Sunday, January 1, 2012

Sri Lanka: Eat Pray Love Sundays

Eat. Hoppers
Think thin pancake. But hemispherical. And a bit sour. This is because it's made of coconut milk, rice flour and a hint of palm wine. Usually served for breakfast, varieties include egg hoppers or string hoppers (which to me looks just like a lump of vermicelli noodles formed in a disc).

Eat. Egg Hopper

Eat. String Hoppers.

Pray. Sri Dalada Maligawa
Sri Dalada Maligawa is a temple in Kandy that holds the sacred tooth relic of Buddha. It is believed that whoever holds the relic holds the country's governance.

Pray. Devotees

Pray. Tooth Relic of Buddha

Love. Tea Production.  
Formerly called Ceylon, Sri Lanka is one of the top exporters of tea in the world thus providing numerous jobs to locals as tea pickers. Situated in the central highlands, Nuwara Eliya has the perfect cool climate to grow tea.

Love. One of the many tea plantations in Nuwara Eliya

Love. Local tea picker

Eat Pray Love Sundays is a series I'm doing, highlighting one destination and how it nourishes travelers and locals alike. 
"Eat" features a location's food; how it nourishes the physical body.
"Pray" pertains to anything about worship or nourishing one's spirit.
'Love" is such a broad topic that it covers the rest--people, nature, culture. Those that nourish the soul. 

Next Sunday, I'll be putting Myanmar on the spotlight!


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