08 Jan '12, 9pm

3 off-the-beaten path travel destinations for 2012 | MNN - Mother ...: Sri Lanka, Kathmandu and Valparaiso, Chil...

3 off-the-beaten path travel destinations for 2012 | MNN - Mother ...: Sri Lanka, Kathmandu and Valparaiso, Chil...

(known as Ceylon until 1972), an island located off the coast of India, was embroiled in a bloody civil war for so long that many travellers forgot it was even there. But it has been peaceful for three years now, and the country is experiencing a real increase in those who had stayed away. According to the NYTimes , "Since securing victory over the Tamil Tigers in 2009...President Mahinda Rajapaksa has applied his still strong arm to beautifying Colombo’s streets...Sri Lankan fashion designers and artists have followed, many returning from abroad, while boutique hotels, like the 10-room Tintagel, and chic restaurants and cafes, like Coco Veranda...breathe new life into old haunts." Reknown for its crescent-shaped beaches, super-relaxed vibe, verdant forests and abundant wildlife (not to mention amazing, fresh cuisine), I'm putting Sri Lanka on my list of dream destinations...

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World Travel Awards 2012

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