Traveling is a Drug, once you taste it you just can’t go back…
This is what Happened to me from 2016, I should thank my nephew for indulging me into this lovely drug.
I’m speaking about Solo Traveling. I know it throws in a million questions and queries. But, trust me you always find yourself when you travel alone.
Srilanka was just a thought leading up to my birthday week but a little good boy act got my proposal set by my parents who were anxious to let me run off but it wasn’t the first time I have done my Solo International Trip.
Srilanka was my perfect getaway since I badly wanted to spend my Birthday in a Forest. I have been doing so in India mostly in Bandipur Tiger Reserve, Karnataka. But, this time I had to see something new and far from India.
I did claim my magic ‘Online’ by meeting a perfect guy who was into wildlife photography just like me. He sent images and even made a brief plan and said come down and it will be a perfect time to spend Birthday.
Little did I know my mind was already into this and before I could think off the ‘Trust’ cards and ‘Safety’ I was done booking my flight and got my e-visa.
It was my Birthday week and about 1 day before I landed in Srilanka clueless. I mean it was only my 2nd International Trip and adding to it SOLO. I literary laughed my ass off thinking in my head that it was a happy dream only to feel it so real.
Managing to book a cab to my Hosts place I waited and then got a friendly cab guy who took me right to the spot. There I met my Host who had already become my best friend online ‘Chamara’. I must have done great things to receive the best food and service for someone who has met all of them for the first time.
Chamara & Me had already charted a plan and since he loved wildlife he was coming with me to ‘Wilpattu Forest’ one of the biggest forest in Srilanka. But, before that day I had a whole day wherein I took a Train Ride from Colombo to Kandy. I mean that is the best train Journey in the world so far.
It was surreal seeing a country that isn’t that posh compared to India but is slow majestic and religious. I was blown by the people and their smile.
Srilanka is really a nice place to go since safety is carried out by people, local cops and the Navy. Yea, if you already never knew Srilanka is water all sides so the Navy is top class.
The only down fall to it is that the country kinda winds down after 8 PM so you better stock up on the things you need. Otherwise, it’s like living back in the 80s and taking things slow and one at a time.
A beauty island country that is worth your travel once in your lifetime.