Tuesday, 15 January 2019
Back in 2013, I started this blog as a way of sharing the experience of living as a foreigner in Sri Lanka. It began small, and over the years it grew with more interest from around the world. It also provided a way for me to give back to the island, and to help others to explore, travel and move to the island. Many people, local and abroad, have connected with the blog and shared my enthusiasm for the adventures that abound in Sri Lanka.
I wanted to offer a free book many years ago, to help travellers and expats make the transition to Sri Lanka easier and less overwhelming. Unfortunately, I didn’t have enough time, nor sufficient knowledge and experience about publishing, to make that happen. I still don’t have enough time, but I now have a little knowledge and experience of publishing, so here it is. Better late than never, as the saying goes.
Move to Sri Lanka: A Mini Guide for Foreigners and Expat Sri Lankans (“Mini Guide”) has emerged as a gift for those with an interest in visiting or moving to Sri Lanka for a short stint, longer stay, or a more permanent move.
So, if you're considering a work opportunity; thinking about a lifestyle change; looking into a business or investment project; coming over with your Sri Lankan spouse; curious to try out or return after many years living and working abroad; wondering if Sri Lanka is a viable place for retirement, or some other weird and wonderful reason, I hope this Mini Guide helps to address some common questions about moving here and help make the process easier.