoot Cafe
Barefoot Cafe Gallery
Barefoot Cafe Gallery
Barefoot Cafe Gallery
Barefoot Cafe Gallery
Barefoot Cafe
Barefoot Cafe
Barefoot Cafe
Barefoot Cafe
Barefoot Cafe
Barefoot Cafe
Barefoot Cafe
Barefoot Cafe
Barefoot Cafe
Barefoot Cafe
Barefoot Cafe
Barefoot Cafe
Barefoot Cafe
Barefoot Cafe
Barefoot Cafe
Barefoot Cafe

Dutch Hospital

The Colombo Dutch Hospital dates back to the colonial era in Sri Lanka. It is now a heritage building and a shopping and dining precinct but the historic architecture has been preserved. ODEL has also unveiled ‘Luv SL’ there to promote Sri Lanka inspired fashion! #iLuv
Facebook Like! DutchHospital

Dutch Hospital
Dutch Hospital
Odel - Luv SL
Odel – Luv SL
Odel
Odel – Luv SL
Odel
Odel – Luv SL
Odel - Luv SL
Odel – Luv SL
Dutch Hospital
Dutch Hospital – Luv SL

Paradise Road

An upscale boutique selling high quality Sri Lankan home furnishings and handicrafts. Plus a great place to look for small gifts to take home!

Paradise Road
Paradise Road
Paradise Road
Paradise Road
Paradise Road
Paradise Road
Paradise Road
Paradise Road
Paradise Road
Paradise Road
Paradise Road
Paradise Road
Paradise Road
Paradise Road
Paradise Road
Paradise Road
Paradise Road
Paradise Road
Paradise Road
Paradise Road
Paradise Road
Paradise Road
Paradise Road
Paradise Road
Paradise Road
Paradise Road
Paradise Road
Paradise Road

And while you contemplate that Hitchhikers Guide to the Universe reference I’ll go blog up the rest of my trip :) xoxo

Psst! Loads more #DesiGirlTraveler pictures here.

Related Stories

Related Stories

More Better Living