Colombo has so much to offer visitors and I’m not talking about souvenirs and stuff. We strolled through some really impressive shopping malls and modern department stores. I was pleasantly surprised at the amazing range of clothes, shoes and other products bearing international labels. But what really took my breath away were the fabulous bargains on locally produced items such as handcrafted gifts, masks, Sri Lanka’s famous tea, batiks and even exotic gems such as blue sapphires which the island is famous for.
There were superb restaurants and tea houses serving a cross section of everything. The choice was very impressive.
Specialty tea, fast food, seafood, Japanese, Indian, Chinese and of course authentic Sri Lankan, which by now I had come to love. At the end of our shopping tour, we were treated to tea at the famous Dilmah Tea House which offered us an amazing choice of teas and teatime snacks.