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2. Sri Lanka

With affordable flights and great beaches, Sri Lanka’s popularity has soared, especially among the older millennials who are heading to the island nation in droves during the long weekends. And while it is also the place where you can take your parents to – think safaris – Sri Lanka is slowly but surely becoming the new Goa. Go surfing, take in (the shared) history or play cricket, you won’t run out of things to do here.
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