Travel Blogs from Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka

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Keeping bus-y in Sri Lanka!!, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Keeping bus-y in Sri Lanka!!

A travel blog entry by tomandcharlie

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... to date. Whilst the sun was sinking we also discovered (through a man with crazy hair, a Hawaiian shirt and bandy legs) that Sri Lanka were playing England the next day in a day/night cricket match. Having learnt the ins and outs of the game so ...

Hikkaduwa....Another stunning Sri Lankan Beach!, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Hikkaduwa....Another stunning Sri Lankan Beach!

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

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... Hikkaduwa diddnt have a great write up in our crappy guidebook!! But it sounded appealing - known as "the" backpacker ghetto of Sri Lanka, the original hippy hangout of the country set on the coast with a beach and budget guesthouses. Its beautiful, a ...

Surf, Sun and Temples, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Surf, Sun and Temples

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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... to work on my surfing while enjoying the beach.  I met a lot of people that had been there for months!   I guess Sri Lanka has always been a major surf destination but I was unaware.        One day while going ...

Everything's So Hot!, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Everything's So Hot!

A travel blog entry by jamie083

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... nicely as a present for the family, plus it's for a good cause.  I have now had my first taste of spice in Sri Lanka. Francis stopped at this small place and ordered some sort of pastry which looked delicious, not quite sure what it was though. The ...

The Beach, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

The Beach

A travel blog entry by jamie083

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I had a very relaxing morning with a classic Sri Lankan breakfast of fried eggs. Francis then took me on a trip to a moonstone and gem mine. It was really interesting seeing how the whole process worked and I ended up buying some moonstone earrings which ...

Turtles, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Turtles

A travel blog entry by sy_and_em

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We went back to Hikkaduwa as we knew a cheaper place to stay there. We didn't do much but we went to the turtle hatchery. We were lucky as some had hatched that day so the man dug them up and we got to put them into the tank where they stay till they ...

Swimming and Surfing, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Swimming and Surfing

A travel blog entry by susiewoo

I delighted in seeing the lotus flower opening up in the morning. Also, we noticed that some old mosquito bites of Jai's were going septic, which I suspected was from the sea water at Matara, as the water there had stung my own cuts. We walked along ...

Saalittava mestarihuijari ym, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Saalittava mestarihuijari ym

A travel blog entry by anssku

... ilman koulutusta, etenkin ravintola puolen ihmiset varmaan harvoin ovat kouluttautuneet) Han kehui, kuinka muualla Aasiassa pidetaan Sri Lankaa usein Aasian ihmemaana, koska taalla on monet asiat niin hyvin. Kyllahan taalla konkreettisestikin huomaa ...

First thoughts, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

First thoughts

A travel blog entry by laureneden

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I'm in Sri Lanka volunteering for an NGO that rebuilt people’s lives after the tsunami. I'm teaching some English. badly. What is an adverb or a noun again? I am currently staying in a rural village with a increasing colony of cockroaches and ...

Another day of sun, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Another day of sun

A travel blog entry by lhughes

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Today we spent all day sunbathing and swimming in the pool, it was glorious! We are now beginning to get that travellers suntan weathered look! This evening we went to a local rotti restaurant and had 3 delicious rotti's between us, then spent the ...

To the beach at last!!, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

To the beach at last!!

A travel blog entry by loubie

... locked locals got stoned and danced the night away. Viktor is staying in the Cabana for another two weeks. Swine. He only came to Sri Lanka because it was the only flight the travel agent had left in Australia and his visa had expired. He was on his ...

Eels in the Pool, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Eels in the Pool

A travel blog entry by susiewoo

We breakfasted at a beach table at Silta's. The sea was mild and there were no waves for Andy to surf, so he and Jai had another sandcastle building session, while I swam. At midday I sat in the restaurant with my cream of tomato soup, writing letters ...

Hikkaduwa Sand Play, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Hikkaduwa Sand Play

A travel blog entry by susiewoo

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We had our breakfast at Ranjiths, watching the surfers, then went to our swimming beach. Andy kept well covered up this time. While I swam, Andy and Jai created a pool on the beach with a castle wall around it. We had elevenses in the Fixy Foxy, I had ...

Elephant and Turtles, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Elephant and Turtles

A travel blog entry by susiewoo

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Andy was ill from severe sunburn and diarrhoea, laying low for a while, and after my porridge and omelette breakfast I read from an old magazine aloud to him. It was then, relaxing in the garden, that we watched a huge lizard guano crossing the lawn. ...

Giant Sea Turtles and Remembering the Tsunami, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Giant Sea Turtles and Remembering the Tsunami

A travel blog entry by gos201

... small version). It's good fun and the patients are pretty impressed when a 'suda' (whitey) can play!  We had an England vs Sri Lanka tournament and I lead throughout, but lost in the end - dammit! Tuesday was a really busy day for Ellen and I (the ...

Hikkaduwa Curry Bowl, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Hikkaduwa Curry Bowl

A travel blog entry by susiewoo

... women, lay sunning themselves on the beach. Even though this was a commercial place, with German signs everywhere to suit Hikkaduwa's most affluent clientelle, it was actually a lovely place. According to the sense of freedom there I too went topless. ...

My first time, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

My first time

A travel blog entry by laureneden

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... the way forward. I just asked around and found this place, it's only $7 a day which is really reasonable particularly in Sri Lanka where it's abit expensive in comparison to other Asian countries. Travel I've been travelling round by train recently-it's ...

Becker travel tips, your results may vary, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Becker travel tips, your results may vary

A travel blog entry by beckerworldtrip

... to dress up. Don’t spend a lot of money on luggage. Three weeks ago I purchased a wheeled suitcase from a street vendor in Sri Lanka for less than $20, and have moved six times since then. Six weeks ago I purchased an extra large wheeled ‘Lowe ...

A cool turtle farm and scary waves, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

A cool turtle farm and scary waves

A travel blog entry by beckerworldtrip

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We wanted to visit a turtle farm, a place where they raise eggs to hatchlings about three days old and then release them to the ocean. We asked many tuk-tuk drivers how much they would charge to go there, and they all made up their minds that they would ...

Kandy to hikkaduwa, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Kandy to hikkaduwa

A travel blog entry by lhughes

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Today we travelled from Kandy to Colombo and then took the costal train to hikkaduwa in the south. Left at 10.30 and arrived at 6.30. One 5 min gap between trains! Found a great place to stay, with a pool, which we got for 5 pounds a night when it should ...

Sri Lankan surfers love storms, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sri Lankan surfers love storms

A travel blog entry by bass_ke

... rain really started bucketing down! There was mass amounts of thunder and lightning but not enough to stop about 9 keen as hell Sri Lankans heading out into the surf, the surf was suprisingly clean considering the weather but some monster waves sets were ...

Pesukoneessa, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Pesukoneessa

A travel blog entry by anssku

Viimeksi taisin mainita, etta on sadellut. Nyt taas viime paivat on paistellut vahan liikaakin, silla lukuisten pilvisten ja sateisten paivien jalkeen rusketuksemme oli haalistunut ja nyt olemme sitten palaneet vaaleanpunaisiksi kuin joulupossut. Taalla ...

Nothing but chilling, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Nothing but chilling

A travel blog entry by lhughes

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This place is amazing! Main surf spot in Sri Lanka, it's just a long beach and plenty of beach side bars and rotti shops. Today was all about relaxing and sitting in the sun! At least until the evening where we met two Aussies and had a few ...

Hikkaduwa, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Hikkaduwa

A travel blog entry by sy_and_em

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... cheeky. People have been telling us the money goes to the waiters but we found out it doesn't. Anyway we haven't done much in Hikkaduwa as its all quite expensive. We have been in the sea and its been weird having waves unlike Goa. We've been to couple ...

Mean streets of Hikkaduwa, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Mean streets of Hikkaduwa

A travel blog entry by beckerworldtrip

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... is as good as the next. The tuk-tuks, which we didn’t ride all that often in Bangkok, are little three wheelers that in Sri Lanka are covered in the back (open in Thailand). They fit our family well as long as Mason is sitting on my lap and one of ...

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 ...

Sri lanka...an Emerald in the Indian Ocean, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sri lanka...an Emerald in the Indian Ocean

A travel blog entry by arunkakati

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Train Journey to Hikkaduwa It is our passion for travelling that took us to Sri Lanka on a bright August morning . We boarded a 80seater Bombardier  on India's Independence Day ,the 15thAugust . Spice-jet executives had decorated their counter in ...

Hikkaduwa, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Hikkaduwa

A travel blog entry by nipitiri

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Täna hommikul lahkus grupp ja jäime kolmekesi maha. Üks inimene läks juba üleeile, tal sai puhkus otsa. Nii et kuus väikest neegrit India poole teel... Seal jätkuvalt halli-kalli, tolm ja varemed. Oleme komplektis 2n+1m ;) Kolisime teise ...

In search of surf, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

In search of surf

A travel blog entry by vague-abonding

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... wave like crazy at the train.  We had a few days on the beach before returning to Colombo to catch India v Sri Lanka Series at Premadasa Stadium. It's hard to avoid sounding smug when talking about a beautiful surf hangout where frolicking in the ...

Travel!, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Travel!

A travel blog entry by sy_and_em

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Sri Lanka was a nightmare to get to from Goa. We had to do three stops, one at Bangalore, one at Chennai before flying to Colombo then getting a taxi to Hikkaduwa! We had leave at 5am. It was foggy which was interesting as our driver didn't seem to know ...

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