Wrinting about this country is not easy - I can tell that I lived some of my best experiences in life in Sri Lanka, among this unbelivable beauty of nature, on this island full of contradictions, with a heavy history, and characterized by religios traditions and somehow a present army. What captured my interest was the familys and it's constellations. The living together is so much different than everything we are experiencing in Europe at the moment. The family has a much higher value based on respect towards elderly people, but at the same time there are many constraints and forbiddens and arranged marriges are common. In Sri Lanka I met the saddest bride ever and I assisted a menstruation party with a very insecure adolescent and many fully drunken man around.
Not easy at all and so far from everything I've lived before. Nevertheless, when I arrive at Colombo airport my heart smiles, it feels like coming home.