A traveller’s guide to Sri Lankan etiquette

One of the most exciting things about long-haul travel is the culture shock that meets you alongside that warm breeze when you finally step off the plane. Being in a place where the customs and traditions are totally different to what you’re used to is often a freeing and refreshing sensation, but it does mean that you have to adjust your behaviour somewhat to ensure you don’t offend local people.

After an incredible trip to Sri Lanka this summer, here’s my advice on fitting in with the locals when exploring this stunning, verdant island.