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Trip Report Tasting Sri Lanka

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Yay, we two fans of all things Asia are off on another trip !
I’m reporting in live from Gold Coast airport while awaiting a boarding call for our first flight. Transit time (door to door) is about 19 hours, (2 down, only 17 to go), what a grind. Our flights are with AirAsia via KLIA2 with a 3.5 hour layover, and arrival in CMB at 9.30 tomorrow morning. I hope we get some sleep.

We have 16 nights on the ground, split up like this :
Negombo 1 night
Anuradhapura 2 nights
Trincomalee 2 nights
Sigiriya 2 nights
Kandy 2 nights
Ella 2 nights
Galle 3 nights
Colombo 2 nights

Accommodation is booked in 5 of our 8 locations, the rest will happen one way or another ! The places that I have booked are small family run guesthouse/homestay types and mostly less than USD $50 per night.

We have a driver for 9 days found via a website srilankacaranddriverhire.com. It's a site that allows you to request a quote and receive responses from numerous candidates, mostly individual operators. The quote process gave me a chance to get a feel for the person, and make a decision based on their responses. So, I've chosen Dilee, and have been back and forthing with him, tweaking the plan and considering his many suggestions.

After that, I’ll arrange transport via our accommodation (fingers crossed).

As with our past few trips, I plan to post from the road for a warts 'n all take on what I'm told is a beautiful and friendly country. Suggestions are always welcome, so I hope you'll come along for the ride and chime in !

There's that call, it’s time to fly.
Aayu-bowan !

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