Sri Lanka is a country steeped in rich history and tradition and an island immersed in spectacular natural landscapes. Once the playground of ancient civilizations, the country is today famed for endless sandy beaches, intricate ruins, explosive flavours and vividly lush vegetation. The small nation packs a mighty punch when it comes to travel with a myriad of charms only recently discovered, an impressive eight UNESCO heritage sites and the world’s oldest living human-planted tree in Anuradhapura; which is the tree under which Buddha is said to have found enlightenment.
As a volunteer in Sri Lanka, such a statement won’t surprise you after a short stay in the country, where there is little you won’t find yourself wondering at. The Sri Lankan way of life is honest and filled with humility and happiness. In fact, this is one of the reasons why the country is famed for having a great appreciation for the simple things in life; like nature or a classic cup of tea.