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A new country to discover

Due to my total excitement about our water villa in the Maldives, I completely glossed over the other half of our honeymoon, which I am also really excited about.

I love discovering new countries and since we always knew that a full two weeks in the Maldives would get a bit boring for us {not to mention way out of our budget}, we are spending the first week doing Kuoni's Ceylon Tour around Sri Lanka. We have customised it slightly so that we are only having seven nights before flying to the Maldives.

We are staying the first night at the Mount Lavinia Hotel in Mount Lavinia; followed by two nights at the Cinnamon Lodge in Habarana; two nights at the Chaaya Citadel in Kandy; one night at the Tea Factory in Nuwara Eliya before the final night back at the Mount Lavinia. During the week we will get to visit loads of the major sights in Sri Lanka which is exactly what we wanted since we are only there for a short time and want to make the most of it. We will have plenty opportunities to relax in the Maldives!

L-R: Mount Lavinia; Cinnamon Lodge
(Images from here; here)

L-R: Chaaya Citadel; Tea Factory
(Images from
here; here)
I can hardly wait already, only 257 days till we go!
We only had to pay a deposit when we booked which ended up being 50% of the total cost. The rest we don't have to pay until January 2010.