Category Archives: Sri Lanka

The British brand that conquered the world, but which is almost unknown in the UK

If you’re a Brit overseas it’s likely that at some point you’ve had a cup of Lipton tea, prominently available everywhere from America to Europe to Asia. It’s the world’s best-selling tea brand, and you may or may not be … Continue reading

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On the road in Sri Lanka: arrack, Jurassic Park 4, and an inconvenience of tuk-tuks

Palm trees, everywhere. Out of the airport’s beige interiors, met by a friend I shall refer to as the Tsarina, into a waiting taxi. Now that’s what I call weather: valleys of sun-stained cloud roof Colombo’s gleaming broil. Banks, tuk-tuks, billboards, shaded … Continue reading

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