Saturday, October 9, 2010

Batticaloa's Lighthouse

Sometime November 2009 and some eight hours away from Colombo. Built in 1913 by the British in a small fishing village called Batticaloa, this historical landmark was recently restored with the help of USAID funds. Also known as “Muttawaran” by the locals-as the lighthouse sits near a sandbar separating the lagoon and the Indian ocean. Set against the clear blue skies and the softly lapping waters of the Indian Ocean, Muttawaran has stood the test of time including the heart-wrenching tsunami.  Hopefully this historical landmark continues to live on.  A sign of light and hope.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Phnom Penh's Chocolate Shop

Sometime October 2009.  If you've been reading this blog for quite sometime, you may have already guessed that I love eating. Well, desserts in particular.  Phnom Penh will not disappoint any chocolate-lover.  During each visit (I think I've been to Phnom Penh 3 or 4 times), I would always pass by the Chocolate Shop.  My friend Lisa brought introduced me to this place.  Since then, it's been a permanent fixture in my To-Do list when in Cambodia. 

Just look at the homemade chocolates you can buy. I don't remember how much these delectable goodies cost. It's been quite a while but I don't think they were exorbitantly expensive.