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What do people like (and dislike) about Negombo?

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When we asked expats and global nomads what they like and dislike about living in Negombo, they replied...

"Expats and digital nomads living in Negombo, often appreciate the city's beautiful beaches, which provide a relaxing atmosphere and opportunities for water sports. They also enjoy the friendly and welcoming local community, as well as the affordable cost of living, which allows for a comfortable lifestyle without breaking the bank. The city's proximity to the Bandaranaike International Airport is another advantage, making it easy for expats and digital nomads to travel in and out of the country. Negombo's vibrant culture, with its mix of Sinhalese, Tamil, and colonial influences, is another aspect that expats and digital nomads find appealing. The city offers a variety of local and international cuisine, with an abundance of fresh seafood, as well as a lively nightlife scene. However, there are also some challenges that expats and digital nomads may face while living in Negombo. One common complaint is the lack of reliable public transportation, which can make getting around the city difficult. Traffic congestion and pollution can also be issues, particularly during peak hours. Another concern for digital nomads is the inconsistent internet connectivity, which can hinder productivity and make it difficult to work remotely. Additionally, while English is widely spoken in Negombo, the language barrier can still be a challenge when dealing with local authorities or service providers. Lastly, expats and digital nomads may find the healthcare facilities in Negombo to be limited, with more advanced medical care often requiring a trip to the capital city, Colombo," remarked another expat who made the move to Negombo, Sri Lanka.

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