I went to Sri Lanka from February 11 to 15 with my younger sister.
We stayed in Jetwing Ayurveda Pavilions located opposite Negombo beach.
It took about 10 hours to fly from Japan to Sri Lanka, so I saw four movies while in transit: “Joker”, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”, and “The Notebook”.
On our first day in Sri Lanka, I woke up at 6 a.m. and took a yoga lesson for one hour. After that, I ate vegan food which doesn’t contain meat and fish, only vegetables, fruits and beans. So, I lost two kilograms during our stay there.
After that, I got an Ayurveda treatment for two hours. It was so strong and painful, but effective.
I was free in the afternoon, so I relaxed by taking a nap and reading a book. In the evening, I had my fortune told. The Ayurveda doctor was also a horoscope teller. My sister was listening so hard and writing a lot of notes.
On the second day, I took a yoga lesson, ate vegan food and got another treatment. In the afternoon, I went swimming at Jetwing beach. It is on the Indian Ocean, which is such a wide and beautiful blue ocean. In the evening, I learned Ayurveda history. It has a history of over 5000 years! The aims of Ayurveda is to promote the health of healthy persons and to cure the diseases of unhealthy persons. The Ayurvedic fundamentals are “Vata (Air)”, “Pitta (Fire)”, and “Kapha (Fluid)”. By the way, I was diagnosed as a “pitta” type. A pitta type, for example, has a delicate and slender body frame, strong appetite, and quickly comprehends situations. On this trip, I was prescribed the right medicine. Thanks to the medicine, my body got very well.
On the last day, I once again took a yoga lesson, ate vegan food and got treatment in the morning. After that, I went shopping to buy souvenirs. Prices were very cheap and I bought a lot of souvenirs. I was able to drink the famous tea Dilmah at home. It was so sweet and delicious!
Sri Lanka has eight World Heritage Sites: the Ancient City of Sigiriya, the Dambulla Cave Temple, the Temple of the Tooth, the Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications, the Sacred City of Anuradhapura, the Ancient City of Polonnaruwa, the Sinharaja Forest Reserve, and the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka. I couldn’t go anywhere this time, though, so I’d like to see them next time.