When we visited Sri Lanka we didn’t have much of an idea what to expect when it came to the food but we soon discovered an array of amazing sweet and savoury dishes opened up to us… I actually left Sri Lanka after two weeks completely obsessed with Sri Lankan food and have been having some serious withdrawals since being back in the UK. Just writing this post is making my mouth water…
One of the best ways to be able to fund your travel abroad is to go on a working holiday. Getting a Working Holiday Visa will grant to entry to a country for a specific period of time and also give you the right to work legally. That means that you can earn the money you need to fund your travels while you’re there.
As you will have gathered from the title, this guide is written with my knowledge of having completed a working holiday in Australia so some of it, such as recommendations and costs, will be specific to the country. However the general advice can be applied for a working holiday pretty much anywhere or might even be useful if you’re about to move abroad for the first time.
The little town of Ella, deep in the heart of the hill country, was without a doubt my favourite place in Sri Lanka. Not only does it have the most amazing hiking opportunities and beautiful scenery but it was also the location of my favourite restaurant and hotel of our entire two-week trip. If I was going back to Sri Lanka this is the area I’d choose to spend my time in and hopefully this post will give you a little glimpse into why.
If you are planning a trip to Sri Lanka Sigiriya Rock is bound to be high on your itinerary… and rightly so! This UNESCO world heritage site is truly spectacular and one of the most iconic places in all of Sri Lanka. The good news is that although the climb to the top might look a little intimidating it’s actually not too bad and well worth what awaits you at the end! If you’re not yet convinced or a little hesitant then let me convince you…
Visiting the Ancient City of Polonnaruwa was high on my list of anticipated activities for our Sri Lanka trip, however the fact that we were advised we would be cycling around them was somewhat of a concern. When you think of Sri Lanka, bicycles are not exactly the first method of transport to spring to mind, and the thought of potentially navigating a road occupied by tuk-tuk drivers and other cars in a place where road safety is really not a big concern was somewhat alarming!
However I’m pleased to report that our fears were misguided and everyone else is right… the best way to see the ruins of Polonnaruwa really is the rent a bicycle and go for a leisurely cycle around them!