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Sri Lanka with Kim Visudharom #FarawayFriends

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I have just visited...Sri Lanka

My name is Kim Visudharomn (@kimbeave) and I live in Bangkok, Thailand

I am a writer, stylist, content monkey

I’d stay at many places! Highlights include Madulkelle Tea and Eco Lodge (about an hour's drive north of Kandy); Paradise Road Villa Bentota in Bentota; and Anantara Peace Haven in Tangalle. We popped by Fort Bazaar in Galle for tea at the Church Street Social cafe and they gave us a tour of the hotel. Planning to stay there the next time we're in town!

You must see or go to … not exactly a hidden gem, but definitely my latest obsession: Barefoot. A shop selling locally designed handwoven clothes, fabrics, linens, toys and bags as well as books, teas and cakes. Be sure to stop by their two-storey flagship in Colombo, which also houses an art gallery and a cafe.

Relaxed elegance on holiday is.. swimwear, sarongs and a tan.

Kim wears an Lisa King swimwear classic, the Ombre Screwprint swimsuit.

I don’t travel without.. a book or magazine; sunglasses (Native Sons aviators are my current go-to); and sunscreen. 

Taste. You must the try the..Egg Hoppers (Sri Lanka breakfast pancakes of sorts), with all the colorful and curry-ful trimmings. 

I remember the sound of.. The squeaking of giant grizzled squirrels, particularly in the mornings. They were in every resort we visited, loud (mistook them for birds at first!) and definitely not shy.

I would take with me…My sister @lynnsyv...though she WAS on this trip with me too, I wouldn't mind returning with her; she's my favorite travel companion. 

More about Kim

 My favourite beach..I love Yao Noi island for its sleepy beaches, great resorts, and most of all, the people. 

Smell is one of our oldest memories. My most nostalgic smell is..probably aloe vera. We had a huge plant on the balcony of our family flat. 

A holiday means for me..packing more swimwear than underwear.

A word that encompasses the idea or feeling of a holiday for you.."Spa menu"

For holiday inspiration I follow...I still get my holiday inspiration mostly from magazines like Conde Nast Traveler or Travel & Leisure. But if I had to choose then probably @leideee (for dreamy beach pics); @beautifulhotels (for beautiful hotels); and any of the Sretsis sisters (@klymoon, @pimstarr, and @skydancer) for perfectly coordinated travel snaps with outfits to match!

Dream destination ..too many...definitely somewhere in The Caribbean...and Positano...Sardinia...Oman...Jaipur...Mexico...

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Lisa King Swimwear is London based brand with a Southeast Asian heritage; a relaxed elegance synonymous with the beach lifestyles of Southern Thailand and Bali.  It is about travel, discovery and curiosity of local culture, and of course great swimwear!  We follow our #farawayfriends on their travels and find out what it means for them to be a holiday.  

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