Thursday, October 14, 2010

New Guinness World Record from Sri Lanka - World's Largest Cup of Tea

A Sri Lankan tea estate set a new Guinness World Record.

A giant red mug was filled with 1,000 gallons (4,546l) of water, 141lb (64kg) of tea, 1,929lb (875kg) of malted milk powder and 353lb (160kg) of sugar. The record beat out the previous year’s record by 33%. The tea was then driven around the capital, Colombo, and served to locals in small plastic cups. The tea came from Sri Lanka’s famed estates and was brewed in 44-gallon urns for hours with sugar and malted milk powder, a popular South Asian method. The mixture was then carefully pumped into the mug, which holds a capacity of about 32,000 normal cups, until it was full. s certified the feat.

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Visitors’ Guide to Sri Lanka

Danushi Kumaravithana writes that Sri Lanka is becoming more and more popular as a vacation destination— I was over there in July and it was clear why. Whether it’s beaches, temples, architecture, history or animals you are after, Sri Lanka has got it all. Here is my guide to experiencing it all based on my own travels plus advice from locals and other travelers.
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Sri Lanka is among the best-value destinations for a package holiday

Britain's long-haul travellers will find that their pound will stretch furthest in Sri Lanka, Mexico and the Far East this winter, according to new research into holiday costs.

Sri Lanka has witnessed a sharp rise in visitors following the end to hostilities between government forces and Tamil separatists in the north and east of the island. Nearly 400,000 foreign tourists visited in the first eight months of 2010, an increase of 47 per cent on the previous year.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Character and beauty of Sri Lanka - Travel Photographs by Matt

Matt Considine is a professional travel photographer. He writes "Sri Lanka has so much to offer the traveler, from ancient ruined cities, lush forests, luminescent tea plantations, golden beaches, friendly people and a rich and varied history. Now that there is peace I hope that many more travelers will serendipitously find their way to the island once named "Serendip"."
You can see his images on Sri Lanka.