Backflips, burgers & sushi

Nisse & Ingela run the local fish shop where we live in Sweden and they were here to visit us so we took them down to our favorite fish market in Dondra. It’s a big harbor and every morning the boats come in and sell fresh fish right on the concrete. This is where you can get the best deals. The giant 200 pund tunas go to Japan or Europe and actually it’s what Nisse sell in his shop, Sri Lankan tuna fillet.

After that we went surfing at our fav beach break. After the surf we headed over for lunch at a new place in Mirissa called Zephyr. They are a bit more pricey than other places but has a more westernized menu which is really nice to get sometimes to mix things up. We went for burgers and passionfruit Mojitos.

Rainclouds started to form so we headed back home right in time. So much rain poured down that the courtyard almost turned in to a swimming pool. Time to prepare the nights dinner, SUSHI! Nisse thought me how to fillet the fish and then we made our best to cut thin sashimi pieces of it with the worst knifes ever. Anyway, things were so fresh it didn’t really matter. SOO GOOD.

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Lazy left

Back surfing at Lazy left! This left hand point break get’s a lot of love and hate from us. Love when it provides a hollow take off and it’s long lazy lines for us to noseride or cut back on. It does that especially good on some swells and sometimes it just doesn’t provide any shoulder at all, that’s hate i guess. Love when we’er a crew sharing it and having fun and all different types of surf crafts, longboard, shortboard, whatever board.. It’s a relatively kind wave with an easy paddle out, so there’s a lot of people that paddle out that really shouldn’t be at a point break. Hate that. Especially hate when it’s get crowded with beginners, as it does in dec/jan and everybody get washed by the inside of the first set wave and then ruin set after set. Love the mellow vibe that Midigama has, the town where the wave is located. Hate that some Colombo dude is building something big and ugly just in front of it.. But love always wins over hate, right?

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wenche is stoked

Our great friend Wenche came down and stayed with us a week. The bonus by working as a stewardess is that you can travel cheap like that huh?! So envious.. With her she brought the best danish brown bread, three swedish cheese blocks and tons of swedish Marabou chocolate. Not to forget amazing energy! She really wanted to get some waves and we took her out at lazy left. She caught a few waves and coming up she was all smiles and asked me, is this what you guys mean by stoked? Am I stoked now? Yes Wenche, you are so stoked.

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on this wave wenche was so stoked sharing it with linn she totally lost focus of surfing and just started laughing intead

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we usually spend afternoons in front of the computer studying and working or just chilling out. wenche thought that was boring, so she started to decorate our house with some plants she found in the jungle garden of ours

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found a new and better way to enjoy the sun, the things you do hanging out with this girl

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wenche brought danish brown bread, swedish cheese and lots of chocolate. sooo fucking good

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villa sneak peak

So South Coast took us by storm! Since we been back from Arugam Bay we’ve been constantly busy everyday. We’ve rented this Villa for a long on the south coast that’s going to function as our home for the near future. It’s a newly renovated colonial house close to all the good surf on the south coast and it’s absolutly amazing! The villa is all done and rdy but still it’s been a mission to get it our way and we’ve bought some beds and stuff so we can have people visiting. So we’ve been really busy with everything from getting custom made mattresses for tall scandinavians made, finding the right place to buy this or to fix that. Making spare keys, fixing broken refridgerators, plant shopping and so much more. All those stuff you know exactly where to find in your home country but are so hard to track down when in a new place, and especially in Sri Lanka because here there is one shop for every single item. We’re lucky to have our expats friends who answers all our trillion questions, so grateful.

Many of you have been curious to see some photos of our home, below there’s a few. Promise you more ones as we get everything ready! This house is made for socializing and hang outs and we’re looking forward to have the house filled with friends and family. Actually it has a lot of rooms so if you’re heading down to this magical island why not come stay with us! Give us an email if you’re interested to info@sunshinestories.com

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the villa is huge! and beautifully set back in the jungle and is really old but amazingly renovated just two years ago

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we went plant shopping with verity! she loves plants so much and showed us to her gem where you can get amazing plants for just a few bucks

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sneakpeak of what will come in the online store soon… we’re just gonna get time to set it up, gaaah

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a bunch of fabrics we’ve found on various places on this island

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lilus space

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A glass of chilled red in dusk is the best way to end a day. In the middle of the house there is a courtyard that function as the garden and the living room at the same time. Gotta love this Asian Colonial style.

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