Sri Lanka has almost got it all, beautiful beaches, great food, jungle wildlife, cool hill country and ancient cities & temples but something is not quite right. The controversial civil war "officially" over and the coastline still scared from the 2004 Tsunami activity (over 40k died) has brought more NGO activity than you shake a very long bamboo stick at. But as we cycled 1500km around & through the country in April there appeared to be limited cut through. Like the precious stones that Sri Lanka produces, if you know where to go & what you're looking for Sri Lanka can be a gem.
Photos by: Stephanie Vogel ~ Text by: Anthony White