Some terrific posts on Sri Lanka, including a report on our “stunning” south- and east-coast beaches, are highlights of the blog written by a young round-the-world London couple.

Signing in only as “Chris and Laura … a married couple who are taking a year out of our everyday lives to travel to the Pacific, Asia, Europe, Central and South America”, they made the most of their 18 days here.

Their circular itinerary began in the hill country, including Horton Plains, Nuwara Eliya and Udawalawe National Park, with the finale being some of the southern beaches.

“The beaches in this area are stunning, and some of the best we’ve seen in the world… due to the time of the year the waves are almost ferocious relentlessly pounding the beach and it is not safe to swim in the sea. But they were awesome to watch…

“We found the most scenic beach in Tangalle was Goyambokka as it was in a pretty bay with some well placed photogenic rocks. We also visited Medaketiya Beach, but the bay here was longer and in our opinion not as scenic.”

They also loved Udawalawe, “the first safari experience for both of us and was absolutely one of the highlights of our trip to Sri Lanka.

“The driver had full respect for the animals and cut the engine as soon as he got close. The elephants were not bothered by our presence and they went about their business (mostly eating grass) as if we were not there.”

It’s great to hear that Chris and Laura has such an enjoyable visit to Sri Lanka, and you can read all about their adventures here.


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