Ranking in Lonely Planet’s hot list, Sri Lanka is the place to visit in 2019. Just make sure you give yourself more than one week as it is just not enough time.
Touching down in the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo at nearly midnight, I was frustrated to lose day one of just seven in Sri Lanka due to a delayed flight and system outage at immigration. I was determined to make up for time and squeeze seven days into six.
I had mapped out a snapshot road trip of Sri Lanka that would take a slightly different route to the norm. Unfortunately, my time restrictions meant I missed the experience of local trains and buses and instead hit the streets of Colombo to find myself a driver willing to go the distance. A quick negotiation later and I was on my way out of the capital with Sansuka, my driver.