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Top 10 Sites in Sri Lanka

Are you interested in visiting the beautiful country of Sri Lanka? Perhaps you don’t know where to start when thinking about your itinerary…which sites are the “must-sees” and which ones can you skip? Let us help you by giving you our expert-selected top 10 sites to see in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka, formerly known as Ceylon, gained independence from England in 1948. It was historically the island of the Chera Kings. But once the island officially became a republic in …

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Is Sri Lanka Safe to Visit? 7 Things to be Aware of!

If you are thinking about visiting Sri Lanka and are concerned about your safety, here are some great insights from an American couple currently living with their four young children in Sri Lanka! We’ll answer your question about Sri Lanka’s safety in general, as well as give you tips for 7 things that you should be aware of on your trip. The question everyone wants answered is, “will I be safe visiting Sri Lanka?”  The concern of safety should always …

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Sri Lanka: Resilience and Beauty

“Where exactly is Sri Lanka?” “Is Sri Lanka a part of India?” “Why should I travel to Sri Lanka?”  “Is Sri Lanka safe?”  “What makes Sri Lanka so special?”  Why should I travel to Sri Lanka?” These are some of the most common questions that I get when I talk about my beautiful “second home.” The pearl of the Indian Ocean, SRI LANKA. A place where my family and I have fallen in love with, not just because the island nation is absolutely …

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Making Sense of Star Ratings in Sri Lankan Hotels and Boutiques

Spoiler alert! It’s impossible to make sense of star ratings in just about any place in the world! Why?  Because there are no international regulations governing them, and in the United States there is not even a group who monitors these star ratings or checks them for compliance. What this often leads to is motels, hotels and guest houses labeling themselves, and don’t we always think better of ourselves than we should? In a country like Sri Lanka, some standards …

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The Best Way to Take Sri Lanka Home with Me

I’m sure as you visit this beautiful country you will be looking for something to take back with you that will remind you of your time in paradise. There are a myriad of things you can take back with you and we’re here to get you started, from Tea, to the porcelain you’re going to drink it in! Tea Tea for her, tea for him, tea for all of them! Almost every traveler who has come to Sri Lanka buys …

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Top 5 Do’s and Don’ts in Sri Lanka

With so many new sights, sounds, aromas and people you will encounter, how will you avoid making disastrous cultural mistakes? Here are my top 5 Do’s & Don’ts! Do respect the “way of life” The majority of Sri Lankans are Buddhist numbering over 70%, and the majority of them practice Theravada Buddhism which is viewed as the “lesser vehicle” of Buddhism. This type of Buddhism is more conservative than Mahayana or the “greater vehicle” version of Buddhism. We should also …

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A Guide to Sri Lankan Food

Some people say, “variety is the spice of life” but Sri Lankan’s live by it. Their cuisine has been largely shaped by the surrounding countries such as Indonesia and India but also from the Dutch and British during their reigns of the island. Different areas in Sri Lanka have dishes they specialize in, so when you journey around this beautiful land, don’t miss an opportunity to try as much as you can! Many of our curry dishes contain no less …

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7 Simple Reasons Why Sri Lanka Is Not India!

Many people wonder, “What are the actual differences between Sri Lanka and India?” In this blog post I will give you 7 Reasons Why Sri Lanka Is Not India. So many people know about India, yet there are far more people that don’t know about Sri Lanka or the many gems which it has to offer that are different from India. Think of Sri Lanka as a hidden gem that is overlooked by others because it is a smaller nation …

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5 Adventure Excursions That Won’t Disappoint!

If you have a passion for adventure, then Sri Lanka is the place for you! This small, yet diverse island is loaded with a variety of excursions ranging from beach activities, to spectacular mountain climbs and exhilarating river rafting. Here are my top 5 with tips that won’t disappoint! Adam’s Peak I’m starting you off with the one I’ve done most recently. Adam’s peak is Sri Lanka’s fifth tallest mountain and has a moderate 5,500 steps to traverse on your …

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Best Times To Visit Sri Lanka

When is the best time to visit Sri Lanka? Whether you knew it or not, the weather is the top factor to consider before setting out on your 3-hour tour or cross-world flight. With two separate monsoon seasons in play, here’s all you need in order to plan your incredible getaway with the perfect weather tailored to your preference. Unlike most other Asian destinations, Sri Lanka boasts the unique claim to being a year-round holiday destination. The amazing thing about …

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