I think I haven’t mentioned it before… but during our stay in Sri Lanka we managed to stay in four (!) different hotels, and one of those was paid for the entire holiday. Yes, I know, it sounds silly, weird and impractical. But as they say, wisdom comes with the experience. And next time we come to Sri Lanka, we are going to plan our vacation and accommodation differently. But for now, I can share the valuable information with you about the places we stayed in.
Even though I have told you all what I possibly could about our holiday in Sri Lanka, there are still two things left unsaid. Things that are worth mentioning. Food and accommodation. And in this post I will share our restaurant, café and bar experience.
Colombo has a great museum selection: Maritime museum, Dutch period museum, Colombo National museum, Natural history museum… and list just goes on and on. And usually (99,9% of the cases) I visit few museums during my travels. But not this time. And the reason for that is a couple of “disadvantages”. To be more specific: food poisoning (lucky me, I managed to get it twice) and terrible sun burn. So, as you can imagine I wasn’t really in the mood for museums; and instead of staying within four walls I preferred to be outside.
As I mentioned in the previous blog post – capital of Sri Lanka is a city with many faces. If you drive just couple kilometers outside the center, you’ll easily get an impression that you have moved not just to other neighborhood but most likely to another country. Even though I was expecting to see tons of garbage on the streets and in the river… it was really hard to acknowledge and accept this fact.
Before going to Sri Lanka, I read information about this island in both – Russian and English. So, I would know what to expect, since I had absolutely no idea where we were going. Mainly I was reading posts and reviews written by other travelers. Some positive, some negative. And just like a puzzle they came together into a whole picture.