Final thoughts

Monday February 10, 2014

We really loved cycling Sri Lanka. The island has to offer a lot of nature, we saw a lot of animals and we met wonderful people. It´s easy to find a stay for the night, there are plenty of guesthouses, most of the roads are in very good condition and not to forget the food is always fresh and tastes delicious.

If you should need any help, there´s always someone kind and polite who will lend you a helping hand and help you out. People are relaxed and with there friendly smiles create a peaceful atmosphere all over the country.

Maybe as a cyclist, you should avoid the big main roads, as there´s a lot of traffic, and the permanent blowing of the horns can get bothering.
It´s good to know the rainy seasons for the regions you want to cycle as they differ from coast to coast. So make sure you will have nice and sunny weather. If you go to the mountains, don´t forget to take a warm jacket with you, for the evenings and nights can be quite cold.
Anyway: Touring Sri Lanka is highly recommended!!!!

Negombo: Packing the bikes and relaxing at the pool

Man at work

Sunday February 9, 2014

Unfortunately our last day in Sri Lanka, slowly we are preparing to go home. We packed the bikes and then relaxed a last time at the pool. Incredible that we are back in the cold in about 24 hours while you try to avoid sunburn here.
One last rice and curry dinner today and at 1 o´clock in the night we´ll take off for good old Germany!!

Packing the bikes
Packing the bikes
Man at work
Man at work
Well done
Well done
After work
After work
Superior relaxation
Superior relaxation

Kurunegala-Negombo: Our last day cycling

New road to Negombo

Wednesday February 5, 2014, 78 km (48 miles) – Total so far: 1,758 km (1,092 miles)

Our last day of cycling began at 7 o´clock in the morning. First we had to make back the kms from our guest house to the city of Kurunegala. The usual traffic of school transport, but not too bad. At the junction to Negombo road we did a small breakfast break with some vegetable egg/chili-paste pastries.

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