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Greetings to you all!
In our last e letter I promised to report back after our recent trip to Sri Lanka. Helen and I are convinced that this was one of the best holidays we have ever done - and there have been a few!
My last visit to Sri Lanka was post tsunami with the war in the north of the island still very much apparent. Since that visit the country has changed beyond all recognition with an air of optimism now pervading. A new inland road from Colombo to Galle… re-opened national parks… beautifully renovated colonial style hotels and restaurants with exquisite food – and not just curry!!
Our trip was a perfect blend of colonial Colombo, Buddhist culture, trains, tea plantations and hill stations, luxury beach, Blue Whales and the charming fort area at Galle. Ideas - Sri Lanka without children.
For families, Sri Lanka equally ticks all the boxes with game parks such as Yala famed for having the highest leopard density in the world. Mirissa Bay for arguably the world’s best Blue Whale watching and of course miles of stunning coast line. Ideas - Sri Lanka with children, click here to read the testimonial.
Months to travel – All year round Peak: December to April also perfect timing for Whale and Dolphin watching.
Steve is about to leave on an intensive two week trip around Costa Rica, so full report next month.
Sending you all our very best wishes and fingers crossed that summer arrives soon.