Sri Lanka

Pear shaped island located at the South-Eastern tip of the Indian Peninsula. Home of tea that all Central Europeans know, abundantly growing at Highlands in plantations of pleasing shades of emerald green in winding hills and valleys. Those looking for surf and waves will be happy as well as those seeking the sun and equatorial climate. Warm sea with clear blue sea water at places, or in general with a mighty tide and strong or soft breeze. Historical towns with flamboyant temples and palaces, though often in ruins. A number of great national parks, with elephants, leopards, monkeys and plethora of birds. In bustling towns and villages full of people and road traffic it is easy to come across everything - delicious curry, kottu roti or specialized shops selling inland grown fruits and vegetables, spices, cooking pots or clothes including colourful sarees to everyday or designer dress. Friendly people, reliable though a bit time consuming transport be it bus or sometimes historical trains. Great place to escape winter grey and cold to enjoy warmth, sun, colours and holidays!

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Length of the day it is at the equator, so 12 hours all year around
Electric power+plugs Sri Lanka uses 230 V alternating at a 50 cycles per second (50 Hz), the plugs usually those with three large round pins in a triangular pattern. (the Electricity around the world web says it is D,G,M type link: World Standards).
Drives on the left
Internet TLD .lk
Calling code +94
Visited by K+P February/March 2013
Places visited Colombo, Hikkaduwa, Galle, Mirissa, Matara, Hambantota, Tissamaharama, Ella, Bandula, Dambulla, Habarana, Negombo, Yala National Park, Horton Plains National Park, Bundala National Park
Why to go? nature, sea, history, food, animal watching and holidays!