Most people have heard of Lipton Tea. In the West, it is a household name. But do you know where it comes from and did you know that where it comes from is one of the most spectacular spots in Sri Lanka?
Did you know that turtles have belly buttons? It's true, but only for around 3 days. When they first hatch they have a belly button that slowly closes over the next 3 days.
On the Sri Lankan coast, about an hour and a half South of Colombo is Kosgoda. It seems the beaches of Kosgoda are a fantastic place to lay your eggs if you are a turtle.
In April 2019 Sri Lanka was subjected to a coordinated terrorist attack, during which three churches and three luxury hotels were the target of suicide bombers.
At that time, Sri Lanka was considered a tourist hot spot - it's a gorgeous travel destination and tourism was not only booming but growing.
After the bombings, or "the incident" as locals refer to it, tourism came to a halt.
With some customers cancelling their holidays to Sri Lanka and others concerned about their up coming trips, we (Nikki and Nicola) decided to take a visit ourselves to see what was going on, check if it was safe for our customers and take the opportunity to review our tours and hotels.
In October 2018,Vacations & Travel Magazine featured Travelbay and our Sri Lanka Private Tours - it seems they love Sri Lanka as much as we do. Below is a copy of the article they published ... enjoy :)
Sri Lanka is hot right now – literally and figuratively. Sri Lanka is warm year-round thanks to its location just a few degrees north of the equator. Not surprisingly, tourists and travellers have begun to discover this gem of a country. And it’s not just the weather that is drawing visitors in droves.