Mad dogs and Englishmen


The best place to observe a hot, sunny Sri Lankan day is the shady and breezy verandah of the Galle Face Hotel in Colombo. The GFH is reputed to be the oldest hotel east of Suez.

Other famous people to have sheltered here include Mahatma Gandhi, Noel Coward and Marshall Tito representing the good, the entertaining and the bad respectively.

We have a prized corner table and are spinning out our drinks carefully.

Galle Face Hotel – view from breakfast terrace

3 Responses to “Mad dogs and Englishmen”

  1. Herman Vandecauter Says:

    Seems like an excellent “selfie moment” with ukulele of coarse.

    • Ian Roberts Says:

      Rosalie left her ukulele in our guest house and hasn’t had the front to ask the staff to bring her one. The sun has set on the era when such a request could have been met without the bat of an eye. In any case, Coward lyrics are hard to pull off without practice.

  2. Herman Vandecauter Says:


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