It's my third day in Sri Lanka and I'm still waking up at 4 am. The only good thing about that is our 5:30 am meeting time (which I would normally hate) didn't seem so bad. The early morning was because we were hiking Horton Plains National Park and if you don't finish early enough, the cloud cover will ensure that you see nothing, and if you're hiking 6 miles, you definitely want to be able to enjoy the views.
I never thought that I was a group tour person. I imagined being crammed on a big bus with a bunch of people that I had nothing in common with, spending hours driving around and stopping at sites just long enough to snap a picture. Definitely not my idea of fun!
Last week, I was in St Lucia for what I thought was going to be three nights, staying at the beautiful Sandals Regency La Toc. This was part of a Sandals site inspection tour where I had the opportunity to see all three Sandals properties that are on St Lucia, as well as experience an excursion offered by Island Routes. It was a great trip and I had a lot of fun - St Lucia and it’s people are beautiful. I say that I thought I would be there for three nights because that was the original plan. However, Tropical Storm Matthew (in his baby days before he became big, ugly Hurricane Matthew) rolled in and had his own ideas about this.