The Weekend Tourist is a blog written by Jess Friend Bartlett. Sometimes we only do touristy things on holiday - 25 days annual leave a year. That’s a shame, as we’ve 104 weekend days for exploring. This blog is all about discovering your local neighbourhood, attractions, historic places, local eateries and independents, which for me is in Oxfordshire, Warwickshire and the wider Cotswolds, UK. And when annual leave adds up, you'll find the occasional far flung adventure.

Tales from Serendib #8 – Fortunate discoveries
Tales from Serendib #7 – Sri Lanka’s tea country
Tales from Serendib #6 – partying Colombo style.
#5 Tales from Serendib: Gossip will not cook rice.
Tales from Serendib #4 – The half way point
Tales from Serendib #3 – Introducing Gino and his trusty steed.
Tales from Serendib #2 – Meet my friend, the Cockroach
Tales from Serendib #1 – And so begins the Rice n’ Curry diet