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Experience in Colombo, Sri Lanka by Isuru

Published by Isuru Dakshith — 2 years ago

0 Tags: Erasmus experiences Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka


What is it like to live in Colombo? Would you recommend it? What is the city like?

Colombo is the busiest city in sri Lanka. The city has a good weather. If you want to connect with people Colombo is the best city. Festivals and Events are very populär in Colombo. Food courts cinema theatres drama theatres are very popular in Colombo.

What is the student lifestyle like in Colombo?

Student lifestyle is so enjoyabale in Sri Lanka. Students can stay at hostels or there are rooms to buy. But the best option is hostel you can choose whatever you want. Students can go trips walks whenever they want because Sri Lanka is a small country. That's why you can go trips so easily.

How much does it cost to live in Colombo?

Food - 70£ ( this may be change if you stay in a hostel)
Transport - 2£ ( 150km)
Accommodation- 30£ (pvt rooms)

Is it difficult to find accommodation in Colombo? Is there any advice you can give?

Yes it's tough to find a cheap room
In Sri Lanka. But if you have money you can get a good room in a apartment. But it's too costly. Best way Is to stay in a hostel. Because hostels are cheap and it's highly protected.

What is the food like? What are your favourite dishes?

Main food is rice and curry in Sri Lanka. But the specialty in Colombo is you can buy whatever food you want. you have European Chinese Indian mongolian foods in many places and they are very delicious. And also you can buy foods from Pizza Hut dominos kfc McDonald's and many international restaurants.

What places would you recommend visiting in Colombo?

1. Ape gama - traditional place to learn about Sri Lankan culture
2. Independence square
3. BMICH - festivals and events
4. Lotus tower
5. Lotus pond theatre
6. Race course
7. Galleface
However Colombo is mainly targeting tourists. They have buses and many packages to travel around Colombo.there are many 7 star hotels in Colombo.

Is it good to eat out in Colombo? Can you tell us your favourite spots?

Yeah. You can have good traditional dishes far from Colombo. Different cities have different cooking methods and tastes. Foods are so delicious in the southern part of Sri Lanka. Hikkaduwa galle matara are main tourism cities in Sri Lanka.

Is the nightlife good in Colombo? Where is good to go?

Yeah nightlife is so good in Colombo. You will have nightclubs everyday. And there are many shows events everyday in Colombo. Dinner dances street food festivals are so popular in Colombo.

What advice would you give future students heading to Colombo?

Colombo is a great city to study and live. You can enjoy your student life not only on Colombo also on outside Colombo. You can enjoy a lot from the tradition of Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan's respect foreigners so much and Sri Lankans are very friendly with everyone. Colombo is one of the best cities in the Asia


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