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Sri Lanka Backpacking Starter Guide

These Sri Lanka backpacking tips will give you a quick and easy intro to where to go, what to eat, and what to do to have an extraordinary experience.

Costs of Traveling in Sri Lanka

Only read this post on the costs of traveling in Sri Lanka if you are a super budget backpacker with an irrational passion for spreadsheets.

Sri Lanka Day 14: Heading Home

June 17, 2014

Arriving at Colombo Fort at 4:45am, we were guided across the overpass to the other side of the street from the station, where a bus destined for the international airport was waiting. It took just over an hour and cost 200 rupees total for the two of us plus our bags.

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Sri Lanka Day 12: Chillin’ in Trinco

June 15


Today we decided to walk the five-or-so kilometers to town for a cheap breakfast. Well the walk took quite a lot longer than planned, with many, many detours around teams of fishermen hauling in their giant nets and even more stops from friendly strangers to have the oft-repeated Sri Lankan Special conversation (“Hello!”, “How are you?”, “Where are you from?”, “Where are you going?”, “How do you like Sri Lanka / Trinco?”, “What do you do in Canada?”, “I have relatives in Canada!”, “Goodbye!”).

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