Since living part of the time in a slightly cooler climate up in the hill country, my sinuses have unfortunately gone completely haywire. Usually, in Colombo, I've had difficulty (in a different way) with allergies, due to the dust and traffic related air pollution. Fantastic eh?
Rather than load myself up with pills I decided to try ayurvedic treatment. I was recommended Peenas oil, which is used to treat any kind of catarrh. All you need to do is pour a tablespoon into the palm of your hand then rub it into the crown of your head and leave it for an hour or so. So far its worked a treat. The only down side has been having oil in my hair, which has been a pain to have to wash out, especially long hair like mine.
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I saw this article titled "Overseas buyers dominate apartment sales in Colombo, Sri Lanka" which reports that
"As prices of prime apartments rise in Colombo, locals have been priced out of the sector, which is dominated by foreign investors, non-residents and wealthy locals".
You'd have to be living under a rock to not notice the rapid rise of a number of apartment buildings around Colombo with more expansion to come. To me, this mirrors similar developments that happened in other major cities around the world.
I never did get the craze for living in an apartment in the city... and believe me, I've lived in a quite a few prior to coming to Sri Lanka! And hence why I don't live in an apartment in Sri Lanka...
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