Colombo - Post Report Question and Answers

If you move here, you can leave behind your:

Cold weather gear, bicycle. - Mar 2021

Winter coat. - Sep 2020

Preconceived ideas. Sri Lanka will surprise you. It's a combination of modern and ancient, friendly and guarded. It's changing rapidly. - Apr 2020

American expectations for getting things done efficiently. Things are very inefficient in Colombo. It's hard to see how things could be made so much easier and really see that they just don't care. Also, do not expect the "customer is always right" mentality. They care about the financial bottom line. If you have poor service or a bad experience you will readily receive an apology... but that is all. - Sep 2017

Desire for perfection, your impatience and your scratch-free vehicle. - Mar 2017

First world expectations, warm clothes. - Sep 2013

winter kit and DVD/CD collection. ( The latter costsless than $1 here.) - Sep 2012

Winter clothes. It's hot and humid year round, and Columbia Sportswear has a factory outlet in Nuwara Eliya where you can pick up a new down jacket at 50-70% off! - Dec 2011

Winter clothes and bicycle. - Feb 2010

Winter clothing and 110 volt appliances. Leave your bicycle at home unless it's a trail bike. I would NOT ride a bicycle or motorcycle in Sri Lanka. - Sep 2008

Warm clothes. - Feb 2008

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