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on 19 August 2014
There aren't a huge number of guides to Sri Lanka and this one had pictures which swung it. Its a good basic guide however despite being updated in 2014 it feels as though as the writer is still living in colonial Sri Lanka and a bit out of touch with the modern country, For example advising ladies to pack a cocktail dress in case of a last minute invite to a cocktail party and suggesting men could "have a safari suit made locally" for such an occasion. I don't usually like Lonely Planet guides but on this occasion Lonely PLanet was far more comprehensive and relevant
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on 13 May 2014
Royston Ellis lives in the country and explains the cultural traditions, festivals and etiquette which so often baffle a visitor. He urges the reader to absorb the sway and gentleness of Sri Lankan life and to listen to their stories without comparing their way of life to the one left behind at home. A non Sri Lankan is always regarded as a foreigner, even one who has lived in the country as long as Royston himself, and will be welcomed by friendly people renowned for their hospitality. Royston Ellis has a reputation for honest and accurate information which he sources personally. As a frequent visitor to Sri Lanka, I would recommend this travel guide to keep up to date with the many changes taking place in this rapidly developing country.
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on 11 May 2014
This is travel writing, not a travel guide. Mildly interesting if you are interested in 20+ years of experience, but of very little use to plan your own trip.

Specific examples include writing more about one hotel in Ella than things to do once there, my personal favourite about how the author saw an elephant on the side of the road when travelling to Trinco, and a paragraph on receiving a random person's recommendation for a day's activity from ten years ago.
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on 29 May 2014
After always buying LP books I thought I'd try something else. Great read full of interesting facts and Mr Ellis lives on Sri Lanka so knows his onions. Well that's what I'm led to believe. The proof will be when I visit the Island
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