Sri Lanka is an amazing country to go to on holiday.
Bring plenty of mosquito repellent. The local options are not great
Don’t exchange all your money at the airport. Bring cash and cards.
Using a credit card is advisable because most drivers don’t have enough change
Insist on using the meter or .. Negotiate the price before you get in if there seems to be no other option.
Use your right hand whenever you interact with people with one hand.
Fried food and fresh fruits are the safest to eat.
Try Ceylon tea without any milk and sugar so that you can taste it.
People will stop and look at you, if you look interesting or if what you are doing is interesting. Embrace the attention or ignore it completely.
Please be cautious when interacting with wild and stray animals.
Carry hand sanitiser and wipes at all times.
Bring sunscreen. You can wear tank tops, shirts, t-shirts, shorts, high-heels, and flip-flops. But be sensible.
Expect to pay higher entrance fees, hotel fees etc. as a tourist.
every religion, every full moon
Two monsoons to be aware of and it's hot even when it rains
Check if your current plan includes cheap data roaming in Sri Lanka, if not get a sim at the Airport.