Sunday Special – Sri Lanka

The South Asian island country of Sri Lanka has been on my travel list for a bit now. Despite not knowing too much about this destination (yet) I have been intrigued and enamoured by the photos that have crossed my eyes.  So when I began my research for this post I thought I would pick one place and focus on that.  I couldn’t.  So much to see and do that I had to focus on the whole country itself (although I don’t think my little post will do it justice). Sri Lanka seems like a great place to go.  I won’t list every place and sight though I did find this wiki helpful.  So what can you expect to see, do and experience in Sri Lanka? Here are a few suggestions that I found:

  • A warm tropical climate (and some rain)
  • Eight UNESCO World Heritage sights such as the sacred city of Kandy and Sigiriya, an ancient rock fortress
  • Beaches galore for worshipers
  • Surfing is very popular here. Surf season varies depending on which coast you choose to ride the waves. Many place offer board rentals
  • Other outdoor activities such as white water rafting, snorkeling, trekking and cycling are prominent activities as well
  • Cricket games – it is a much loved game here
  • Temples and pagodas abound and can be visited though please respect the sights by adhering to guidelines such as being covered up or removing your shoes
  • Food – Sri Lankan food is influenced by its long history with a blend of flavours and often brings on the heat

Sounds great and it has climbed up higher on my travel bucket list.

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Tangalla Beach, Sri Lanka – Photo via Wikimedia Commons – Taken and owned By Colby Otero from Brooklyn, USA (Tangalla Morning  Uploaded by Ekabhishek) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

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Sigiriya (UNESCO World Heritage Sight), Sri Lanka – Photo via Wikimedia Commons – Taken and owned By Bernard Gagnon (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

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