October 2019

With winter just two months away, it’s a good idea to plan both your ski holiday, as well as a trip to warmer and sunnier destinations. For hot weather lovers I recommend an exciting trip to Sri Lanka, especially because LOT Polish Airlines is now launching a direct service from Warsaw to Colombo.

Sri Lanka is all about the sea, but also the country of high mountains. There is something for everyone here: impressive historic buildings, breath- -taking landscapes, beaches for sunbathers and surfers, old-fashioned trains riding along picturesque tea hills, and national parks with unique wildlife. It’s also an excellent place for both trekking and relaxation in a resort offering Ayurveda massages. And since from November until March the temperature here is at 30 degrees Celsius, Sri Lanka is also a perfect spot for cold-o-phobes to get them through winter.

And if you are a ski aficionado, then look no further than Davos – the highest located town in Europe, the oldest health resort in Switzerland, and the annual venue of the World Economic Forum. It’s a real paradise for skiers, too, with snow covering the slopes from early December to May, and Davos has four ski stations: the two smaller ones (Madrisa and Pischa) for children, as well as two larger ones (Jakobshorn and Parsenn), with lots of lifts and pistes of varying difficulty (in total about 300 km). The centre of Davos is home to lower stations of two funiculars: Parsennbahn carries skiers to the top of Parsenn mountain, while a private tram takes you to Schatzalp – a charming place with a former sanatorium, described by Thomas Mann in his book entitled “The Magic Mountain.” Enjoy your reading!

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