Accidental tourist in Sri Lanka

Accidental tourist in Sri Lanka
Tourist posters don't convey the struggle in live in Sri Lanka's worsening economy. (Image: Getty)
Chamanthie Sinhalage-Fonseka
In November, my husband and I boarded a plane from Auckland to Colombo, unsure of what to expect after almost half a decade away.Our last trip to Sri Lanka was in April 2018, to get married on the lawns of a bungalow in the Kandyan highlands, surrounded by mango trees and lush tea plantations. Afterwards, 23 of our New Zealand friends joined us for a week-long tour of the country.For seven days, we explored the hill country, plucked tea leaves, tramped up a mountain, spotted monkeys in the wild, took the world’s most scenic train rid...

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