Walking Tour with Mark Forbes
Today meet with resident photographer, Mark Forbes (or a member of his excellent team). Mark's ancestors are of Dutch, German, and British descent, but today he classifies himself as a 'Dutch-Burgher'. He is very much Sri Lankan and speaks the three languages of the island: English, Sinhalese and Tamil. His father's fondness for road-trips left in Mark a love for out-door adventure, making friends, and sharing the stories of his adventures.
Visit the birthplace of what is modern day Colombo for an insightful look at how tea traded through this city in ancient times. Due to its large harbour and its strategic position along the East-West sea trade routes, Colombo was known to ancient traders 2,000 years ago. It was made the capital of the island when Sri Lanka was ceded to the British Empire in 1815, and its status as capital was retained when the nation became independent in 1948. The largest city of Sri Lanka, Colombo is a busy and vibrant city with a mixture of modern life and colonial buildings and ruins and a population of 647,100.
Dinner at the Ministry of Crab
Enjoy dinner at the Ministry of Crab (payable locally).
You will be staying at Maniumpathy, bed and breakfast