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    SRI LANKA – OUR ITINERARY GUIDE FOR A 2-WEEKS TRIP

    We spent three weeks in Sri Lanka and soon fell in love with this gorgeous country: very backpacker friendly, it’s amazing to travel by train and local bus to get to know their culture. Two major disasters have hit Sri Lanka recently: the civil war between the Tamil rebels and the government forces, especially in the north of the country, ended in 2009; and the devastating tsunami of 2004 that destroyed many villages on the eastern and southern coasts. Sri Lanka has risen again since then, making tourism its n.1 income. As of today, it is still relatively untouched in some areas, but is becoming quickly a top destination for…

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    SOUTHERN SRI LANKA: GALLE, MIRISSA, TISSA

    Here we are in a new country to us: Sri Lanka! Our first destination is the southern province, where we will stop at coastal cities of Galle, Mirissa and slightly on the inside Tissa, for Yala National Park. We land at Colombo Bandaranaike Airport at 5am. A couple of hours to get through immigration, get our 30-day visa to Sri Lanka,  change some money, and we are ready to proceed. Staying in Colombo is not in our plans, at least not now, maybe further on before leaving the country. We find a sort of bus stand, more of a dusty courtyard, where we hop on the first of many buses…

  • BEFORE SRI LANKA, LONDON+DUBAI IN 48 HRS

    Our journey starts today, Saturday 17th September 2016, at Torino Caselle Airport. We land at London Stansted at around midday. LONDON After a few transports, we get to our hostel by 2pm, in a nice area close to Hyde Park. We got used to stay in guesthouses and hostels around Southeast Asia back in early 2016, which were usually very cheap but decent at the same time. Well, we are very disappointed with this hostel in London: one can accept the 24$ a bed cause it’s London right? But you’d expect at least cleanliness and a decorous room. Ours was a 9-bed dorm, 3×3 bunk beds, not more than 15…