Shaped like a teardrop peeling over the tip of India, this incredible Indian Ocean island has been fought over more than most. But as the north and east continue to open up a decade after the end of the civil war, the classic south – which we take listeners to in this episode – continues to shift. Galle Fort is one corner seeing a contemporary update, sea-matted surfers carving out new scenes along the wave-licked coast and a foodie hotspot quietly simmering.
Music by harpist, Olivia Jageurs: @15secondharp
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