Sri Lanka- put it on your bucket list…

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“Life is like a cup of tea ; to be filled to the brim and enjoyed with friends. ”
I love how Facebook gives me memories of times in the past. This morning it showed me that this time last year my husband and I were in Sri Lanka, (formerly Ceylon), a country renowned for its tea production. I am a coffee girl and do not drink tea, but after touring a tea factory and learning how it is made, I was given a complimentary cup of tea and was too polite not to drink it. It was surprisingly good and I quite enjoyed it. I think my dislike of tea came about from a stay in hospital many years ago, when I was constantly given tea instead of my preferred coffee and I have had bad memory association with tea ever since.

IMG_7729Sri Lanka is an incredibly diverse country, its landscapes ranging from rainforest and arid plains to highlands, sandy beaches and lush national parks where you can see elephants, and if you are fortunate enough, leopards and a sloth bear, on a mini safari. We were amazingly lucky and managed to see both leopards and a sloth bear.

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I had no idea this strange looking creature even existed prior to our holiday! Sri Lanka is also famed for its ancient Buddhist ruins, including the 5th century citadel Sigiriya, with its palaces and frescoes. The people are incredibly friendly and Sri Lanka’s history, culture and natural beauty are undeniably alluring.

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It’s spectacular, affordable and still often uncrowded; it’s probably the place you haven’t been to yet, that you should. I thoroughly recommend it.
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page.”

Lis🦉

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