8.14.2013

wanderlust wednesday: sri lanka


Up until 2012,  the north and east parts of Sri Lanka were under the occupation of the Tamil Tigers, and off-limits to tourists. Traveling off the beaten path was ill-advised and virtually impossible because of tedious military check points. Photo

But the good news is that the country is  now free of the Tamil Tigers, and  tourism is being steadily encouraged.Photo
For now, the north and east coasts are undeveloped and their natural beauty unspoiled. If you go, it is not uncommon to find yourself the only tourist around, and the only person sitting on stretches of pristine beaches.  
All this underdeveloped and rugged  beauty means that it is probably not suitable yet for travelers wanting 5 star luxury resorts and an easy vacation...for the rest of us, it means perfection! Photo

16 comments :

  1. I am totally obsessed and fascinated by places that are "off limits" to tourism... Cool that this one is back on the list!

    Sarah @ Life As Always

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    1. I agree! The undiscovered gems are the best places!

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  2. Hi Guys - Just discovered your blog and it looks great!

    I'm heading to California for my honeymoon in October and wondered what your tips to see/do/eat would be?

    Cheers

    Maryam@softandcosy.com

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    1. Hi Maryam! Thanks for visiting the blog! I just had friends road trip the coast and they loved Carmel! Personally I love the Napa Valley reason (beyond the wine) it is a gorgeous place with amazing food! What part are you headed to?

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    1. Thanks Asia! Sri Lanka looks amazing!!

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    1. I know! It just looks stunning over there!

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  5. Ahhh, this sounds amazing! Pictures are gorgeous and I love that it's still a little off the beaten path.

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    1. I know right! It sounds like a gem!!

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  6. Wow, wow, wow! This looks incredible! How was Sri Lanka not on my radar before?... For some reason I imagined it totally differently. I need to get there asap :)

    xxx
    Jenna

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    1. I know I had no idea about it until I started researching it! Looks stunning!!

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  7. A friend of mine just got back from Sri Lanka - her pictures were great!

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    1. That is awesome! Did she just choose sri lanka for fun!?

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  8. Yes... Sri Lanka has been on my wish list for some time now... Can't wait to go there one day.

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  9. So excited to go there in December :) Will report back on how it was!!
    Kristina x

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