Magazine article Geographical

Elephant Complex: Travels in Sri Lanka

Magazine article Geographical

Elephant Complex: Travels in Sri Lanka

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ELEPHANT COMPLEX: Travels in Sri Lanka

by John Gimlette; Quercus Publishing; 25 [pounds sterling[ (hardback/eBook)

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According to local legend the distance from the island of Sri Lanka to paradise is just 40 miles, and despite many brutal conflicts, John Gimlette feels comfortable describing the small island as 'Paradise Damaged'.

Gimlette spent months travelling through the various regions of Sri Lanka, exploring its rich history, stunning landscape and vibrant cultures. The road is dotted with colourful characters--from politicians to old soldiers--who are able to guide him on his trip. It is quickly clear that Sri Lanka is a place where you could probably throw a stick and uncover something worth exploring: from ancient city ruins only rediscovered in the 1820s to colonial-era forts, Buddhist temples and tea plantations, and finally to painfully fresh battlegrounds in the country's north, where fighting was underway between government and Tamil Tiger forces as little as six years ago. …

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