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- Jenny L. Smith 20 Aug 2017

After exploring and hangingout in South East Asia for almost a year, we decided to head west. We landed in Colombo and set out directly towards Unawatana and beyond to a Villa, a gem of an accomodation that introduced the hospitality and wildlife of this beautiful country.

In Sri Lanka, when two strangers meet, they ask a series of questions that reveal family, ancestral village, and blood ties until they arrive at a common friend or relative. Then they say, "Those are our people, so you are our people." It's a small place. Everyone knows everyone. -  Nayomi Munaweera, What Lies Between Us

Very common are flights to Colombo super early or late at night. We didn't arrive to our villa until 2am. Although waking up our host, she greeted us and brought us to out room. The accomodation was a well maintianed colonial home. Our breakfast the next morning was memorable, as we woke up to the song of birds we have not heard in SE asia and the calling of the daily milk and bread man in his cart. Not only were we presented with a generous portion of fresh homemade Sri Lankan cuisine, exotic monkeys came swinging by above us munching on the leaves above us as monekys should. They minded their own business and gave us our space.  The tuktuk drivers, local citizens were ever so friendly not only to us, but most importantly to each other. There is a huge sense of community and everyone is looking out for the wellbeing of each other.  Unspoiled by tourism, life goes one with out without tourists. Love it.

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Colombo -> Unawantana (explored Galle and Mirrisa Beach area) -> Udawale National Park-> Ella -> (train) Kandy -> Habanara (explored the ancient city Polowarna) ->Negambo

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Not to be missed highlights of Sri Lanka

The 7 hour picturesque train ride from Ella to Kandy or vise versa.

A Safari from any of the National Parks

Go back in time to expore the ancient ruins aka. The Cultural Triangle

Beach days (east side for the summer, westside for the winter seasons)

Splurge at the Ministry of Crab, Colombo

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