Fascinating and Great fun!”
vbm6 (162 reviews)
We met Mark Forbes at the Dutch Hospital punctually and after that, time just disappeared! We saw Pettah as only one can see with someone who lives locally. Mark is knowledgable, very friendly and obviously very kind and considerate towards the local shopkeepers as they all greeted him cordially. We saw interior of shops and buildings we otherwise would not have seen as fleeting visitors. There are so many grand colonial buildings in Colombo which have been neglected due to the war. If Mark can raise awareness by introducing them to a new generation of visitors and locals, then there is a chance to save these buildings before they completely disappear. We also like the way Mark has on his IPad, before and after photographs, plans and maps. This is obviously a passionate man with a tour that is not to be missed. Full marks for Mark!