Pretty much all of the “hot country” lists out there for 2017 include three countries: Cuba, Iceland and Sri Lanka. I was surprised by the last of the three but have always been intrigued. The closest I’ve ever been to Sri Lanka is 35,000 feet from it when Natalie and I flew over the island nation on our flight from India to the Maldives a few years ago. The country is “hot” because the decades-long civil war is over, it’s lush and beautiful, there are new hotels, it’s inexpensive, and a lot of investment money is being pumped in. The tourism board has also started to proactively go after travel bloggers. If Sri Lanka is on your list, you should check out the Sri Lanka guidebooks listed below. If it’s not, you should consider visiting. I know I will!
- Sri Lanka Travel Guide: 101 Coolest Things to Do in Sri Lanka ($7.99)
- Lonely Planet Sri Lanka ($16.66)
- DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Sri Lanka ($25)
- Elephant Complex: Travels in Sri Lanka ($17)
- Top 12 Places to Visit in Sri Lanka (free for Kindle)
- The Rough Guide to Sri Lanka ($16.32)
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