Well, we finally made it to Sri Lanka. We originally had it lined up 9 years ago as a place we wanted to go but pregnancies (both ours and those of family members) have, several times, but the mockers on it to the point where we thought it just wasn't meant to be.
Like most visitors we landed in Colombo we then chose stay for a few days to get settled. We have the big advantage of being teachers so get a long break which means we can take our time with our summer break, so weren't in any rush to do anything or go anywhere. This was true of the whole trip and we could easily have knocked a least a day off each destination and got to see considerably more, but it is supposed to be a holiday and relaxing so why rush?
Not sure that Colombo itself is worth too much of people's time (a day maybe) there is some nice colonial architecture but my impression was of a fairly modern, none too beautiful city. Although I have to say it have a fairly relaxed vibe to it. As did the whole country, hassle free and very easy to enjoy yourself in.
For example, the old light house on the left is a relic of the Dutch rule of the island.
We based ourselves a short tuk-tuk ride South of the city in Mount Lavinia, which is bang on the beach. The place we rented had a small pool so a good time was had splashing in the pool and the sea for a few days. The real joy of here was the beach-side eateries which were most excellent. Probably the best food we had in Sri Lanka and the rest of it was pretty good too.e
This will be a blog about my latest shots and what I liked or was trying to do with them
I am a teacher of Economics and have worked in various schools in Europe & Asia. One of the things I love doing is getting out and about with my camera.