Sri Lanka over Christmas anyone?

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Subject: Sri Lanka over Christmas anyone?
From: "Ben Allen" <>
Date: Sat, 30 May 2009 23:37:23 +0800
I went birding in Sri Lanka Feb/March this year and it was just fantastic.  I 
would highly recommend it to anyone as a wonderful destination.

We went from Columbo to Dambulla, to Hunas Falls (near Kandy) area, to Nuwara 
Eliya, to Yala, to Udawaleya NP, to Singharaja Rain forest over about 16 days.

My personal favorite area was around Tissamaharama in the south west including 
Bundala NP, Yala NP, the Weerawila Wetland Reserve and Debrawewa Tank.   An 
absolutely wonderful area rich in birdlife and activity.

Security was never a problem for us although by Australian standards the roads 
were like a war zone and could be quite scary until you understood that the 
rules of the road were not those of the Traffic Act but rather of good manners 
and nearly everyone survives.  The ancient history every where was enlightening 
and despite the recent problems involving the Tamil Tigers, the overall 
impression for me was one of "laissez faire" & harmony between different 
religions and racial groups.

The trip was a great success and the destination is to be highly recommended.

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