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Sometimes It’s the Little Things: Our Review of Cinnamon Red, Colombo

Upon arrival in Sri Lanka and our first night in Colombo at the Cinnamon Red I realized that I had brought the wrong power adapter with me. I went to the front desk to ask for a loaner, promising that I’d return it the next morning at check-out.

“Keep it”, the friendly staff member said with a smile.

And with that, a single, kind gesture set the tone for our entire trip.

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Joyless: Our Review of Kalu’s Hideaway

Full disclosure: on this night of our 10-day trip through Sri Lanka we were originally booked to stay in The Jetwing Yala. Unfortunately Yala National Park was closed for all of September, so our tour operator re-routed us to Udawalale and a night here. The good news is that our travel dollars went a lot further; the bad news is that our stay wasn’t memorable in any discernible way.

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Don’t Book The Wrong One: Our Review of The Mountain Heavens, Ella

In the mountain town of Ella there are apparently two hotels called The Mountain Heavens; we know this because our driver initially took us to the wrong one. You’ll know you’re in the right place if you have to drive up a narrow, unpaved path from the main road—a path that, coincidentally, takes you right past the tracks of the train that may have brought you to Ella in the first place.

You’ll also know you’re in the right place if you wake up to a jaw-dropping view of everything but the ocean facing southward.

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