England, July/August 2014
What did you like most about Sri Lanka?
Relaxed way of life.
What did you like least about Sri Lanka?
Tension in Muslim/Tamil area.
Roads and transport - mad bus drivers.
What is your opinion of your accommodation in Sri Lanka?
Some of high quality.
Some very novel - The Mudhouse [Puttalam].
Some not that good - Royal River Resort [Kitulgala].
Some exceptional food - manager's house [Hanthana House, Kandy] especially.
What is your opinion of your chauffeur guide in Sri Lanka?
OK - very informative, knowledgeable and very willing to point out sights of interest.
Sometimes worked to his agenda/timescale.
Slightly over opinionated about Buddhism and civil war.
Any other comments?
Tikalanka was superb - everything worked out exactly as scheduled - a massive thank you.
With the benefit of hindsight we might have stayed in less hotels and not travelled quite so much - roads and transport in Sri Lanka are quite tiring.
Some hotels need to be described more fully - journey to and quality of Royal River Resort [Kitulgala] not good although location stunning as described.
You must make much more of the temple near The Mudhouse [Puttalam] - superb!!
Sena [chauffeur guide] took us on some extra curricula visits - as we requested - but they were very expensive. He made his own mind up about what he thought we wanted without checking with us. We were sometimes placed in awkward situations e.g. elephant ride at Chaaya [Village, Habarana] very expensive, jewellery store at Kandy - intense pressure to buy.« All feedback