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Sri Lanka

SRI LANKA

 

Pearl of Indian Ocean

At the end of March, I had a chance to go for another adventurous exotic holiday. I planned to visit Nicaragua and when I had everything planned and prepared, horrible news about Zika virus started to appear in the media. It was a tough decision but I chose to change my plans and quickly turned my focus on Sri Lanka. I realized I did the right thing indeed, when I arrived to Sri Lanka. It is a beautiful, safe, cheap and fairly easygoing country and it offers a lot of sights that can be seen in other places around south-east Asia. The island offers long beaches, tea plantations, rice terraces, exceptional safari with wild elephants and beautiful historical sights. More about 'Why to visit Sri Lanka' can be found in my blog.

 

  • My journey took 18 days and I travelled 1560 kilometers.

 

I started my journey in Colombo, from where I took a train next morning to royal city Anuradhapura, which holds amazing and enormous dagobas. I took a bus from Anuradhapura to Trincomalee to spend few days on a beach and from there I headed to another royal city Polonnaruwa. Polonnaruwa offers historical sights but also the chance to go on a trip to national park Minneriya, where I've seen wild elephants for the first time in my life. I continued my journey to a mythical mountain Sigiriya, to cave temple in Dambulla and I ended up in a cultural center of Sri Lanka that very same day – Kandy. From there I took a train through mountains and tea plantations to serene Ella. On my way to south beaches I stopped in another national park Uda Wallawe and for a while immersed myself in true African nature, full of wild animals. I finished my journey on beaches in Tangalle and returned back on a train to Colombo.

 

 

VISITED COUNTRIES

zeme 100

37

KM ON THE ROADS

km 100

48 560

DAYS ON THE ROADS

dny 100

397