This is a quick video report from the beach on my recent trip to Sri Lanka. I’m always interested in how people do business, and to go somewhere which has been hit hard by the tsunami a few years back as well as enduring a long war, it was a real eye opener.

I talked to people, who are out there trying to make a living and build their own little businesses, but there is a sense of optimism for the future with the long conflict with the Tamil Tigers now over.

It has to be said the situation in the north is still pretty bad with the refugee situation and we noticed a heavy military presence in most cities – but the country and people are beautiful – definately put it on your travel list!

The video shows me talking with Chai (sorry about the shaky action) and I spoke with many other people, mostly selling their wares and trips around the country.

We took a 3 day trip around the country and it was a fantastic – elephants, crocs, tea plantations high in the mouintains, curry, beers, arrack (local spirit), goats at the train station and lots more all spring to mind.