- T​he Ceylon Jungle Fowl

T​his fowl's not for eating. Not in Veganuary, or any day of any month of any year. Period

T​ravel has become a precious thing. So when we get an opportunity to travel, we try go to really special places - and boy didn't we just hit the jackpot!

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T​he Ceylon Jungle Fowl is endemic to Sri Lanka and is also the National Bird. Having one for a Sunday roast will see you spend a considerable amount of time behind bars. Not the kind of bars that FoodTriber's generally refer to. You can imagine our immense joy, then, to see a cock (no tittering please) and his harem, strut across the lawn at the holiday home we rented out!

I​n keeping with the theme of things we couldn't eat...

T​he Ceylon Black Nape Hare

T​he Ceylon Black Nape Hare

A​nother endemic animal - the black nape hare also put in an appearance. Only to hop away at speeds that Birthday Boy Dr. May would appreciate! (Happy Birthday James!😇)

N​o tortoise would dare...

N​o tortoise would dare...

T​he Gray Mongoose.

T​he Gray Mongoose.

A​lso seen scampering across the lawn – a mongoose, a water monitor, and birds... lots and lots of birds.

A​ll this happened over the last three days, when the wife and I went 165Km away to a holiday bungalow appropriately named Gaia Lake Bungalow. A vacation rental, with all the comfort you can want and ready for the challenges of travel in the times of a pandemic, this place was easy to access and even easier to relax in and now for the kicker - the food was FABulouse!

I​t was much better than my ability to capture it - here are a few shots that I could use.

D​ouble Pork, mash and Mongolian BBQ with a hot and sweet salad.

D​ouble Pork, mash and Mongolian BBQ with a hot and sweet salad.

T​he vegan option...

T​he vegan option...

M​alla's (Little brother's) Munchies for dessert

M​alla's (Little brother's) Munchies for dessert

A​nd that was just for one meal! The local food, the mongolian BBQ, the hoppers, the pol rotti (all of which I've featured in my posts) were as good as the best we've had!

O​nce this dreadful pandemic is over, I wish I could get each and every one of you FoodTribers to come and spend some time with us at Gaia Lake. It's an experience worth having just once in your life!

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