Travel Blogs from Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka

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New Years Eve...Sri Lankan style!, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

New Years Eve...Sri Lankan style!

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... Cape Town, our Qatar Airlines (which had an amazing personal A/V system!) flight touched down yesterday in Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka. Buddhism dramatically influenced the history of this teardrop-shaped island off the southern tip of India.  ...

Land of the Elephants, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Land of the Elephants

A travel blog entry by danly

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... -over. The flight from Amman was OK but neither of us really slept, mostly because of the time difference.  Arriving at Colombo airport was funny because of all the duty free shopping.  Instead of just the usual items being available such as ...

the big city calls, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

the big city calls

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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... Colombo is supposed to be a bustling city, full of life and excitement. The Priminister is a Buddhist and consequently the whole of Sri Lanka has been shut down. What accommodation is available is too expensive (i.e The Hilton!) for us so we end up in ...

Colombo's Unsolved Mystery, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Colombo's Unsolved Mystery

A travel blog entry by escapetherace

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... vehicle as if they were spectators at Wimbledon honing their skills for the forthcoming Gawping World Championships series versus India (I fancy Sri Lanka for the title) and not forgetting each town's own version of Crufts where 'Mongrel' would sadly be ...

Guns and Water Features…..we must be in Sri, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Guns and Water Features…..we must be in Sri

A travel blog entry by carjack83

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... a wonderful 9 hours in Heathrow Airport because BMI decided that flights from Belfast to Heathrow shouldn't be as frequent as someone flying to Sri Lanka would like them to be. Therefore, to make the most of our time, we decided to become experts in the 5 ...

Oh no not again, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Oh no not again

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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We have to spend one more night here in Colombo as close to the airport (i would have been happy to sleep on the run way) as we can get because we dont fly till tomorrow morning. We have just enough rupees to pay for our room, eat very little and buy a ...

Guns and Water Features…..we must be in Sri, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Guns and Water Features…..we must be in Sri

A travel blog entry by carjack83

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... a wonderful 9 hours in Heathrow Airport because BMI decided that flights from Belfast to Heathrow shouldn't be as frequent as someone flying to Sri Lanka would like them to be. Therefore, to make the most of our time, we decided to become experts in the 5 ...

Co-limbo, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Co-limbo

A travel blog entry by cosmicllama

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... communication had again failed; matters were in our own hands. So we phoned a new friend who - lucky for us - had returned to Colombo from Batticaloa. He kindly invited us to stay with him at a friend's home, so we took a taxi from the airport to the ...

Sri Lanka...Again, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sri Lanka...Again

A travel blog entry by cosmicllama

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... date four times, and having agreed that our boat project was at last in order, we finally made our second trip to Sri Lanka. We arrived to Colombo where we met up with Joel and Becca, an American couple who has been living and working in Colombo for the ...

6 days in Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

6 days in Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by el_condor

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... -key exploration of Colombo was just what I needed after having just returned from a whirlwind 3-day reconnoitre of central Sri Lanka, through the Cultural Triangle. Encompassing the ruins of the ancient capitals of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa, the hill ...

Smothered in Kindness, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Smothered in Kindness

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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... to tell me of the large earthquake that struck under the sea off Indonesia's Aceh Province, so the tremors I felt here in Sri Lanka were very real. Local cellphones are now ringing with tsunami warnings, but this is simply a precaution after the massive ...

Compare and Contrast, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Compare and Contrast

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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... here and abroad, resulting in living conditions far superior to those in Lesotho. Christians make up only six percent of Sri Lanka’s population, yet certain aspects of Christmas are celebrated by one and all - particularly in the urban areas. ...

Serendipity on the Tear of India, Colombo to Gale, Sri Lanka travel blog

Serendipity on the Tear of India

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... ~ a Ph. D student studying Buddhist art. "Sri Lankan reputation is now bad [because of the clashes]." ~ tour operator. "The Sri Lanka government is becoming more like a dictatorship. They are to blame for the war. They pretend that they are being ...

Boats for Kirinda, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Boats for Kirinda

A travel blog entry by cosmicllama

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... women and children to safety, and tying them to treetops using saris and excess clothing. While reports have emerged from Sri Lanka that many fishermen have been traumatized by the tsunami, the fishermen of Kirinda have expressed their desire to return ...

Capitulation in Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Capitulation in Colombo

A travel blog entry by dazzla

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... above that the game only lasted four days instead of the usual five. This is because England were absolutely and thoroughly annihilated by Sri Lanka, handing us our heaviest defeat since 1973. I have to admit that at the end of Day 3 I had enough Lion ...

Ancient cities, tea plantations and  Ella..., Columbo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Ancient cities, tea plantations and Ella...

A travel blog entry by grahamandrach

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... of tea! Abstract: Leaving holy cows, filth, smells & people behind, we left wonderful India for Sri Lanka, spending a few days in the capital Colombo before heading to Kandy in the foothills of the hill country and a whistlestop tour of SLs ...

we've made our minds up!, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

we've made our minds up!

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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... ) on Veligandu Island in Rasdhoo Atoll. I am so excited, counting down the hours and cant wait to leave tomorrow. Our last memory of Sri Lanka is that of a dead body being dragged from the middle of Galle Raod. His face was all mashed in, blood was ...

Post-Tsunami Panic, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Post-Tsunami Panic

A travel blog entry by cosmicllama

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... As we left Tangalle, we felt as though we had hit another wall. It was frustrating to know the need for help was widespread in Sri Lanka, and we felt disappointed at a personal level not to have found a niche in Tangalle. We agreed when we came to Sri ...

Out Of India!, Colombo,, Sri Lanka travel blog

Out Of India!

A travel blog entry by bloomer

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... is the home of the Temple of the Tooth, and apparently I have arrived on the first day of the most major festival in Sri Lanka--the Tooth festival. . I wonder what the tooth fairy would give for buddhas tooth. Probably at least 20 bucks. The tooth, from ...

It's the old communications problem again...!!, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

It's the old communications problem again...!!

A travel blog entry by carjack83

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... of chicken pizza, hot dogs or bread rolls covered in sugar. Pretty standard I think you'll agree. Having been dropped outside Sri Lanka’s answer to Harrods by Heshan, we soon discovered that it does not open until 9.50am…..again as we are in ...

Sri Lanka, Columbo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by m-and-c

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Arrived in Sri Lanka on Friday morning. It is everything we expected and more. Have been here 1 and a half days and now flying to the Maldives tonight Sat23rd for a week this is no reflection on S L its just rude not to go when it is just an hours flight ...

Luc meets Buddha, Galle and Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Luc meets Buddha

A travel blog entry by lucky

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... of a stilt fisherman, a temple, pyramid or castle. This would be the hard part. "The Taj Mahal in India? Sri Lanka's Sri Pada? Turkey's Capadocia? Egypt's Pyramids? Tibet's Himalayas? Where would this elusive, blissful, crystal clear sunset be?" I ...

Twenty three years later, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Twenty three years later

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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... , since Jaffna was out-of-bounds (due to the ongoing war) during the entire four years we worked in Sri Lanka. But so far I have simply been in Colombo, hanging out with my Sri Lankan friends, Tania and Shireen. I have been fortunate enough to be invited ...

Sri lanka, Columbo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sri lanka

A travel blog entry by m-and-c

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... in from the hot!!! Sorry. Well when we last left off we were making our way to Hikkaduwa on the south west coast of Sri Lanka for abit of sun sea and sand. The beaches were lovely with loads of surfers doing their cool thing. We declined to ...

The Kingdom of Ceylon, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

The Kingdom of Ceylon

A travel blog entry by aborder

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Colombo, Sri Lanka - Ok, it's been a while, but internet and availability in Sri Lanka is not so easy to come by. (Photos are taking ages to upload, will add more soon) My last few hours in Bangkok were filled with some anxiety. I had some problems ...

It's like hitting a solid wall of humidity, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

It's like hitting a solid wall of humidity

A travel blog entry by lucky

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... in a different timezone, it gets pretty painful. "Is it daytime", "Am or PM?", "Am I hungry?". Montreal, London, Jordan, Colombo, Sri Lanka and finally Sleep... Sleep... Sleep. Luckily I managed to make the best of my London stop over by escaping the ...

The Adventure Begins, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

The Adventure Begins

A travel blog entry by jamie083

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... get some sleep but couldn't resist the films on offer. I did manage to take advantage of the free bar though! I arrived in Sri Lanka and immediatley encountered difficulties, and not just the sweltering heat. I couldn't get any money out of ATM's which ...

Just like India but cleaner and less crowded., Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Just like India but cleaner and less crowded.

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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... city.  This is because this area contains many things that LTTE would like to blow up!  Oh yeah in case you didn't know Sri Lanka is in the middle of  small civil war.  Occasionally they have bombs go off here and there....here's a fun ...

Last stop: Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Last stop: Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by wickens

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Only an hour's flight from Kerala, and we arrive in Sri Lanka in the late afternoon.  The short drive from the airport to the hotel proves that Sri Lanka is a world away from even Kerala, let alone India: its instantly evident that there are less ...

All too short a stay, Columbo, Sri Lanka travel blog

All too short a stay

A travel blog entry by radsolv

Flying out to Madras, Tamil Nadu, ...

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