We are a family of 5 traveling on a tight budget. Here’s what we thought of the guesthouses we stayed at in Sri Lanka.
People seem to love Sri Lanka. Bloggers, travelers we meet, almost everyone. We, on the other hand, were not big fans.
For all of south and south east Asia our budget is 100 USD per day. In Sri Lanka this was not an easy budget to keep.
We finished our tour of Sri Lanka in Colombo. Many people who have visited Sri Lanka report hating the city, but I had a feeling we might like it. And I was right.
After dealing with the transportation hassles of crowded trains and buses and finding mostly overpriced guest rooms in Sri Lanka, we decided to hunker down on the beach in Mirissa (where we found a reasonably priced room with pretty good wifi) for the rest of our time on the island until we needed to return to Colombo.
We left Ella and made our way by bus to Tissamaharama, often called just Tissa, the gateway town to Yala and Bundalla National Parks.
Unlike most towns just outside national parks Tissa is not much of a tourist trap. Continue reading
We didn’t really do anything in Ella, yet it was one of our favorite places in Sri Lanka.
In fact, there is not that much to do in this little mountain town, and maybe, that is its appeal. We thought about doing some hiking in the nearby hills, but it rained everyday we were in Ella. Continue reading
We spent Christmas in Kandy, Sri Lanka. Kandy, pronounced like the sweet treat, is the second largest city in Sri Lanka, but feels more like a small town. Perhaps it is the lake in the center of the city that leads to its quaint feeling. Wandering on the path around the lake is downright peaceful (if you can ignore the noisy traffic on the road right next to the path).
You may think from my last post that I find Galle, Sri Lanka, to be a terrible town, but I do not.