Arrival – Sri Lanka

Colombo has a modern airport geared for tourists. When we arrive at Immigration I explained there were errors in the paperwork. The Visa I had ordered online had misspelled my name. Nervous that I would be unable to enter…and not able to return to India!! He looked at my passport …Cleared to Enter!!

Jetwing Sea Hotel– Negombo

We went through a rough couple of travel days and this resort feels like heaven. All the rooms face the beach with amazing sunset views. King size bed, huge bathroom, TV and free WiFi. We were happy to see beer in the fridge. This hits the spot!!!

Return Flight —Bypass India

Due to our Visa problem with India, we contacted our friend at home who works for Canadian Customs and Immigration. We were told we cannot enter India again. Our only solution was to re book our flight with Air Emirates to fly directly to Dubai and on to New York. Problem solved. We lost $1800.00 in airline penalties and hotel reservations. It took a whole day to get this sorted out. The good news is we can enjoy our time in Negombo.

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  1. My husband as a child lived in “Sri Lanka” for a short time (when it was Ceylon!). He remembers it still as the most beautiful place on earth. I would love to see that part of the world someday. Unlike my husband I have never even been to that continent! At least I get to travel with 100 Country Trek! Thank you for that!

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  2. Hi Anita, I just discovered your blog and am so glad to meet you. I can certainly feel your pain on visa issues and airline and hotel penalties. But the good news is that you’re in Sri Lanka and it’s a beautiful, friendly place. We were there a few years ago and really enjoyed our train ride to Ella, Dambulla Cave Temples, and Kandy. And of course the delicious string hoppers make for a unique meal. Enjoy your time. All the best, Terri

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      1. I just over 5 years ago. I was on a tour focused on Buddhism and yoga. Except I’m not spiritual wasn’t into yoga. 🙂 What a wonderful country. The last night of the main tour was in Negombo so we didn’t see much of it except the hotel.

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