Travel Blogs from Batticaloa, Sri Lanka

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Accidental Porn Stop, Batticaloa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Accidental Porn Stop

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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... I had not planned was the  20 check points my bus would encounter getting there.  The war between the LTTE and the Sri Lanakan government is mainly in the north but the closer you get the more check points you encounter.  Check ...

Coastal stories, Kalkudah, Sri Lanka travel blog

Coastal stories

A travel blog entry by annabelhender

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... runs a tight ship. She is always keen to feed us, inform us and it would seem sell postcards. Today we took a trip to Batticaloa to canoe around the lagoon. This was lovely; the first part so peaceful, the way back was a little rougher. Georgina had ...

Three contrasting journeys, Kalkudah, Sri Lanka travel blog

Three contrasting journeys

A travel blog entry by annabelhender

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... first person to sit next to me had moved on, he had been a touch annoying and potentially creepy, the second was a very sweet Sri Lankan girl of 17. Once I mastered speaking slowly we had a great conversation, her English was very good and we could cover ...

Aurudu - Sri Lankan New Year, Batticaloa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Aurudu - Sri Lankan New Year

A travel blog entry by salcat

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... preparation because it would not be good luck for the new year ahead to use an old pot - everything is a new start.  A Sri Lankan was telling me that their mother has passed away a couple of months earlier. When somebody passes away in your family ...

Buses and Bikes in Batti, Batticaloa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Buses and Bikes in Batti

A travel blog entry by thestewarts

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... we had everything we needed and giving us loads of helpful advice. She also translated between us and Amma (which means Mother in Sri Lanka), who had the biggest heart and welcomed us with hugs and kisses and delicious Chai!  It was actually a bit ...

east and away from Stupas, Batticaloa, Sri Lanka travel blog

east and away from Stupas

A travel blog entry by alister.bland

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Not sure you ever get away from Buddhism in Sri Lanka but certainly here in the east there are more Hindu's (Tamils) and Muslims.  In fact the sights are the mosques and Hindu temples.  And a few Christian churches - thanks to the ...

batticola, Batticaloa, Sri Lanka travel blog

batticola

A travel blog entry by josefinenilsson

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in batticola i stayed at a great guest house/hotel with a big and cosy garden full off palm trees and loads of other plants. as its low season the place was almost completely empty, which means more space for me! the view over the lagoon and a bridge was ...

kayaking, Batticaloa, Sri Lanka travel blog

kayaking

A travel blog entry by josefinenilsson

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on my second day i went kayaking in the lagoon! met loads of fishermen. stopped on the way to cross the road for the beach, including walking past many goats living by the ...

Ausflug bei Dauerregen, Batticaloa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Ausflug bei Dauerregen

A travel blog entry by bernd_koss

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... in Sri Lanka. Im 20. Jahrhundert wurde es wichtiges Verwaltungszentrum und Hauptstadt der östlichen Provinz von Sri Lanka. Heute hat Batticaloa eine breit angelegte Agrar-, Fischerei- und Milch-Wirtschaft sowie diverse Kunsthandwerk-Branchen. Die an der ...

Down by the boardwalk, Batticaloa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Down by the boardwalk

A travel blog entry by new_lands

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... been affected by death here, it’s terrible to think of.  Although I’m given a bit of a history lesson regarding Sri Lanka, I’m just extremely glad that the war is over and that it’s now regarded as a safe country for tourist. ...

Ocean Stars, Batticaloa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Ocean Stars

A travel blog entry by eileen.bracey

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... juicy mango. Getting out at the various viewpoints we noticed the temperature was rising, much to Claire's delight. Arriving in Batticaloa, we drove across town and headed over the bridge over the lagoon into the winding streets of the small community of ...

Jan 19, 2011, Kalmunai, Sri Lanka travel blog

Jan 19, 2011

A travel blog entry by thetraveldiary

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Jan 19, 2011, Passekudah, Sri Lanka travel blog

Jan 19, 2011

A travel blog entry by thetraveldiary

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Day 2: Jaffna to Kalkudah, Kalkudah, Sri Lanka travel blog

Day 2: Jaffna to Kalkudah

A travel blog entry by ceylontripper

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... and I came to Point Pedro – the northernmost point in Sri Lanka once before last year. However, a round trip around Sri Lanka will not be complete without touching on the famous Kodi Gaha at Point Pedro. The weather had turned for the better that ...

i want to go to the beach, Kalkudah, Sri Lanka travel blog

i want to go to the beach

A travel blog entry by toby-helen-sea

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We travelled by bus up the coast through Batticaloa to a guest house located between two beaches Kalkudah bay and Passekudah beach,  we stayed at a place called nawananda guest house recommended to us by the nice Germans we met in Colombo. The room ...

Micro Finance - raising a community up, Batticaloa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Micro Finance - raising a community up

A travel blog entry by johnholley

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... medical care and no education. Seven years and a well coordinated approach by ChildFund NZ with the community and the Government of Sri Lanka has fundamentally changed the lives of the families in Manmunai West. So much so that the Government is hoping ...

Ramblings from our trip to Sigiriya, Batticaloa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Ramblings from our trip to Sigiriya

A travel blog entry by tpuckett

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... that no matter where we have lived, we have lived either in a Muslim country or in a Muslim enclave. Even here in Sri Lanka, a Buddhist country, where Hinduism is the second largest religion, we are staying in a predominately Muslim area. And I still ...

Jun 07, 2014, Batticaloa District, Sri Lanka travel blog

Jun 07, 2014

A travel blog entry by cs-a

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Jan 18, 2011, Ampara, Sri Lanka travel blog

Jan 18, 2011

A travel blog entry by thetraveldiary

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Batticoloa, Batticaloa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Batticoloa

A travel blog entry by janecross

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Today we separated from the main group and headed to a hospital in Batticoloa. This is Sri Lankas beat hospital. (Apparently) Elle and I hung around for a few hours watching the diabetes presentations and then we headed to our accommodation. Tonight's ...

Road trip - 10 hours! #ChildFundNZ, Kallady, Sri Lanka travel blog

Road trip - 10 hours! #ChildFundNZ

A travel blog entry by johnholley

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... at the best of times/route (around 320km). No photos, apart from the Buddha, but the journey highlighted the challenges ChildFund Sri Lanka faces in supporting/operating it's programmes across the country. (ChildFund NZ is one of several members of the ...

Backpacker beach dream, Kalkudah Bay, Sri Lanka travel blog

Backpacker beach dream

A travel blog entry by oliviajensen

... our lives are and how guilty I felt about leaving them for the next leg of our amazing travels!) We then quickly swapped to a bus to Batticaloa and then again to one to Valaichchenai where we got a tuk-tuk to our home for the next few days, Mr Runi's ...

Sidetrip..., Batticaloa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sidetrip...

A travel blog entry by dash34

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... years later. The world heard about Thailand and Indonesia, but didn't really pay much attention to what happened on the east coast of Sri Lanka.  I rode out to the far north end of the peninsula and had a nice beach walk on a garbage-free ...

Jul 22, 2013, Kalkudah, Sri Lanka travel blog

Jul 22, 2013

A travel blog entry by neemanmaayan

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THANK YOU, FATHER CHRISTMAS!, Batticaloa, Sri Lanka travel blog

THANK YOU, FATHER CHRISTMAS!

A travel blog entry by mrandmrsrontour

JINGLE BELLS. JINGLE BELLS. Our journey to the east coast of Sri Lanka had an inauspicious start.   What should have been a 7 hour jaunt on the train turned into a 16 hour journey of disastrous proportions.   No "bl**dy bugger" that we asked told us ...

What an 8 year old can do. Part 2., Batticaloa, Sri Lanka travel blog

What an 8 year old can do. Part 2.

A travel blog entry by johnholley

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If you read one of my earlier posts you will know my daughter raised money for school supplies for the children in Manmunai West. So it was pretty special to visit a school and hand over the school supplies to a grade 4 class, children the same age as ...

Ken Makes 3 'K's in Kalkuda Beach, Kalkudah, Sri Lanka travel blog

Ken Makes 3 'K's in Kalkuda Beach

A travel blog entry by thirdworldtour

... but I did have a leak in the roof! Luckily I was leaving and as they say "getting there is half the fun'. In Sri Lanka it's actually more than that because the local transport moves so slowly! I am at a beach called Kalkuda on the east ...

Inspired in Batticaloa #ChildFundNZ, Kallady, Sri Lanka travel blog

Inspired in Batticaloa #ChildFundNZ

A travel blog entry by johnholley

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... to provide income. Challenges facing farmers have led to food insecurity and poverty. In 2012, the Batticaloa District had the highest level of poverty in Sri Lanka. So ChildFund and VDO are working on the following: • Raising awareness about ...

The beach !, Batticaloa, Sri Lanka travel blog

The beach !

A travel blog entry by srilankamemory

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Des temples disséminés sur 12 kilomètres que nous visiterons avec paresse véhiculés par notre chauffeur. Sympa mais pas le faste des temples de Thaïlande ni je suppose d'Angkor... Mais nos appareils photo fonctionnent à ...

2 days in Batti -bloody rodents!, Batticaloa , Sri Lanka travel blog

2 days in Batti -bloody rodents!

A travel blog entry by matandvic

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... we were staying, they had hired a tuc tuc so they could transport their surfboards around. Caught a bus north up the coast to Batticaloa, took 2.5 hours and cost about 60p each. On the way we passed lots of wetlands with hundreds of water birds and more ...

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