Sri Lanka is a very green country where friendliness is paramount. Some time ago I’ve been on tour in this land of tea, rubber and coconuts. I would like to give you some brief tips that may come in handy if you’re planning a trip!
200 kilometers from Colombo takes you a step back in time in Sri Lanka. This ancient royal city has for centuries been the capital of Ceylon. At the sacred site of Anuradhapura you will find many stupas and temples and still an important pilgrimage for Buddhists. Lovely for experiencing the culture in its purest form.
A place to relax after all the cultural highlights of the north. Ella is located in the mountains of Sri Lanka. The cool evenings are a wonderful variety. Make fantastic hikes to Little Adam’s Peak and The Nine Arches Bridge, between the tea fields and the track. Go look at a spice garden and for your end-of-afternoon beer, go to Café Chill. Visiting a tea plantation is a must!
They say that this is the Africa of Asia. Once you enter it, you will imagine yourself in Jungle book. A wild landscape, home to elephants, leopards, bears and many more exotic animals. In the park are a number of luxury tents for rent for the lucky few! Book early and make sure you’re staying one night at this fantastic environment… And get awakened by a concert by wild animals.
Back in the days of the VOC. Here you see the Dutch influences from the golden age. The magnificent fort is still partially intact and the style of homebuilding is recognizable. Sleep in The New Old Dutch house and drink your coffee at the Café Royal Dutch. Home, away from home.
This is what a laidback beach should be! This bay has a rippling friendly helpful wave, a great climate, the rich palm trees to the beach and Mirissa has a great selection of bars and restaurants. As the sun was going down, the beach beds were changed for the tables and chairs. Boats arrived with fresh fish for the BBQ. On the beach. What. More. Do. You. Want.