Next Stop: Sri Lanka!

RO: Check in-ul la Fly Dubai facut, bagajele-s gata, vizele-s luate, ghidul la loc de cinste, mormanele de hartii printate in bagaj, toata gradinita prezenta in aeroport (14 la numar!), cu surle si trambite plecam in Sri Lanka! Nu de alta, dar trebuie sa vedem si noi ce l-o fi fermecat asa de tare pe Marco Polo, de a numit el tarisoara asta din mijloc de ocean Indian cea mai frumoasa insula din lume. Ca or fi fost plajele frumoase din sud, Unawatuna, Hikkaduwa ori Bentota ori Mirissa, ca or fi fost condimentele, ca doar cui nu-i place scortisoara din Ceylon, peisajele frumoase din varf de Adam Peak, sau oamenii primitori si mancarea delicioasa? Nu stim, dar avem de gand sa mergem pe urmele lui si sa descoperim fiecare coltisor al Sri Lankai. Planuri marete, ca-n sase zile abia daca avem timp sa vedem un pic de sud si-un pic de centru. Ca stim cu totii buba aia mare a Sri Lankai, si-anume… drumurile. Dar zicem bogdaproste pentru noua autostrada din Colombo pana-n sud, ca altfel am fi stat o viata si jumatate ca s-ajungem in Unawatuna. Si dupa ce ne-om satura de plaje si palmieri si pescari cocotati in varf de picioroange, sigur ajungem si prin Kandy, si-apoi o fuga si pana la SigiriyaΒ ca parca ne-aminteste de Angkor Wat. Si-un pic pe laΒ Polonnaruwa, pe la plantatiile de ceai, o fuga la cascada la Ramboda si-un selfie cu trenurile albastre trecand peste podul cu noua arcade dintre Ella siΒ Domodara, de prin jurul Nuwarei Elya. Pai nu sunt drumurile cu trenul senzatia unei vacante in Sri Lanka? πŸ™‚Β Si de-o ramane un pic de timp, poate un sky-bar in Colombo si-o baie rece la NegomboΒ  (apropo, cica ON14Β ar fi cel mai cel roof-top bar din Colombo – sa ramana consemnat :D),Β Gata, shut down, incepe imbarcarea!

EN:Β Β Fly Dubai check in – done, luggage – done, visas – done, travel guide has an honoredΒ place in the bag, the hulk of printed papersΒ are already in the trolley, all the kindergarten is present in the airport (we’re 14!), we’re rolling out the red carpet and we’re going to Sri Lanka! Well, we really have to see what mesmerized Marco Polo so much about it, that he named this small country in the middle of the Indian ocean the most beautiful island in the world! Maybe it was the beautiful beaches in the south, Unawatuna, Hikkaduwa or Bentota or Mirissa, maybe it was the spices, as who doesn’t like the Ceylon cinnamon, the beautiful landscapes seen from Adam Peak, the hospitalityΒ of the people or the delicious food? We don’t know, but we’ll follow in hisΒ footsteps and we’ll discover every corner of Sri Lanka. Big plans, because six days are not enough to see more than a bit of south and a bit of center. Because we all know the biggest problem of Sri Lanka, and that’s… the roads. But we’re thankful for the new highway that connects Colombo with the southern part of the country, otherwise we would have spent a lifetime and a half to get to Unawatuna. And after we’ll have enough of beaches, palm trees and stilt fishermen, for sure we’ll get to Kandy, and then a short visit Sigiriya, as it reminds us of Angkor Wat. And then a bit of Polonnaruwa, the tea plantations, the Ramboda waterfall and a selfie taken with the blue trains passing by the nine arches bridge between Ella and Domodara, around Nuwara Elya. Well aren’t the train trip the highlight of a Sri Lankan holiday? πŸ™‚ And if we’ll have some more time, maybe a sky bar in Colombo and a cold bath at Negombo (by the way, they say ON14Β is the best roog top bar in Colombo – just for the record :D). Ok, we’re done, shut down, boarding is starting!

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