Photo: Sri Lankan Fruit Store

By Mark Wiens 15 Comments
Sri Lanka Fruit Seller
Sri Lanka Fruit Seller

Fruit Store, Kandy, Sri Lanka

If you’ve read Migrationology before, you probably already known that I consider fruit to be one of the world’s most amazing things.

Fruit is specifically designed only to be eaten. The delicious fruit store in Kandy, Sri Lanka, was beautiful – and the vendor was slicing away and giving us samples of fruit!



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  • Prasantha

    5 years ago

    Hi Mark

    I am a sri lankan and currently in sri lanka. I’ve watched all of your videos about sri lanka and i am really great full & appreciate about your great enthusiastic interests about our country. I ve seen it in all over the videos you publish and i hope it will be a great opportunity for our country to re-build its war-torned image back. I wish all the best and success for all your future journeys and hope you will visit sri lanka again. Thanks a lot

    • Mark Wiens

      5 years ago

      Hi Prasantha, thank you very much for watching and for you nice comment. I had an incredible time visiting your country, and I hope more people will visit in the future!

  • Nivedha R

    5 years ago

    I’ve been perusing your photos of Sri Lanka for a while now, and it’s making me incredibly excited to go back next summer!

    I left when I was four, so all I have are these hazy memories of getting fish cutlets with my grandpa and begging street vendors for rambutans (mom wouldn’t buy them because she thought I had an addiction).

    Thanks for the amazing photos!

    Take care.

    • Mark Wiens

      5 years ago

      Hey Nivedha, thank you very much for checking out my Sri Lanka photos, I had such an amazing visit. Glad to hear you will be going back for a visit next summer – you’ve got to get yourself some big bags of rambutan!!

  • Maria

    5 years ago

    That is one of the things I miss… vendors like that. In the US you might find a farmer’s market or a roadside stand, but rare to find a small enterprise like that with so much fresh variety. Good find Mark!

    • Mark Wiens

      5 years ago

      Thank you Maria, and I agree, when I went back to the States for a visit, it was the stalls of fresh and easily accessible produce and fruit that I missed so much!

    • Kapila R Jayasooriya

      4 years ago

      In Sri Lanka, We always buy like this stalls. Fresh Fruit & Vegetables. Only thing we miss in here SL is Snow. 😀

      • Kapila R Jayasooriya

        4 years ago

        Actually I’m live in Kandy – Sri lanka

      • Mark Wiens

        4 years ago

        Haha, yes that’s the only thing, otherwise there’s everything in SL!

        • Kapila R Jayasooriya

          4 years ago

          Yap, I’m in Digana. 17km from Kandy City & I work in Urban Development Authority Kandy office. It’s locate in Near the Railway station. So every day I visit to Kandy Town for Work. 😀

  • sully86

    5 years ago

    mark: Wow!!! I never seen such huge grapes before

    • Mark Wiens

      5 years ago

      Yah, they were huge, but too bad I didn’t try them…

  • Lindsay

    5 years ago

    Mark, are you in Sri Lanka now? I was in Kandy last week and I bought fruit from that guy!

    I also recently wrote an article about Wood Apples. Did you find this juice shop? It was really fun experience!

    http://www.yearofthedurian.com/2012/09/wood-apple.html

    • Mark Wiens

      5 years ago

      Hey Lindsay, no I’m not in Kandy, this is just an photo from my previous visit. That is hilarious you bought fruit from that guy, he must have been the friendly guy – which he definitely as! Yes, I loved wood apples. I didn’t find that shop, but I the entire time I was in Sri Lanka my friend and I were carrying bags of wood apple around with us. And I’ve since found wood apple a few times in Bangkok and everytime I see it I have to buy it!