Daily Archives: March 18, 2014

Top 10 Galle (Part 2)

In many ways, Galle is Sri Lanka’s comeback kid, a city that has seen more rises and falls than John Travolta’s career. It was first discovered by the Portuguese, who built a small fort on its windswept promontory. Then came the Dutch, who replaced the existing architecture with their own, and established Galle as the country’s most important port. A century and a half later, however, the action moved to Colombo, and for the most part, time stood still in this quiet but colourful coastal town.