I have just arrived in Sri Lanka !
I am meeting one of my best friends : Sheila. She is Italian, with Philippin and Sri Lanka origins. Yeah, she is stunning, you’ll see. It’s the first time I go to Sri Lanka. Can’t wait to discover the culture !
Generally, when I travel, I don’t like to plan everything. It’s so stressing to tell yourself that you have to follow the schedule… I like to see what I can do roughly, then I discover the place by feel. Depending on who you meet and what you do during your trip, you discover things you couldn’t have planned. If my brother is reading me, we won’t agree with that. Because of me and my « travelling by feel » way of thinking, he arrived on holidays without having a hotel. Indeed it was up to me to book a hotel for me and I did it at the last minute and hotels were already full… Well I admit it was not a good idea to do it at the last minute . But I have changed for the better, now when I book my flight I also book my hotel 🙂
Arrival at Aluthgama
Concerning this trip, I haven’t organized anything, Sheila has done everything. All I know is that we will go to Colombo, Kandy and Galle. Everything else will be a big surprise for me. I guess this is why I am so excited to discover the country.
I just bought a plane ticket and I have landed in Colombo, which is the capital. Friends came to get me. Now we have just arrived in Aluthgama (which is 65km from the capital). It is beautiful ! The house where we are is by the sea and Bentota river. It is so quiet and the water is so clear.
I feel at home. It is quite different from all the countries I have already visited. Still the culture is similar to the Cambodian and Thai ones. Maybe it’s because Sri Lanka is a mainly Bouddhist country, like Cambodia.
About the food, well, it is really delicious. I would say that it looks like a mix between Thai and Khmer foods, sprinkled with Indian spices. Generally when you go to a country which is very different from what you are used to, at one point you’re done with the food. Here it is not the case. Honestly it’s so tasty and delicious. I can’t recommend you places to eat yet because for the moment all I have eaten was homemade.
Everything is fine here, I’m so happy. Here are some pics of my first day.
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Speak soon !