(1)Planning your trip (2) Essentials - Getting there, Getting around, Sleeping, Eating, Essentials A-Z (3) Colombo (4) West & Northwest (5) The South (6) Kandy and the Highlands (7) Ancient Cities (8) The East (9) Jaffna and the North
When Sara Chare first travelled to Asia in 2007 she returned home with a backpack full of coloured cloth, beads and recipes. The delicately spiced meals are a rarity and the Khmer lessons never came to pass, but she'll make any excuse to re-visit the continent. Having recently returned from a mammoth trip of Australia exploring out-of-the-way Outback towns and more accessible tourist hot spots, she traded in her Akubra and camper for a sarong and as much curry as she could eat, and travelled Sri Lanka for Footprint. When she's not bartering with tuk-tuk drivers or slapping on the sunscreen she works in publishing and lives in the UK.
"We learnt more in 10 minutes than we had in days scrutinising tour operator websites and brochures, from other guidebooks and searches on-line, both in Spain and in the UK. It helped enormously with planning our itinerary but most emphatically came into its own once we arrived." -- David Gilmour