March 17, 2014 | Did You Know?

Fruit salad

fruits in Sri Lankae
Nature rules in Sri Lanka. Blessed with an enviable level of rainfall coupled with baby blue skies, the bees do their utmost to create a technicolour feast.

Gummy golden jackfruit, sweet ochre papaya, juicy sunshine pineapple and royal mango; the tropical bounty is endless. Grown in backyard jungles and on windowsills, the ripe goodness spills out everywhere, with local stalls selling their riches at endless roadside stands.

Much of this deliciousness is also made into traditional curries, like sour mango and spiced pineapple.

This picture was taken at Matara, in the middle of the bustling town, and about 15 minutes from Talalla Retreat. The kaleidoscope of colours explodes before you, surrounded by a symphony of tuk tuk and car horn. Welcome to Sri Lanka.

Image courtesy of D.Jones Photography and may not be reproduced without permission.

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