This was our second trip to Sri Lanka -- the first was in 1982. Back then it was a very peaceful, quiet island and the Tamil insurgency had not started yet. The following years however saw a brutal civil war that killed thousands.
Sri Lanka has now gone back to a very peaceful island again in spite of the Easter Sunday bombings earlier this year. It has plenty of things to see in terms of culture and history and has something for everyone. This trip, after 37 years, brought back memories of another time and another world. Sri Lanka has changed, as has the rest of the world, but the simplicity and friendliness of the people remains the same.