Sri Lanka Footprint Handbook
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|Format:||Hardback, 448 pages, 5th Revised edition Edition|
|Other Information: ||8 pages full-colour photographs and 8 pages full-colour maps|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 15 October 2011|
From the buzzing capital and foodie's paradise Colombo, to the many national wildlife parks and endless glorious beaches, this is the perfect companion for anyone wanting delve a little deeper into this fascinating and deeply traditional island. * Beautiful beaches, lush tea plantations and spectacular national parks, this book has it all * Stunning colour photos to inspire you plus full-colour maps to help you plan your trip * Includes carefully selected itineraries giving you advice on how to get the best out of your stay whether you're travelling for one week, two weeks or over three weeks * Provides extensive, thoroughly researched information which will help you plan your trip as well as advise you on the ground * The heart of the guide is broken down by region and covers - Colombo, West & Northwest, The South, Kandy and the Highlands, Ancient Cities, The East, Jaffna and the North * Each region has an overview map, local information on how to get around with transport and street maps where relevant, a short history of the region, thorough advice on what to see and do and a directory of key local information on banks, embassies, internet cafes, medical and services * Full-colour mini atlas which has maps of each region to help you get your bearings From the abundant wildlife and ancient ruins to the full moon festivities and honeymoon hideaways, Footprint's fully updated 5th edition will help you get to the heart of this incredible island.
Table of Contents
(1)Planning your trip (2) Essentials - Getting there, Getting around, Sleeping, Eating, Essentials A-Z (3) Colombo (4) West & Northwest (5) The South (6) Kandy and the Highlands (7) Ancient Cities (8) The East (9) Jaffna and the North
About the Author
When Sara Chare first travelled to Asia in 2007 she returned home with a backpack full of coloured cloth, beads and recipes. The delicately spiced meals are a rarity and the Khmer lessons never came to pass, but she'll make any excuse to re-visit the continent. Having recently returned from a mammoth trip of Australia exploring out-of-the-way Outback towns and more accessible tourist hot spots, she traded in her Akubra and camper for a sarong and as much curry as she could eat, and travelled Sri Lanka for Footprint. When she's not bartering with tuk-tuk drivers or slapping on the sunscreen she works in publishing and lives in the UK.
"We learnt more in 10 minutes than we had in days scrutinising tour operator websites and brochures, from other guidebooks and searches on-line, both in Spain and in the UK. It helped enormously with planning our itinerary but most emphatically came into its own once we arrived." -- David Gilmour
|Publisher: ||Footprint Travel Guides|
|Dimensions: ||18.0 x 12.0 x 2.0 centimeters (0.37 kg)|