I arrived in Colombo from Hydrabad in Srilankan Airline . The journey was very quick as it took only an hour and half to reach. After arriving , I was expecting my tour dri ver to pick me up . I must say , since he wasn't there yet , the airport personnel approached me to ask if I was waiting for someone and connected me to the driver , it was quite impressive that people showed concern . Then there was my drive in 10 min . We headed towards Sigriya . Throughout the journey , I could see huge tries, lots of plantation , vegetation and fruits trees. I could easily guess that Sri Lanka is a land for organic fruits and veggies.
After a long span of working months, got a point where I wanted to escape my routine and just wanted to enjoy nature and live within nature. After a thorough research, Sri Lanka was that place which ticked all my needs for my next vacation.Started from Kuwait to Colombo, we kept very minimal time for Colombo as our priority was to explore country side of Sri Lanka. From Colombo, took a morning train to the beautiful and most visited hill station of Ella. You need to book tickets for this in advance, as this is the highlight of most of the travelers visiting Sri Lanka.
ColomboSadly, my journey had to end here But just before I could sulk, I made sure I go and chill at the Bentota Beach, one last time and then had the most amazing breakfast EVER and yes I ate for two!As I headed to the airport BUT before I did so, I went to the post-office in Bentota, which was 5mins walk from my hotel, mailed all the post-cards with love notes for my people. There is something so special about postal love. It may be out of fashion and no matter how obsolete the idea sounds, I still think it’s such a beautiful way to tell someone that you love them.Cut the mush, back to check-out and tuk-tuk ride to the airport and there I was, not ready to leave but in no condition to stay back. Hence, left my heart in Sri Lanka. Only to come back again.
During immigration I had kept all details and documentation ready, expecting the officer to grind me with questions and dare I say...Smoothest. Immigration. Ever. Not once was I stopped for having a beard.
Though the Airport is in Colombo I decided to leave very early for the airport. During the time of my visit, the airport was under renovation. The airlines had explicitly instructed to reach 5 hours before the time.