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Travelogue >> Colombo
The capital Colombo is a vibrant city with a distinct colonial touch to a lot of its architecture.
Eating out: If you are a foodie, Colombo is your gastronomic paradise - from Swiss, Mediterranean and Latino restaurants to the best Dim Sum, Sushi bars and traditional Sri Lankan hoppers and curry, and the freshest seafood anywhere in the world. Night life in the city is picking up once again, and one has a good selection of night clubs and pubs to suit all age groups and music tastes from the yuppie techno and new age to the retro 80's and 90's evergreens. There are several casinos for those who wouldn't mind some roulette or poker.
Gemstone and jewellery stores can be seen at every corner of every street in Colombo - suited for all budgets and tastes. Sri Lanka is well known for its blue sapphire and pink sapphire (Sri Lankan Ruby) besides a whole lot of other semi precious stones.
Crockery: Two of the leading brands of crockery in the world are made in Sri Lanka - Dankotuwa and Noritake. One can go to their factory outlets and purchase crockery sets for a fraction of high street prices. It is safe to carry back home since these outlets are experts at packaging the pieces.
If you are an art lover, you must try and be in Colombo over the weekend (starting Friday afternoons), when amateur artists line one of the streets in the city with their canvases. It's a visual delight for all. Name of Street: Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha (old name: Green Path)