Shopping in Colombo


The reason why we came to Sri Lanka this time is to see our friends from Italy, so we needed to be in a certain area.  We stayed in Colombo first because we arrived at the airport at midnight and also I had the impression that the shopping there is good.  We came with a half empty suitcase  so I could do shopping!

一番楽しみにしていたのは Paradise Road というお店で、今朝コロンボを出る前に行ってきました。


以前お友達が行かれたときに素敵な食器を購入されてブログにアップされていたので何枚かお皿を買い込むつもりでプチプチもたくさん持ってきてスーツケースも半分空の状態できたのですが、色が藍色と白でぽってりとした食器だったので使おうと思えばある程度数を購入しないと使えませんし、そんなにたくさん購入しても保存する場所がありません。白と黒のものを購入するつもりだったのですが目当てのものはありませんでした。ただ、サロンと言って腰に巻くための布が安かったので Paradise Road でも購入しました。サロンは前日もBarefootで購入したのでもういいかなと思っていたのですが欲しい食器がなかったので。他にキャンドルスタンドを2つ。あまり収穫はなかったですが、見るだけでも楽しいお店でした。

I was looking forward to buying some dishes in ‘Paradise Road’ because a friend of mine bought some very nice dishes there some years ago.  However, I didn’t find any that would go with what we have because the colours they had were sort of darkish blue and white (rather than the black and white ones that my friend bought) and they were very thick pottery that wouldn’t go with any of our existing stuff. So I ended up buying some ‘sarongs’ to use as table cloths,  plus 2 candle stands.




After shopping, we had a quick lunch at our hotel and took a taxi arranged by the hotel for our next destination – Unawatuna near Galle.  There are a few shops I’d like to go to in Galle, too!





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