We set off on this Sri Lanka adventure with the guys at World Nomads and the lucky winner of their Passport & Plate competition. The concept? Take an aspiring travel writer, chuck them in one of the best food destinations in the world and film it. Every delicious, exotic, spicy moment of it.

Aside from the food (coconut sambal eat your heart out), we also found a welcoming nation of incredibly strong people. Sri Lankans aren’t strangers to conflict, they’ve undoubtedly had their fair share of trying times, but by golly are they funny, and caring, and bloody good cricket players.