WHEN TO GO: October - March AIRPORT: Colombo ACCOMMODATION: See our recommended guide overleaf. LANGUAGE: Sinhalese and Tamil are the two official languages of Sri Lanka. Pretty much everyone speaks English too. CURRENCY: Sri Lankan Rupee RUBBER: None - boardies, bikinis and rashies.
WATCH OUT FOR: The roads are insane, buses race each other to be the first to passenger stops. Be careful anywhere near them. Always haggle for best prices, it's expected.
AFTER DARK: Some great restaurants and cafes in all areas with all sorts of food. Seafood is great here. Lots of street food is really good quality. Try the rotis - filled flatbreads. Great and cheap.