Is it fair to charge tourists more?

Michael Turtle
By Michael Turtle
Updated May 20 2022 - 12:08am, first published May 14 2022 - 2:30pm
Sri Lankans pay the equivalent of 30 cents to climb the imposing rock of Sigiriya while foreigners pay about US$30. Pictures: Michael Turtle

The man in front of me in the line at the ticket booth is getting cranky, I can tell, but he's trying to keep it together. It's only when he turns around and walks back past me that he lets it out and vents to his wife. "They're just ripping us off every time and I'm sick of it," he spits.


Michael Turtle

Michael Turtle

Travel writer

Michael Turtle is an Australian journalist who left his job in television to travel the world forever. He'll show you how to find the lesser-known places, get involved in the culture, learn the history, and meet locals along the way.