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If you forgo most of the main tourist attractions, electing instead to participate from afar, travel slowly, eat locally and play a game of risk with the tap water, you could easily survive on less than $100 a week in Sri Lanka. I did. Well actually, I didn’t. My total expenditure ended up being about $150 but that was mainly because I splashed out and went whale-watching and to Sigiriya. Food & Drink At local eateries you can easily get a sit down meal for 300 LKR ($2) or less, soft drink or water included. The best part is the portions are massive. At one local restaurant in Mirissa, I opted for the Rice and Curry Vegetables (having more-or-less overdosed on egg roti by that point) and what I thought would be a plate of rice with one, maybe two small curry dishes on the side, was in fact large…

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With its white-gold sands and crystal clear water, immeasurable amounts of greenery and picturesque views of the ocean, Galle is already a stunningly beautiful part…