Airline: I chose Cathay Pacific from LAX (14 hours) with a connection in Hong Kong to Colombo, Sri Lanka (5 hours). Business Class was comfortable with attentive service.
Travel Documents: Passport & Visa required for those from the U.S.
Weather: A tropical climate with wet and dry zones, Sri Lanka can be traveled year-round depending on your interests. Please inquire.
Health: Eating was a great pleasure in Sri Lanka. At the time of this writing, there were no special immunizations needed. Bottled water was plentiful everywhere. And, I never got sick for a moment. I found the country to be very clean!
Best Shopping: For those lucky few, I brought back some treasures from Galle – the perfect shopping area. Note that Sri Lanka is known for its spices, tea, textiles, wood work and gems.
Thrills: Sri Lanka is filled with diversity and eco-friendly adventures such as hiking, trekking, biking, wildlife safari, birding, canoeing, surfing, river rafting, golfing, mountain climbing, wind-surfing, water-skiing, surfing, sailing, scuba-diving (including wreck-diving), and snorkeling.
Ayurveda & Spas: For thousands of years, the most popular method used to restore and rejuvenate tired bodies and weary souls has been Ayurveda – the oldest and most holistic medical system available in the world and Sri Lanka has been a center of spiritual and physical healing for 2,000 years. Sri Lanka now has several spas, mainly on the west coast, which not only provide Ayurveda but also other Eastern and Western therapies, such as, hydrotherapy, herbal baths, reflexology and beauty treatments.
Food: Known also as the Spice Island, Sri Lanka spices include cinnamon, pepper, cloves, and cardamoms. The cultivation of many types of rice, spices, vegetables and fruits, coupled with past foreign influences, ensures that Sri Lanka enjoys a varied and select cuisine. As a staple, rice is consumed with an assortment of colorful curries that range in “heat”.
Culture, Wildlife, Ancient History and Fun in the Sun – All in Sri Lanka!