Dee Gibson travelled with ETG to Sri Lanka in 2016. She and her family explored their Sri Lankan roots and were so inspired by the country that they opened the Kalukanda House along Weligama’s coastline.
As a tour operator, one of the most rewarding things we can do is help travellers connect with their family history. Learning about our ancestors can be fascinating: what have they done, where have they been and how does that influence the people we are today?
Britain’s colonial past means that many of us living in the UK have strong family ties with countries in Asia, especially India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar (Burma) and Malaysia. Over the years, we have helped travellers discover their ancestral homes and family connections across the continent, from childhood haunts to the birthplaces of distant relatives. You can discover a few such stories here – and if you or any of your family have ever lived or worked in South or Southeast Asia, we’d be more than happy to help you explore your history.