Sri Lanka Trip August 2018 2 weeks
We have just spent a fabulous 2 weeks in Sri Lanka and our driver Nuwan made that all possible. He helped us scale the mountains of Sigiriya and Pidurangala – the latter is a slightly tricky if very rewarding climb which Nuwan helped us negotiate when other drivers stayed in their cars. He guided us around Kaudulla National Park and was constantly showing his impressive knowledge of the flora and fauna. He guided us through tuk-tuk rides, steered us across rivers and told us all about the local food and fruits.
While we stayed at Pasekudah resort, Nuwan was always on hand for excursions such as Batticaloa, where we visited a very lively Hindu temple, and Pigeon Island with its fantastic snorkelling.
After Pasekudah, Nuwan took us to see fire-walking in Kandy and elephant-riding at the Millennium Elephant foundation in Pinnawala.
The above are just some of the highlights of a holiday where Nuwan made sure we were at front of a long queue of safari vehicles, negotiated our discounts in the local markets and told me where I could buy cheap beer.
Nuwan has been a great host, great company and a very professional driver. We will be sad to leave him at the airport and hope to see him again one day.
The Skinner Family.