I am 41 years and love traveling to different places and experiencing the different tastes, sites, smells and sounds which gives me a great source of peace and acceptance but also gives me a broader understanding of life and it's surroundings. It inspires me to be a better person and brings out the creative side of me. Having lived in Sri Lanka most of my life, i have had the opportunity to travel the whole island from my younger days due to my father having worked at 02 of the top companies in Sri Lanka (Unilever & British Ameican Tobacco). Having lived and worked in the United States for a little over a 6 years gave me the opportunity to travel to 42 of the 50 States. This included living 3 summers working in a cannery (Seward & Petersburg, Alaska) and barge (Bering Sea, Alaska) to get me through College. I loved the experience that i gained and think it defined most of my life. After returning back to Sri Lanka, i traveled to all part of the island which was accessible (North and East was out of bounds except parts of Trinco). After the war was over, i made use of every opportunity and traveled especally to the North and East in order to discover the undiscovered. In fact, I had the rare chance of working for the Ministry of Tourism on a project known as the 'Lesser Known Attractions' which had the objective of identifying and recording new sites and attractions after the completion of the war which is to be developed and promoted in the near future. There are hundreds of Cultural and Buddhist sites which are still not known to the public at large along with several others. However, they are mostly accessible only if you go to the area physically as the information is still not available on the internet or travel magazines. Security is no longer an issue irrespective of which part of the island. In fact, I truly believe that Sri Lanka is probably one of the safest countries to travel. That is as long as you are a genuine traveler and do not have any political agenda. Of lately, i am doing some budget travel on my own around the island in my car with my fishing rod, camera, lap top, phone and chargers. Also my pillow and blanket incase i can't find a basic clean place to crash. There are so many sites and attractions in Sri Lanka which you will not find on the internet or travel magazines. I wish to discover many as i can. Did you know that you could see elephants swimming from one island to another over a km in a hundred feet of water most parts of the year ? Did you know that you could catch your own fresh Wild Shrimp/Prawns from their natural habitat in the lagoon and have it cooked and eaten 5 feet from the water anytime of the year ? (You can eat by the killo and it will cost you only about US$ 2.50 per a fresh killo) Did you know that you could go catch your own Crab along with the local fisherman and give it to the kitchen for your style of preperation ? Did you know that you could live with the fisherman in their huts and go fishing with them in the lagoon in their traditional catamarans and experience their simple and basic life style which will be an unforgettable experience ? Did you know that you can stay on a tree house through the night with the farmers and watch how they keep the aggresive elephants from entering their fields to eat the crop ? The LIST goes on and i plan on adding as i go on. Follow me or join me on my next trip (if you do, you have to chip in for the petrol)...