I decided to take a trip with my mother to Srilanka as a way to connect with her again. To those of you who don’t know where Srilanka is, it’s a small but significant tropical Island off the southern tip of India.
Customarily, I book the flight & hotel and explore the whereabouts once I get to the final destination. I do not prefer it to be pre-planned. As I wanted the trip to be perfect, decided to book a tour package from Bangalore (India) to Srilanka, which I was able to customize as per my whims (okay, not whims but close)!
Although Srilanka is a multi-religious country, Buddhist comprise 70% of the population. I’ve always been intrigued by Buddhism and having the chance to explore insights from the Sinhalese perspective is stimulating. Sinhala and Tamil are the official languages of Srilanka, and my mother could speak one of it, Tamil. Phew! Knowing that put me in comfort.