A few tips for when visiting Sri Lanka

Thinking of joining the Sri Lanka programme?  _SocialStarters consultant Daniah Shariff on the ground in Sri Lanka shares her tips in this latest blog post!

Sri Lanka is a beautiful country with so much to see and culture to absorb. I’ve been based in Colombo for about a month now and have done a bit of travelling over the weekends. There are a few things I’ve learned (sometimes the hard way) so I thought I would give any travellers the heads up!

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Sri Lanka is a beautiful country with so much to see and culture to absorb. I’ve been based in Colombo for about a month now and have done a bit of travelling over the weekends. There are a few things I’ve learned (sometimes the hard way) so I thought I would give any travellers the heads up!

1) Sri Lankans are very friendly people and will say hi to you when your outfit or skin tone screams ‘I’m a tourist’. They will also probably ask you where you’re from. I was a bit taken back by this when I first arrived as we Londoners consider speaking to strangers as cardinal sin. It all comes from a good place so don’t feel like they’re intruding – just smile and nod at least.

2) Take an umbrella with you regardless of what season you travel in. We arrived in what was said…

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