Throughout the years, Sri Lanka has been known by many names, but the one that perhaps describes it best is the old Persian name, Serendib, meaning ‘serendipity’. In just 2009 Sri Lanka saw the end of a brutal 26 year long civil war. The entire nation breathed a sigh of relief, and finally, this beautiful teardrop shaped island opened up to the rest of the world once again. Since then, the entire country has been in a constant state of growth. The skyline of Colombo, Sri Lanka’s capital city, is shooting skyward as rapid developments take root, one after another. The bustling streets of Kandy and Anuradhapura are quickly filling with tourists. But outside of the urban meccas, Sri Lanka’s tangled green jungle, rolling hills, and surf-washed shores draw a different kind of traveler. Extreme nomads with a burn for outdoor adventure have long known Sri Lanka’s real charm isn’t something you’ll find in the city. You’ll find it in the butter flat lagoons, strong wind, and barreling surf. You’ll find it in the desolate islands, the hidden waterfalls, and the mysterious mountain temples. Surrounded by hundreds of kilometers of coral reef, and inland, covered in winding rivers and…
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