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Join our Photography, Surf & Yoga Retreat With International Surf Photographer Cait Miers and Andy of “No Shoes No Worries”

“We just wanted something that spoke to people who have a love for surfing, yoga, a sense of creativity whether it be in writing, photography, videography, blogging, vlogging, or a combination of all the above.” – Andy Kovsvun of No Shoes No Worries So, Why Are We Doing This? After meeting with the divine Andy of popular Travel blog “No Shoes No Worries” after her last trip to Sri Lanka, we got to talking and we both agreed she had…

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You must be coco-nuts!

March 17, 2014 | Resort

Climbing a 50 metre palm with only a little coconut fibre strapped around your ankles might not be everyone’s cup of (Ceylon) tea. But here at Talalla Retreat, it’s a weekly occurrence to keep our grounds in tip top condition. Nishantha is a lifetime coconut plucker  – or “poll kadanawa” in the local Sinhala – who’s been doing this for over 20 years. He scales the grand heights fearlessly and with the elegance of a cat, to keep our guests…

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Royal Kandy

March 17, 2014 | Sri Lanka

Resplendent in red and white costume that is centuries old, Kandyan dance is an important part of the culture of the ancient kingdom. Originally aligned to the Temple of the Tooth, the dance’s origins lie in an exorcism ritual originally performed by Indian Shamans. According to legend, the Indian shamans came to the island upon the request of a king who was suffering from a mysterious illness. The king was said to be suffering from a recurring dream in which…

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