Travel throwback – Sri Lanka

It’s almost exactly  a year since I went to Sri Lanka and I realise it was one of those blog posts that got lost in the ether!

It was only when a friend asked about where we stayed and for restaurant recommendations that I realised I never wrote about the trip. Not for any reason…other than my to do list got the better of me. So, better late than never – here’s what I thought of Sri Lanka.

The good bits

  • The island is gorgeous, really lush and green combined with beautiful natural beaches. Of course there are some touristy areas but for the most part it looks totally untouched by outsiders which is a rate thing these days!
  • The weather – apart from a few weeks a year you are guaranteed sunshine and warm weather, perfect for a beach break but pack a high factor sunscreen as the sun is pretty strong!
  • The people are hugely welcoming and proud of their country which is great to see – a definite highlight was the rows of school children dressed immaculately in white school uniforms waving at us as we drove past and they piled out of school on their lunch break

The bad bits

  • The tuk tuk drivers can be a little pushy so hold your ground and always agree the fare before you get into the tuk tuk – if you’re travelling in a group of all girls then always make sure no one travels solo in a tuk tuk!

Some highlights from our trip:

  • We stayed at the Heritance Ahunghalla which is a lovely rustic hotel with everything you could need, from a beautiful beach to the loveliest little spa!
  • If you’re staying on the west coast or in the south then a trip to Galle is worth adding to your itinerary
  • The food, the food!!! I am So glad I started eating seafood (something I really didn’t go for as a child) because the fresh prawns and crab were to die for! Really simply grilled or in a curry sauce, this was our staple meal paired with rice and a big green salad. Amazing.

So I struggled to narrow down my photos from this trip so here’s a bit of a picture gallery!

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