Sensational Sri Lanka - Part 1!
I’ve just returned from an amazing two week adventure in Sri Lanka. It was my third visit and this time round I’ve fallen in love with this tropical isle. It has a wonderful mix of experiences on offer to enthuse the most demanding traveller…and then some more.
Back in Australia when I mention my trip to friends or clients I get some raised eyebrows, looks of disbelief and often the incredulous “Why would you go there? Aren’t they in the middle of a civil war?”
The war ended in May 2009, more than 3 years ago and Sri Lanka is back where it belongs - on the tourist map. And if the last 6 months are any indication Sri Lanka will soon be in the top 10 exotic destinations in the world. The tourists are returning in droves. I encountered travellers from all parts of the world and more encouragingly families travelling together.
So what was it about Sri Lanka that enamoured and Aussie of Indian heritage like me?
Over the next few weeks I like to share with you “WHY” and tell you about some of the special and memorable experiences I’ve had in Sri Lanka.
Author: Andre Rasquinha
Andre Rasquinha manages Travel Talk Holidays a division of Travel Talk specialising in personalised tours, escorted adventures, cruise and holidays. He recently escorted our small group 14 night adventure to Sri Lanka tour and hasn’t stopped talking about it since. Hopefully getting him to write this series will give the rest of us a break………..
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THE BENELUX BONANZA
The journey I was about to undertake would not only in geographical terms span vast distances over land and sea......it was an odyssey which would cover a period of over four hundred years and one in which I would try to establish a "connection" with my ancestors.
Thank you for arranging a fantastic tour of Sri Lanka for us. You have always looked after our travel needs very well, but you clearly have a great knowledge and expertise when it comes to touring Sri Lanka and we definitely benefited from this. We were very well looked after by our driver Denver who was at the airport on our arrival and made sure we were looked after the whole time until our departure. He was a very safe and good driver and a wealth of information during the tour. The hotels we were booked into and the attractions we visited were all first class. We of course took many photos, but I attach one which is particularly good. It is of us having an elephant ride, just before the elephant squirted me with water. We would have no hesitation in recommending that our friends contact you to arrange their next holiday in Sri Lanka, and would love to get back there again as soon as we can. RegardsPeter Davis, Davis Lawyers