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  1. Derek Freal
    July 5, 2013

    Yeah, I’m definitely glad to be a solo male traveler and not a solo female traveler…it’s such a shame the shit you all have to put up with sometimes 🙁
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  2. Jennifer
    July 7, 2013

    That’s a bummer to hear! We flew through Colombo on our way to the Maldives in November and just flying over Sri Lanka made us want to visit. Did you find the rest of the country okay? I’d be traveling with my husband, so maybe have less of the issues you had?
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  3. paradise
    July 7, 2013

    The safari at Yala was amazing, and the scenic train ride through the tea plantations. But, as a whole, Sri Lanka was my least favorite place I’ve ever been. Very expensive and not worth what you paid for hotel rooms, food, etc.
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  4. Mary @ Green Global Travel
    August 8, 2014

    Although it was hectic, I’m glad it wasn’t all a bad experience and that you were able to find some peace in the parks and got a few pretty shots of Colombo! Thanks for sharing your time there!
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    • paradise
      August 8, 2014

      Yes, the parks were absolutely amazing! Seeing elephants in their natural habitat was amazing, although I’m devastated that they built an airport so close too the parks.

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  5. Shanelka
    January 25, 2016

    As a Sri Lankan myself I would like to apologize to each and everyone who was scammed by the unethical tuk tuk drivers. It is a common fact that these people try to scam anyone who looks non Sri-Lankan. However, please do not judge the rest of the 20 million people based on your experince in the most busiest city in Sri Lanka.

    Corruption has always been the number one factor for the downhill of our economy. But we should also keep in mind that $1 equals about RS140 which is enough to get a bottle of water in Sri Lanka. The minimum hourly wage in the USA is what about 30% of the population earn in one day.

    Nevertheless, as much as I am disgusted by your experince in Colombo, this is a country with a massive history and beautiful beaches and landscape.

    If you know people who are planning a visit to my beautiful country, advice them to carry pepper spray or guide them on how to avoid nasty tuk tuk drivers. Since tourism is one of our main sources of income do not discourage anyone to not visit my motherland. We are a country that is rebuilding after a 30 year long war.

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    • paradise
      January 26, 2016

      They do need to realize, though, that they do represent your country and people will form their impressions based on them. I also will base my impression on all the men there who showed no respect to me while there, the hotel owner who thought it was OK to put his hands down my shirt, and the man who thought it was OK to flash me. It’s not a place I can recommend for a single woman. It’s really too bad.

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