Negombo is not a place to spend your vacation in Sri Lanka. It's just a rest-town after a long flight and will allow you to relax and adjust to the heat and people. Its beach side is relatively expensive and the town is flooded with tourists and local traps...
I wouldn't want you to feel the way I did as my initial enthusiasm for a trip, that I've been waiting for 2 years to happen, faded to an unknown somber feeling in my gut as I landed in Colombo's airport.
Buses linking the Amalfi coast cities are considered public transportation and cost as little as 2 euros per person, but that also means you could be stacked inside like anchovies in a tiny glass jar, enjoying the view and an extreme physical experience.
If you happen to spend a day in Cologne and are into beer, please do not miss the "Kölsch" cultural experience. There is a pleasure I get just because it comes in a 0.2 Lt. glass, also the waiter "Köbes" runs around with a tray full of fresh beer and replaces your empty glass instantaneously, he stops when you place the … Continue reading Die Kölsch!