Monday, October 31, 2011
Banana Rest, Sirigiya, Sri Lanka 9 September 2011
Banana Rest House was our very first accommodation. We simply fell in love with this place.
At the moment, there are only two air-cond & water heater units whereas the rest are rooms with fan and no water heater.
The unit on the right side is ours.
The place looks exactly what my dream home is.
Walking further down, from the unit, is a pond.
Nature is so calming.
There are many water birds and grazing buffaloes and cows.
Civet cats, rabbit and squirrel roam freely.
Sitting at the verandah, countless of birds flown by. I have lost count of the type of birds I have seen.
The bathroom with a frog occupant.
The owner of Banana Rest.
En Hui played barefooted outside. Such heaven.
En said " I don't need shoes over here"
There are many birdnest around us.
Lots of makeshift treehouses meant for cow-herders.
Few snapshots of what we ate at Banana Rest.
I love Sri Lankan food. They are so so so tasty.
Fresh homecooked dishes from its garden.
The vegetable that looks like lady finger is actually called 'drumstick'.
The food came in claypots like these.
Vegetarian fried noodles and rice, with onion/tomato salad.
Pumpkin, aubergine and long beans.
The wood fire kitchen
Watching Rasica plucked lemon for our lemon juice.
Lemon juice and steamed bread, with homemade butter.
Can you spot the long "drumstick" vegetable?
There are varieties of fruit trees and vegetable plants scattered all around the rest house.
Pathway from dining hall to our room, lined with flowers.
We woke up to abundant of chirping birds and would see baby calf grazing when we opened our door.
I miss Banana Rest house.