One was hedonistic and social, the other a more solitary modernist, and you can see it when touring their respective homes.
Fair's fair when it comes to the perfect cup of tea.
It's also elegant, with excellent staff and moreish meals.
So good are Sri Lankan curries that this expat craves them when he returns to Australia.
Discovering an island nation rich in ancient wonders.
So much superb tea, so little time, alongside hip decor, top-drawer coffee and tempting treats.
There is nowhere else in Sri Lanka quite like Galle Fort, and this hotel does not disappoint.
Here are six impressive sights you can't afford to miss in Sri Lanka.
Mysteriously untouched by tourism, Sri Lanka ticks all boxes on a traveller's checklist. Picture riding ruby-red trains that chug through luminescent-green tea plantations; palm trees jutting over dazzling white beaches while stilt fisherman ply their trade undisturbed from the shallows; magnificent 2000-plus years UNESCO ruins begging exploration, and a singular, spectacular cuisine. Don't think. Just go.