Recently returned from our 3rd trip to Sri Lanka which was every bit as enjoyable as our first two trips. We used to have the philosophy that the world is a big place with many places to explore and never to go back to the same place twice, that was before we had experienced Sri Lanka. We have been to many countries but theres nowhere quite like Sri Lanka not only for the diversity of its flora, fauna, wildlife, food etc but for the warm welcome and smiles you get wherever you go on the island.
I would just like to thank all you DE's who helped us plan our recent trip with special thanks to Rod B for his patience when helping us with our itinerary and to Dave (Travellerguy) who recommended a fabulous guide and driver to us who turned out to be a real gem. There was no need to pay for extra guiding on our travels as, no matter where we went or what questions we threw at him, he was able to give us all the answers. His knowledge of his island is extensive, we were even invited to his house after our trip. He lives in the Kalutara area; if anyone would like his details just send me a private message. I can thoroughly recommend him.
Anyone considering going to Sri Lanka but a little unsure, as we were on our first visit, especially as the island has had its troubles in its recent past, just go for it - you will not be disappointed. Do not hesitate taking the advise of the DE's (they know what they are talking about)
Thanks again DE's and to our great guide and driver (I'm sure you will read this eventually) Hope to visit again soon.