DRIVE TIME IN SRI LANKA

Sunday Herald Sun - Escape - - YOUR VIEW -

Head­ing to Sri Lanka? New to over­seas travel? You can or­gan­ise a driver through your first stop ac­com­mo­da­tion be­fore you ar­rive in the coun­try. All ac­com­mo­da­tion providers will help you out here via email and the driver will be wait­ing for you at the air­port. In com­par­i­son to Aus­tralia, it’s re­ally cheap and other op­tions on ar­rival can be pretty over­whelm­ing.

Best of all, nine times out of 10 your driver will be more than happy to be­come your driver for the whole trip. We ended up us­ing the one driver who drove us to all sides of the coun­try. Don’t for­get to give your driver a tip. JENNA MA­HER

LAVEN­DER FIELDS FOR­EVER

Avoid the ex­pen­sive, tourist-tram­pled laven­der fields of France. Hun­gary is where you’ll find your­self in a mag­i­cal world of pur­ple haze – without the side-ef­fects. Treat your soul by vis­it­ing Lake Bala­ton between June to Au­gust for a dose of amaz­ing scenery, friendly lo­cal at­mos­phere, and every­thing laven­der in full bloom (that in­cludes tasty laven­der honey!).

This is a sum­mer must. RAY­MOND SER­AFIN

SAY CHEESE

I would like to let trav­ellers know that Of­fice­works is great for visa pho­tos. You can just walk in with no ap­point­ment needed and they have a pro­gram that tells staff what size your visa photo needs to be for the coun­try you are vis­it­ing. It takes about 15 min­utes and costs about $15 for four pho­tos. We find it very con­ve­nient and

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