Seven months ago I committed to a 2-week trip to Sri Lanka , in two weeks I leave for said trip. What makes this trip particularity special is that I’m traveling with Haley, Emily and Renee- a group of girls I’ve known since I was 12 years old. We’ve survived junior high, high school, college, divorce, breakups, and growing up in a small town with not much to do. One of us is a brilliant Financial Analyst; the other a brilliant Marine Biologist; another has been married for a ridiculously long time considering our age but has managed to build a beautiful partnership and raising a v cool kid which is inspiring. We are all different but the value we add to one another lives make us better women, better friends, just better individuals. Luf dem.
April 11 – Arrive in Colombo, Sri Lanka, travel to Nuwara Eliya. Making a stop in Kandy to buy Sari’s for the ladies and take a break from driving!
April 12 – Relax in Nuwara Eliya, Tea estate tour (Chats’ home town, visit family + Akki hosts dinner)
April 13 – Visit Haggala Botanical Gardens in Hatton (Nuwara Eliya)
In evening have Sri Lankan New Years Celebrations
April 14 – Visit “World’s End” in Nuwara Eliya
April 15 -Visit Kandy (via Train possibly) – explore Kandy
April 16 – Visit Kandy’s Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (!!!)
April 17 – Day before Wedding Ceremony day, relax at hotel – visit Temple of the Tooth (Dalada Maligawa). Go to bed early!
April 18 – Wedding Ceremony Day!!! Wake up super duper early. Ceremony starts @10am. Held at the Grand Kandyan Hotel
Photo session with Elephant after wedding smile emoticon
April 19 – Travel to Dambulla – ride Elephants all around
April 20 – Visit Sigiriya, then travel towards Unawatuna Beach town
April 21 – Hang in Unawatuna, relax at beach, snorkel, etc
April 22 – More beach hangs, possibly Hikkaduwa
April 23 – Drive towards Colombo and depart from Colombo (CMB).
gum wall vibes with a bestie, bitch.