Travel Blogs from Galle, Sri Lanka

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Searching For The Fishermen, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Searching For The Fishermen

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... I hope this is just a problem that will be resolved as the industry matures but at this point we wouldn't recommend whale chasing in Sri Lanka and it didn't appear that many others on our boat enjoyed the activity. On our way to Unawatuna, we did pass a ...

South Coast: Galle, Tissamaharama, and Bandarawela, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

South Coast: Galle, Tissamaharama, and Bandarawela

A travel blog entry by ramdux

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... LTTE now controls the North West part of the island in an uneasy truth brokered by Norwegian negotiators. The main religion in Sri Lanka is Buddhism followed by Hindu, Muslims and Christians. Because Buddhism is so revered in the country, each full ...

The England Cricket Team Exposed, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

The England Cricket Team Exposed

A travel blog entry by escapetherace

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... .30 we jumped into a tuk-tuk and headed for the illustrious Lighthouse Hotel 10 minutes north. Designed by Geoffrey Bawa, Sri Lanka's most acclaimed architect, The Lighthouse looks like nothing from the outside, but once inside, it oozes stylishness. ...

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

Luc meets Buddha

A travel blog entry by lucky

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... word of eternal mindfulness. In his karmic wake he left behind millions of devoted Buddhists. Buddhism is the main religion in Sri Lanka. Meditation retreats, peaceful monastaries and Buddhist rest houses dot the Island and having a few days to spare, I ...

Galle Fort, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Galle Fort

A travel blog entry by lhughes

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Took a trip to see Galle Fort further down south. It's an amazing walled costal fort town. Peaceful, colourful and full of amazing buildings. Also hot as ...

2nd Stop - Stopover at Galle Beach, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

2nd Stop - Stopover at Galle Beach

A travel blog entry by venoth

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... beach in Galle area. Interesting to see the fisherman on stilts, such an ancient technique which is still practiced here in Sri Lanka. Amazed to see how they were standing on one feet motionless for hours. The entire journey was interesting with ...

Galle Fort Revisited, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Galle Fort Revisited

A travel blog entry by arunkakati

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... Heritage sight . Early morning we boarded the bus in front of our resort and headed on the traffic –snarled highway to Galle. Truthfully, the number of vehicles is not too many but the drivers drive at a neck-breaking speed unmindful of the comfort ...

Mingling with the locals, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Mingling with the locals

A travel blog entry by tomandgem

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... locals could set up businesses this easily (as long as they remained clean and hygienic when it came to food!). Our trip to Galle became most memorable because of the bus trip back to Mirissa.  We hadn’t realised that the following day was the ...

Galle, une ville calme!, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Galle, une ville calme!

A travel blog entry by mikadiena

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Nos visites des plages du Sud se finiront par une visite de ville, celle de Galle. Nous reprenons donc notre petit bus de la côte direction Galle, ville fortifiée par les portugais à l'époque et récupérée par les hollandais par la suite. On ...

Off to the surfing beaches, Hikadua, Sri Lanka travel blog

Off to the surfing beaches

A travel blog entry by radsolv

Very short time in Columbo, capital of Sri Lanka formerly Ceylon under the British Raj.This is a Hinayana Buddhist country and so different in many respects from mostly Hindu India. Ed and I take a mini bus to Hikadua on the Southeast coast. It is ...

Koggala, Sri Lanka, Koggala, Sri Lanka travel blog

Koggala, Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by woodgeandfidge

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... and we were lucky enough to see about 5 blue whales and lots of dolphins. Absolutely amazing to see so close to the boat. Sri Lanka has been a superb experience, the country has lots to offer from beach, culture and safari. The people are lovely and the ...

South West (including Galle Fort), Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

South West (including Galle Fort)

A travel blog entry by rayandpaul

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Polhena Beach, Polhena, Sri Lanka travel blog

Polhena Beach

A travel blog entry by susiewoo

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... not only been studying in Russia but had once worked as a washer upper in London. He expressed dissatisfaction towards the Sri Lankan government, which he said pursued a materialistic course while unemployment was yet rife. Many locals were now arriving ...

A thousand words, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

A thousand words

A travel blog entry by lindasmejkal

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... in any way they could. They were eager to share their remarkable country and heritage and proud of the variety of wonders that make up Sri Lanka. I'm not a writer so my narration cannot do justice to all that I saw or felt or learned. The trip was in one ...

Returning to Matara, Polhena, Sri Lanka travel blog

Returning to Matara

A travel blog entry by susiewoo

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It was nice on the beach though quickly got so hot. Andy saw a snake on the lane but by the time he took Jai to see it it had gone. Sunil, who was the oldest boy of the household, took us to visit a drum factory back in Matara. They were lovely drums ...

Gallesta, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Gallesta

A travel blog entry by anssku

Olemme nyt viettaneet pari paivaa Gallen vanhassa kaupungissa. Paksut kivimuurit, joilla voi paikoin kavella, ymparoivat kaupunkia. Kaupunki on taynna yli 200-vuotisia taloja, useat kirkot ovat varmaan 1600-luvulta. Eilen kiertelimme muutamia kirkkoja, ...

Escaping The Floods, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Escaping The Floods

A travel blog entry by sabarod

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... to move around the coast a bit and have a few sunny days before home. Jumped on the local bus for a day trip to Galle, Sri Lanka's 4th largest city.  It's known for the old town entire within the walls of the old British / Dutch / Portuguese ...

Galle the Dutch fort and a world heritage site., Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Galle the Dutch fort and a world heritage site.

A travel blog entry by nas.latif

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... Lanka were world champions not so long ago. From the old railway station I took a train north to the  ' cultural triangle ' of Sri Lanka. Anuradhapura is the former old capital which is only 300 kms away but it took the train all day to reach ...

Galle Fort, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Galle Fort

A travel blog entry by trent

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Just a short day trip to Galle to see it's old Dutch fort. :) ...

Galle...is that it?, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Galle...is that it?

A travel blog entry by girlabouttown

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... Unawatuna, we ventured to Galle. Just 20 minutes and 400 rupees in a tuk tuk (£2), we approached the city. Much-hailed as Sri-Lanka's best preserved example of a colonial city with character and charm, we were excited to explore. Setting off on foot for ...

Galle, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Galle

A travel blog entry by hodgeatlarge

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Feb 19, 2010, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Feb 19, 2010

A travel blog entry by mo_mike

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Lanka Time, Coastal Sri Lankar: Hikkaduwa, Galle, Unawatuna, Mirissa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Lanka Time

A travel blog entry by mjlankers

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... and Lanka that.... We saw everything from Lanka Lubricants to Lanka Women (magazine) to Lanka Fuel, to Lankem Rubber Products. Anyway... Sri Lanka: Amazing.  It is the size of San Diego and Orange county put together (or Ireland for our ...

India lite - the resplendent island of serendip, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

India lite - the resplendent island of serendip

A travel blog entry by vague-abonding

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... . Each day we were taken over the lagoon in a small boat to the beach and got battered about in the rolling waves before returning back to the guesthouse to be served dinner and Coupe Denmark by the best waiter in Sri Lanka. That's the ...

later that week, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

later that week

A travel blog entry by laureneden

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... from boxes and toilet roll tubes. None of that though, there were hundreds of people dressed in extravagant sri Lankan related costumes doing perfectly choreographed routines as well as loads of ceremonial elephants and reconstructed temples with monks ...

Galle, an expat favorite, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Galle, an expat favorite

A travel blog entry by lindasmejkal

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... last destination, Galle. We were met last night by Rothita, from Gemini Tours, who was our driver for the first three days in Sri Lanka. It's a long drive down the mountains, around Columbo and to Galle so it was nice to be with our friend and driver. ...

Fifty in the Fort, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Fifty in the Fort

A travel blog entry by cathonaventure

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... it was all over, we were able to stroll again around the wall perimeter and finish off the day with Sri Lankan rice and curry at Mama’s Galle Fort Rooftop Café. The stars were behind the clouds that night, but the lighthouse took their place with ...

Royality at Tamarind Hill, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Royality at Tamarind Hill

A travel blog entry by lindasmejkal

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... on a two year rental of a home on the beach south of Galle. They fly in and out of Columbo whenever they can to enjoy Sri Lanka. Their cook made us the most delicious fish dinner and we took care of a couple of bottles of wine.  Since I have ...

Galle and the South Coast, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Galle and the South Coast

A travel blog entry by aguas

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... e cidade velha, mas não tivemos tempo para fazer praia porque o dia seguintte era o nosso último no Sri Lanka e ainda tinhamos que viajar de volta a Colombo. De Galle, seguimos para Colombo de combóio. A maior parte da linha é junto ao mar por isso ...

Death, destruction & Warnie, Unawatuna/ Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Death, destruction & Warnie

A travel blog entry by deetour

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... a magnificent hotel from Colonial days and similar feel to Raffles in Singapore. The  1954 movie " Over the River Kwai" was filmed in Sri Lanka and included this hotel and it's staff & I think Mt Lavinia Hotel as well.   On the way to ...

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