Modest Perfection

In Colombo, Sri Lanka's busy commercial capital, the disco-loving night crawlers tend to be far removed from the city's working class. But there is one place where their two worlds intersect: Hotel de Pilawoos. No evening out in Colombo is complete without an after-midnight pit stop by this grungy eatery on the Galle Road. If you're put off by the rust-ridden iron furniture and curry-stained floors (Pilawoos doesn't win awards for hygiene), then follow the example of the local élite and chow down in the comfort of your car. Any time of day or night, you'll find dozens of cars parked...

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