The first look at Top Gear Series 26 was released a few days ago and has fans around the world , especially in Sri Lanka excited!
Set to be Matt LeBlanc’s final season, fans finally get a glimpse of what the popular actor came to Sri Lanka to film last year, racing in a tuk tuk across Sri Lanka. The Tuk tuks in Sri Lanka have 200 CC 4 stroke petrol engine which is only a bit bigger than a land mover. It has a three speed gear box with hydraulic breaks.
Driving on Sri Lankan roads would have been interesting as Matt would have driven around the pedestrians that randomly crossed the roads and the buses that drove according to their own rules. The wild life such as Monkeys, Cows & Monitor lizards too would have been noticed. However, Matt managed to roll the tuk tuk down through the tea plantations.
Featuring 5 hour-long episodes, this season of Top Gear takes on travels across Norway, Sri Lanka, and Spain. Some of this year’s challenges will include racing up a mountain in some of the smallest 4×4’s in the UK, driving Tuk-Tuk’s across Sri Lanka on all terrains, and measuring the fear factor of the Porsche 911 GT2 RS with the hugely scientific sounding Fearometre 3000. The show hasn’t disclosed a release date yet, but fans speculate it will begin to air in March.
This is a luxury colonial beach villa which has 6 rooms all decorated in different designs so giving them all a very different feel. There are spectacular sea views from the terrace but unfortunately, it is not safe to swim directly in front of the hotel but there is instead a magnificent infinity pool.
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This brand new Anantaya hotel at Chilaw (opened December 2013) is built in a very special location with the stunning beach on one side looking right out over the warm Indian Ocean and a lagoon fringed by mangroves to the other. Being more remote, it does create a feeling of total tranquillity. All the rooms are luxuriously furnished.
Casa Colombo Collection is a brand new hotel opened in early 2015 and as such has all mod-cons. The hotel itself has a particularly innovative design style with elements of fun in its interior. Having only 6 rooms, it does feel very intimate and with its highly personalised service (each suite has its own Casa Domo -private butler), would suit couples looking for a blissful beachside retreat. There is a 33ft fly-bridge yacht for hire for romantic sundowner cruises or whale-watching.
This small delightful hotel has 12 rooms which are all beautifully and individually decorated and range from double rooms to fully equipped apartments for 2 people. All have their own terrace or balcony which overlooks a beautiful tropical courtyard garden which is very private. It is set in the quiet area of Negombo and whilst it has a fabulous 45ft long pool, you would only be 5 minutes from the glorious beach of Negombo. The pool bar and restaurant overlook the pool which is lit at night by candlelit which makes this a magical place to dine.