Kalpitya – Sri Lanka Escape 2019
Are you in love with kiteboarding and exotic destinations? Do you wish to escape the last throes of winter and travel to a place where you can put up a hammock under swaying palm trees? We put together a completely new destination – Sri Lanka! The only catch is that the wind whispering in the trees will give you itchy feet and you won’t be able to resist playing with the kite. Who can say no to endless gliding over a deliciously smooth lagoon? Definitely not us!
The island that looks like a tear dropped off the southern tip of India has long been at the crossroads of tradesmen and boasts a variety of different religions, for example Buddhism, Christianity, Islam and cricket, a colourful mix of Asian and English culture, numerous festivals, pristine beaches and lush jungle that is home to elephants and leopards. In 2009, a bitter civil war between the majority Sinhalese and the Tamil minority ended and the country opened its doors to exploring many untouched kiteboarding spots in the northeast. After devastation caused by tsunami in 2004, the tidal wave of travellers is returning to this country of swift smiles, spicy food and crazy driving on overcrowded roads. Hospitality of local people is proverbial and conversations with shopkeepers, fishermen and kids will light up our face with a smile long after we’ll return home.