How It Lived Up To Expectations
As ever, Sri Lanka is the destination that truly delivers on all fronts. During her two-week trip, Sophie had the pleasure of experiencing everything from safaris to cycling, walking tours of historic sites, hikes, and relaxing on the beach. And, it’s not just the variety of activities that makes Sri Lanka special. It’s the people. Despite recent challenges, the locals were some of the friendliest and most welcoming people she had ever met. Their positivity is infectious and really puts things into perspective.
The country’s beauty is equally mesmerizing. Everywhere you look, there’s greenery, with palm trees swaying gently in the breeze. Driving around Sri Lanka with her own driver meant that Sophie could stop wherever she wanted to take in the scenery, and even experience the local villages that many travellers might overlook. But, for Sophie, the most exciting part of the journey was the train ride through the tea country. Seeing the rolling hills and lush tea plantations from the window of a train was a unique and memorable experience.
Whilst travel isn’t totally back to pre-pandemic ease, with longer-than-usual queues for fuel for example. In all, Sri Lanka truly exceeded Sophie’s expectations. So filled with life, vibrancy and, most importantly, a feeling of complete and utter safety. From our experiences, this country is far from treacherous, it’s a breathtaking place ready and waiting to welcome travellers with open arms and offer up its myriad of culture, natural beauty and wholeheartedly warm hospitality in abundance.