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Top 10 sites in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka, formerly known as Ceylon, island of the Chera Kings, gained independence in 1948 from England, and Ceylon’s name was finally changed to Sri Lanka in 1972 when they became a Republic. Ceylon Tea is a staple grown on the island, and the name Ceylon gives it an ancient title that is filled with timeless history. Named as an “Isle of Serendip”, with a chance for a happy time, it is a very fitting name for this island, and …

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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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