Visiting a mother and her 2 children that had lost their father to the Tsunami. We went to their house, a house that Exodus and the tour leader, Roshan, had built for them following the tragedy, and it was the most humbling and emotional experience of my life. I think in England we had a very sheltered view of the devastation the Tsunami caused, and still causes to this day, and seeing how the family were living, in a tiny tiny house with almost nothing inside, made it all real. Exodus and in particular Roshan, have done an amazing job for so many families, I'm in complete awe of what they've done. Seeing the family was definitely the most inspirational moment of the trip for me.
Other highlights for me were the lunch in the village house, on the bike ride, climbing Sigirya Rock (it;s worth it when you get to the top!), Temple of the Tooth, dinner at the local curry house, white water rafting,the walk on Horton Plains ands the visiting the turtle hatchery on the last day.