Lonely Planet Sri Lanka (Country Guide)

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9781740599757: Lonely Planet Sri Lanka (Country Guide)

Marco Polo thought Sri Lanka was the finest island of its size in all the world – and we agree. Explore the majestic ancient cities of Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and Sigiriya. Stretch out on secluded palm-fringed beaches. Follow the glowing strings of lights on the pilgrim trail up Adam’s Peak. Ride through hillside tea plantations in a rattling train. This guide gives you the inside information on Sri Lanka’s richest experiences.

Get The Lowdown – our dedicated Snapshot, Culture and History chapters are your ticket to understanding local life.

Go On Safari – get up close to Sri Lanka’s birds, elephants and leopards: our detailed national parks information shows you how.

Don't Just Lie There – we tempt you off the beach with Sri Lanka’s best diving, hiking and surfing.

Know Your Kitul From Your Kiri Bath – our Food & Drink chapter will help you gobble your way through the island’s celebrated cuisine.

Find Your Way – easy-to-read maps show you where to go.

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About the Author:

Joe Cummings was born in New Orleans, and raised in California, France and Washington DC. In high school he developed a taste for rock guitar and subversive politics, playing in a succession of garage bands while publishing an underground newspaper. After he graduated from college, the Peace Corps granted his request to be posted to Thailand, where he served as an English lecturer at King Mongkut's Institute of Technology in Bang Mot, Thonburi. He later earned a master's degree in South Asian Civilization from the University of California at Berkeley, and was a scholar in residence at the East-West Center in Hawaii.      His Thailand guide for Lonely Planet was the first guidebook to that country written in English since 1928. An instant success, it remains one of the bestselling guidebooks ever published. He has authored over 45 other books, including coffeetable books, phrasebooks and travelogues.      Joe has twice been honored with the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Gold Award and is also a recipient of Mexico's Pluma de Plata (Silver Quill) for outstanding foreign journalism on Mexico. He never gave up the guitar, and continues to jam regularly at clubs in Thailand, where he makes his home.

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