Sri Lanka Everything You Need to Know: Watch and Read These Before Your Trip

Sri Lanka was without a doubt one of my favorite destinations in Asia.  With all of the legends I’d heard of surfing, elephant safaris, and ruins of ancient kingdoms, my desire to travel was very piqued. Unfortunately, this was all word of mouth from backpacking travelers and I’d heard little else positive in the media – despite the fact that Sri Lanka more positive than you could experience in a lifetime.  To fix that, read on to discover Sri Lanka, everything you need to know, and more.

Sri Lanka Everything You Need to Know: Watch and Read These Before Your Trip

Via my favorite travel TV shows (Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown and Departures) and a few other pieces of valuable Sri Lanka content, get stoked for your trip and learn just enough to hit the ground running in Sri Lanka

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STAY ENTERTAINED AND EXPERIENCE SRI LANKA BEFORE YOU GO

Get inspired before the trip and enhance your Sri Lanka travel by “experiencing” the history and culture before you go.  Of my entire checklist, these are the pre-trip entertainment bits I highly recommend.


DEPARTURES: SRI LANKA EPISODE

Episodes of the quirky, backpacker travel series “Departures” are freely available to watch on Youtube. Head over to YouTube to watch the Sri Lanka episode as Scott, Justin, and Andre wander backpacker style through Sri Lanka

Click to Watch the “Departures” Season 3 Episode on Sri Lanka free on Youtube

…or click play to watch below…


A Brother Abroad’s Own Article: Three Wheels and Three Weeks in the Garden of Eden

My 3 weeks on the 3 wheels was a fantastic adventure through Sri Lanka that I didn’t expect.  So much so that I had to share it.  In the Stories of Travel: Sri Lanka in 3 Weeks on 3 Wheels let’s you experience that as you get ready to  takeoff on your own adventure


ANTHONY BOURDAIN’S PARTS UNKNOWN: SRI LANKA EPISODE

 Travel legend Anthony Bourdain explores this country shortly after its civil war to embrace its culture and food.  Head to Amazon.com to stream the tv show

Sri Lanka Everything You Need to Know: Watch and Read These Before Your Trip

Click to watch Anthony Bourdain’s Sri Lanka Episode of Parts Unknown on Amazon.com


SRI LANKA WIKIPEDIA ARTICLE

As  dense and lackluster as this recommendation seems, Sri Lanka’s long and complex history combined with its misunderstood current events is worthwhile, to see Sri Lanka in its true light, and appreciate what made the country and what it is today

Read the Sri Lanka  Wikipedia article

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