Sri Lanka: Intro

Sri Lanka is the land of adventure, magestic wildlife and culinary overthe-top-experiences. The island, also referred to asthe pearl of the Indian Ocean”, offers much more than the friendly hospitality of its people (which is simply put, the best). After two weeks we left Sri Lanka not only with large supplies of tea and spices, but also with inspiring food for thought.

Our journey began in Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka. The first train in the early morning got us to Kandy and then to Hatton/Nallathaniya, where we climbed thousands of stairs to get to the summit of Adam’s Peak. To rest our tired legs, we spent a few days in the small mountain town of Ella. Then, packed in an overcrowded public bus, we made our way to Tissamaharama, the hub city for the surrounding National Parks like Yala, Bundala and our choice, Udawalawe. The remaining six days were spent on the coast and its beaches: Kalamatiya, Tangalle, Mirissa, Mirigama and finally Unawatuna.

With this itinerary, we were exclusively travelling through the south of the island. Our highlight was undoubtedly the ascending of Adam’s Peak, the second highest mountain of Sri Lanka. Not only do we love muscle soreness, but also good food, so we were more than happy with the many vegan dishes we could eat everywhere. Sri Lankan rice and curry is the national specialty and we couldn’t get enough of it, especially home-cooked and 100% plant-based, as you can experience it in the homestays

In the following blog posts we’ll take you with us on a journey through Sri Lanka!

Jim
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