The best thing about writing for a travel blog like This World Rocks is that it allows me to virtually explore the world and check out some exotic locations that I’d never usually get the chance to visit.
The upcoming Shift Space visit to Sri Lanka looks like it’s going to provide the perfect opportunity to work and play, and although I’ll be keen to start the year optimized professionally, I couldn’t resist looking ahead to see what Sri Lanka’s got to offer in terms of attractions.
Out and about
As Sri Lanka is an island nation adrift in the beautiful Indian Ocean, hitting the beach is going to be number one on my list of things to do. What better way to unwind after a hard day’s remote-working than by heading to the Galle Face Green beach.
This is one of the largest open spaces in Columbo and looks to be a great place to do a bit of people-watching as it’s packed full of markets, fresh food stalls and there’ll be plenty of kids taking advantage of the ocean breezes to do a little kite flying.
The capital city of Colombo is a pleasing combination of ultra-modern skyscrapers and wonderfully ramshackle ruins. As well as an impressive cultural heritage of museums and temples, Colombo’s nightlife also looks to deliver a surprising array of opportunities, with Bally’s being Sri Lanka’s largest casino and the area around the Mount Lavinia hotel is populated with many highly-rated bars and restaurants.
As Sri Lanka is particularly well-poised for exploring the Indian Ocean, it’s important to realise that it’s relatively close to that far-flung wonderland of Australia. I spent a good deal of time traveling across this great nation, and it’s got a pleasing selection of luxury hotels if the wilds of Sri Lanka are getting to be too much for you.
Australia has many magnificent beaches that are perfect for a little surfing if you’re feeling adventurous or you could always sample the delights of the stereotypical Australian barbecue!
Should all of these activities have worn you out, you can still enjoy a little excitement whilst relaxing thanks to the online gaming revolution which means that you can find out more about Lucky Nugget Casino’s slots whilst lazing around in your hotel room or even whilst hitting the beach this Christmas!
Of course, you can still enjoy some fun slots gaming action whilst in Sri Lanka, but upon returning from a brief Australian excursion, I’ll be especially keen to visit one of Sri Lanka’s wonderfully atmospheric Buddhist temples.
In particular, the evocatively-named Temple of the Tooth is a stunning building in the middle of Kandy that allegedly houses a tooth of Buddha. Alongside the tranquil gardens and the traditional drum beatings, the temple looks to provide the perfect bit of balance to all of the stresses of 21st century life.
So if you’re looking for an exotic way to work through the day and then visit a temple, a beach or even a casino in the evening, check out Shift Space’s visit to Sri Lanka in 2016.