Sri Lanka Safe? Cool?
Replies: 28 - Last Post: Mar 14, 2012 8:46 AM Last Post By: TaminWonderland
Feb 1, 2012 2:15 AM
15Sri Lanka is wonderful ! We met single female travelers they looked happy and had no complaints that said the usual precautions should be heeded male or female.
Feb 2, 2012 2:38 AM
17I came back from Sri Lanka yesterday and found it an incredible country to travel! I went with my girlfriend and didn’t feel uncomfortable for her at any time On the beach in India we had 20 local males with the mental age of 10 year olds perving around my GF taking pictures every 2 minutes!! In SL its quite the reverse! We saw many white girls trying there luck with local men!
Regarding Malaria, apparently there is only a small risk. We just took 50% DEET and apart from a few bites (touch wood) no probs!
Tangalle or Mirissa are a definite for you!!
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Feb 2, 2012 5:20 PM
Feb 3, 2012 12:08 AM
19The government says that malaria is no more in SL. You would be very unlucky indeed to get that, don't worry about it.
Dengue and Chikungunia are common. They do come from mozzies that bite in the day and have stripey legs (you can actually see them) but don't wait to see them, use DEET or Repel which the Centers for Disease Control has said is good for two hours with no DEET. The local repellent smells nice, is natural and doesn't work very well.
70% of Sri Lankans have Filaria and it does not effect them very much mostly. I know this because my doctor told me when he said that I have Filaria. It effects foreigners much more and more often. It is easily treated, but once you go home it is difficult to get anyone to recognize it. Especially because you may not get symptoms for years and the symptoms are not that clear.
Feb 3, 2012 12:49 AM
20Thanks so much. Will check out Marissa and Welligama. Sound good.
Happy trails, Bangkok
Feb 3, 2012 12:53 AM
21These bug things do scare me. Are they worse by the sea, in town, or most apt to get you during certain hours? A friend got dengue in Thailand....the hemoraging type. Not nice. I suppose Deet would keep them away...
Feb 3, 2012 3:14 AM
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Feb 7, 2012 11:44 PM
26#28 - don't post misleading information as far as health for visitors goes. Everyone on this forum has pointed out that there ARE health risks, even though they are perhaps negligible; it's irresponsible of you to claim that there is no malaria or dengue.
And whilst we're at carping criticism, do you HAVE to publicise your travel business via the link in every post? This is supposed to be a non-commercial site - please remember that or you'll be banned from posting.
Feb 8, 2012 6:09 PM
Mar 14, 2012 8:46 AM
I have just read the message thread about you going to Sri Lanka and I was wondering if you went and if so how was it?
I am a single woman living in Doha and I am thinking seriously of going by myself. It is the first time I am doing this and I am a bit worried about it.
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