第5期:Trip To Sri Lanka斯里兰卡之行 话题文本：
I went on an ideal holiday recently ... to Sri Lanka. Now, why it was ideal was because it was some distance from Hong Kong & I had to make an effort to get there. I had to go through a third country, being Thailand. By getting there, the journey had begun; it wasn't the destination itself that made it unique, it's the getting there that made it interesting. When I got to Sri Lanka I fond that it was a different experience than I had expected, my expectations being based on what I had experienced in India…I found the people were very nice; very peaceful people & very accommodating. When I left the airport & went on to Columbo city, I had the good fortune to have a good taxi driver who spoke to me about life in Sri Lanka through the years of civil war and I learnt through him what it was like to live in Sri Lanka and the difficulties they faced, but also their overcoming the adversity of the times. I then took that on board as I travelled the rest of Sri Lanka, which wasn't many places, but I looked through the eyes of somebody who knew a little bit about their civil strife and I began to see how they made the most of their lives despite not having much. To me that was a learning experience, and again, why it was so exciting and interesting is because I could appreciate new things by putting myself in the context that the people themselves were living in daily and getting an idea what their lives were like. So for me, travelling is a new experience and it helps me to broaden my horizons and understand things about life and living a little bit better, which perhaps I couldn't do from the comfort of my own home.