Come with us as we visit this lush, sun-soaked island in the Indian Ocean. Often jerking the wheel violently to avoid pedestrians, dogs and cows in the road, our driver maneuvered the van around potholes and away from tree limbs. In three hours we traveled the 65 miles from Sri Lanka's only international airport to Bentota, our destination. Travel on Sri Lankan highways is not for the weak hearted. The unstated rule on the narrow, twisting roads that follow the coastline seems to be: "The first driver to any point in the road goes first."
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