Anthony Bourdain in Sri Lanka

Mar 9th, 2009, 02:44 PM
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Yes, I'll be there
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Mar 9th, 2009, 03:40 PM
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Great! I look forward to seeing you again.
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Mar 17th, 2009, 05:21 AM
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We came back from 14 nights in Sri Lanka on Monday, including overnight in Colombo and 2 nights at Yala. No problems at all. The terrorism is only in the far north. You end up not going anywhere if you only choose places "safe"
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Mar 17th, 2009, 05:34 AM
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freccle, I hope you'll add a report to the forum. There are just three other Sri Lanka reports in the last year and a half, so your report can really add to the info available here.
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Mar 17th, 2009, 07:10 AM
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Overmoderation has become the norm here!
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Mar 17th, 2009, 07:11 AM
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Ooops. I take that back...wrong post
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Mar 18th, 2009, 05:11 PM
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Yes, freccle please right a report. As I explained above, I suppose everyone has a different idea of what counts as 'safe'.
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Mar 18th, 2009, 05:12 PM
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Duh...I meant 'write'...long day!
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Mar 24th, 2009, 01:39 PM
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Hey great post, seem I'm late to the party, yep we have wonderful food here and Colombo folk generally know some not so secret special places. Curries, devvilled, battered crumbed, crabs, kiribath (milk rice) with the traditional spicy accompaniments, rottis, hoppers - yes there is quite a lot to try for spice lovers.

Also Femi, I feel pretty confident in saying that Colombo and southern/western sri lanka is is quite safe for a tourist so please don't get taken up by the media hype and fret about coming here. Yala is now open and lot of people visiting these days.
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Mar 24th, 2009, 05:23 PM
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Yala is open?? That's great news. I've already started with my (3rd) substitute trip for early 2010. I've moved my vacation times around and it now looks like Sri Lanka will have to wait till Feb 2011. One consolation is that the weather will hopefully be better in Feb 2011 than the late March/early April time slot that I had orginally planned for next year.

Anyone else as nutty as I am planning trips that far in advance?

I watched a repeat of the show last night. Even better than the first time, as the GTG served to make me long for Asia more than ever.
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Mar 24th, 2009, 10:08 PM
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Who is Anthony Bourdain? Is he some fooddie doing TV shows? Sorry for my ignorance but I have never heard of this guy akthough I do follow quite a few food programs on TV. Recentky there has been two Indian guys and a girl travelling around India especially the South and doing some real good cooking.
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Mar 26th, 2009, 10:49 AM
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Anthony Bourdain used to be a chef, then became a writer and now has a show in which he travels the world sampling cuisine and culture. I like the show because they generally travel off the beaten path, and visit some of the not so glamourous places.
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Apr 3rd, 2009, 08:50 AM
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Ok folks gotcha!

I just saw "Anthiny Bourdain" on TV tomorrow on the Travel and Living Channel at 10pm Srilanka/India time...

Dunno what the episode is but will sure follow it.
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Apr 4th, 2009, 09:52 AM
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Jul 9th, 2009, 10:35 PM
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Dear Femi,

I have heard about this show on TV but I missed the screening. I note that you taped it. Is it possible to get a copy from you? I am prepared to pay you for it. I am in Melbourne. I am also a Burgher.

Thanks for you reply.
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Jenni
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Jul 9th, 2009, 11:08 PM
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Hi Jenni,

I am happy to burn a copy to disc for you if you are comfortable with giving me an address. I am more than happy to help out a fellow Burgher.

The other option is to download "Vuze" onto your computer (just google it) and then the video and Tv world is your oyster, as long as you have ADSL.
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Jul 9th, 2009, 11:15 PM
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Shane,

Is that legal in Oz? I use Utorrent and find it much better and use less resource on my comp too.
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Jul 9th, 2009, 11:38 PM
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Legality is an obscure concept Hanuman, just ask anyone who shops at King Power Duty Free.

I only started to download torrents when Australian TV stopped showing US Survivor and Amazing Race. How can they expect me to live without travel associated reality TV?

I cannot switch torrent-stream providers now. I have invested much time procuring a bank of friends so my download speeds are very quick and so far, touch wood, I am trojan free.
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Jul 9th, 2009, 11:44 PM
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Please seed Sea Patrol season 3 in HD!!!
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Jul 9th, 2009, 11:51 PM
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The whole season in HD in one torrent? I'll have to upgrade my internet plan.
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