Planning a trip to Sri Lanka? If you're one of the nearly two million tourists visiting Sri Lanka this year, you need this book. Told through the eyes of two travelers on their first trip to the country, this 19-day travel journal includes stories, tricks, photos, and 75 tips to help you plan and prepare for your holiday. Did you know that ATM cash machines are all over Sri Lanka, but many of them don't work with foreign cards? (And this despite the major card logos reassuring that they will.) While complexity and contradictions are part of the Sri Lankan experience, they can be extremely frustrating for the holiday traveler. Within these pages, you will find out how to avoid typical tourist traps, common mistakes, and how to take full advantage of hidden gems hiding in plain sight. From ancient temples to tea country, sandy beaches to safaris, learn how to better navigate the jungle paradise. Whether it's your first trip or a return visit, to make the most of your Sri Lanka holiday, start with this book.