Nursing a brutal hangover and feeling rough as ever, we scampered out of bed lest we missed our train back to Colombo. Frazzled and peevish from the night before, all three of us were dreading the long ride back to Colombo, that too on a local train. So imagine our surprise when we didn't experience absolute chaos synonymous with local rides back home. With the compartment all to ourselves, we lay sprawled, soaking in the beauty around us as we chugged our way to Colombo.
Time on the road: 2 hours 9 minutes
Top experiences: Colombo is a shopper's paradise – from swanky malls to quaint little boutique shops, wholesale markets to little handicraft stores selling locally made artefacts at reasonable rates. (Check out Liberty Plaza, Majestic City and Odel); nature lovers should head to Viharamahadevi Park, the biggest park in Colombo; go to Galle Face Green or a popular seaside promenade lined with food vendors; for all the foodies out there, a trip to Colombo is incomplete without a visit to Ministry of Crab, one of the most recognised seafood restaurants in the world.
Where to stay: The Ocean Colombo and Cinnamon Red Colombo
I hope this article helped inspire you to travel more extensively, because it is undoubtedly the best way to grow, learn and make some pretty sweet memories. So what are you waiting for? Rope in your funnest girlfriends and make it a point to actually go on that much-planned but never executed international vacation. I promise, you won't regret it.
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