Colombo is rapidly entering the 21st Century and it is very easy to get around the city. However, prepare yourself for unbelievable traffic jams and always allow yourself more time than expected to get around. Try not to let your stress levels get too high, and understand driving here is on another level of craziness. It’s like a computer game, you never quite know what to expect. We recommend the “Om” approach when taking a journey: instead of swearing just say “ommmmmmm,” it’s a lot more effective and calming!