Sri Lanka - Pearl of the Indian Ocean January 28th 2007 Sri Lanka - Pearl of the Indian Ocean
Just half the size of England, and hanging almost as an afterthought off the south-eastern tip of India, Sri Lanka is an island full of geographic, religious and cultural contrasts, a country with a documented and rich history stretching back over two millennia. Its location on the oceanic trade routes ensured that Sri Lanka was known to the an ... read more
Asia » Sri Lanka The Sinhalese arrived in Sri Lanka late in the 6th century B.C., probably from northern India. Buddhism was introduced beginning in about the mid-third century B.C., and a great civilization developed at the cities of Anuradhapura (kingdom from circa... ... read more
After I quit the sycophantic world of corporate life in 1997 and began to live life for myself, I started to travel to locations that I had harboured ambitions to visit.
Unfortunately, it wasn't until about five or six years ago that I started to keep a journal of these travels -- initially for my own reference, and later to share with friends with common interests.
These friends have been encouraging me for years to put these journals on the web for a wider audience of fellow-travelers, so the plan over the coming months is to do just that.
I hope that my scribb... full info