Travel Blogs from Kandy, Sri Lanka

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Final comments and travel tips on Sri Lanka, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

Final comments and travel tips on Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... ! English is spoken by nearly everyone who deals with the public. Most signs are written in English, Sinhala, and Tamil. Sri Lanka has some great accommodations at all price levels. There are swank boutique hotels with rooms for hundreds of ...

Sweet time in Kandy, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sweet time in Kandy

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... , beautiful temples, and amazing dance performances we took in during our time here. We are coming back to Kandy to spend our final night in Sri Lanka after we spend a few days visiting the ancient sites to the north. She Said: The driving here is ...

Randy Kandy, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

Randy Kandy

A travel blog entry by escapetherace

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... -packed nights in Kitulgala, our rucsacs were packed yet again for the two hour drive to the centre-most point on the island, Kandy, Sri Lanka's 2nd city. On the way we would be stopping for a couple of hours at, arguably, the most visited tourist-trap in ...

Home Of The Tooth, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

Home Of The Tooth

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... a persistent cough some weeks back that annoyed the Princess to such a degree that she developed an even more annoying cough (if Sri Lanka had Sea Lions, they would have been convinced that mating season had started early). There was some sort of Buddhist ...

Negombo and Kandy, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

Negombo and Kandy

A travel blog entry by lizandsteve

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... curries, saw an enormous monitor lizard in the lake and met lots of interesting people. Overall, we're really impressed with Sri Lanka so far - it's a really beautiful, easygoing place and not really touristy compared to other places in Asia. The ...

Kid in a Kandy shop, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

Kid in a Kandy shop

A travel blog entry by dazzla

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... an All Access pass at a baseball 'All-Star' game (providing you like baseball, of course). Absolutely fantastic. Wednesday December 10th Sri Lanka vs England, Second Test, Day One Got to the ground in plenty of time to get a ticket. I decided that ...

Finding my mojo on the way to Negombo, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

Finding my mojo on the way to Negombo

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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...     It wasn't much of an argument, but I did manage to get a decent adrenalin buzz.       We leave Sri Lanka in two days. The people and their country are magnificent. I only wish we'd have come five years ago, before the European ...

not so sweet Kandy, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

not so sweet Kandy

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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... as we were told we had him at our service till 5pm. He says he will drop us where ever we want, cheers for that! Kandy is not the vibrant city we expected it to be, probably because of this Buddhist festival which is now in full swing and most things ...

In the jungle, the Kandy jungle, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

In the jungle, the Kandy jungle

A travel blog entry by dazzla

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(following on the title) there's Lion beer tonight (a win away)! Friday December 12th Sri Lanka vs England, Second Test, Day 3 Much of the same today (ie sitting in the sun, drinking beer and singing). The Asgiriya Cricket Stadium in Kandy is ...

Relics from the Colonial Era: Nuwara Eliya,  Kandy, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

Relics from the Colonial Era: Nuwara Eliya, Kandy

A travel blog entry by ramdux

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As former colonial ...

Kandy, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

Kandy

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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... boarded a local bus, for one tenth of the price we paid for the taxi, bound for Kandy.   My first impressions of local transport in Sri Lanka were similar to Central America, cramped and crowded. Leg room was non-existent, especially with ...

Monsters in the Lake!!!, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

Monsters in the Lake!!!

A travel blog entry by hodge

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... ...only to be confronted with a monster...well sort of!!! I didn't think you could get these things outside Indonesia, but in Lanka there have big f##k off monitor lizards. I thought I had come across a croc at first...these things are huge...like ...

Kandy in the heart of Sri Lanka, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

Kandy in the heart of Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

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... train station we purchased our tickets to Kandy, we had decided the night before that if we went straight to the beach here in Sri Lanka, that was pure laziness..!! As we just spent over a week doing nothing in Palolem, so we talked about it and decided ...

Knuckles Range, Elkaduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Knuckles Range

A travel blog entry by cosmicllama

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... the home-cooked meals are delicious, the rates are great, and the few rooms that do exist are clean and quiet. We will return to Sri Lanka in the future, if for no other reason than to stay at the Green View again. We awoke early the first morning; I ...

Sweet Kandy, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sweet Kandy

A travel blog entry by aborder

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Kandy, Sri Lanka - The ride from Colombo to Kandy was eye opening. I planned for Sonja andI to jump on the train to grab four seats while Faisal and Nik followed with the heavy bags. I didn't account for locals boarding the train while it was moving!!! ...

Sunrise on Adam's Peak, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sunrise on Adam's Peak

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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... who showed me around the clubs.  He was a new guy in town too and was trying to get a business going in Sri Lanka.  I was convinced that Pakistan was my next destination until I read the news about the Taliban taking over there....  Oh ...

Buddha's Tooth and an Elephant Orphanage, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

Buddha's Tooth and an Elephant Orphanage

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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... less than 10 minuets later the baby shit itself again.... I took this as my cue to leave!      Kandy is Sri Lanka's second biggest city and it's famous for the Temple of the Sacred Tooth of Buddha . According to Sri Lankan ...

Exploring Kandy, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

Exploring Kandy

A travel blog entry by jamie083

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This is now the fourth morning in a row where I've had eggs for breakfast. Maybe its a classic Sri Lankan breakfast but I think its more of a cheap dish they serve to tourists. I'll try to get more of a traditional breakfast in the future.  Francis ...

A Day Of Two Halves, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

A Day Of Two Halves

A travel blog entry by jamie083

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... a great view over the whole city so I can really get my bearings for some exploring tomorrow. Today was a stark contrast of what Sri Lanka has to offer. A quiet stroll through a park in the morning was followed by a crawl through city traffic jams in the ...

Orphaned elephants, toy shops and Buddhist Temples, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

Orphaned elephants, toy shops and Buddhist Temples

A travel blog entry by wickens

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... about Kandy, by late afternoon, and, as usual, made ourselves at home and took over the place.   Kandy is the second largest city in Sri Lanka, and is really very attractive and civilised.  There are actually pavements that you can push a pram ...

Kandy and the Hill Country, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

Kandy and the Hill Country

A travel blog entry by salcat

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... Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic - Kandy  On Friday afternoon, we went to the temple of the tooth which is Sri Lanka's most important Buddhist relic, housing a tooth of the Buddha.  The tooth is said to have been snatched ...

Pregnancy Test, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

Pregnancy Test

A travel blog entry by susiewoo

... . I read one of my Buddhist booklets, about kindness to animals. We contemplated moving on more into the mountains, as Kandy was an expensive tourist trap as far as sights and attractions were concerned. The more interesting places were crowded out with ...

It's been a while.... Elephant adventure!, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

It's been a while.... Elephant adventure!

A travel blog entry by gos201

... a mountain and had to get out and push for a while in 40degree heat - but that's Sri Lankan transport for you!! Kandy is known as Sri Lanka's 2nd city (after the capital Colombo) but is far more beautiful and worth visiting! It's definitely the cultural ...

Barmy Army Descends, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

Barmy Army Descends

A travel blog entry by jamieparkins

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Another beautifully sunny day in Kandy encouraged me to arise early and visit Sri Lanka's most important Buddhist shrine, the Temple of the Tooth (or Dalada Maligawa), posed artistically against the steep wooded hills of the Udawatakelle Sanctuary. ...

Kandyman, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

Kandyman

A travel blog entry by jamieparkins

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... of Kandy's large artificial lake to view the nightly show of Kandyan dancing and drumming.  This is Sri Lanka's iconic performing art, featuring carefully choreographed displays accompanied by pulsating barrages of massed drumming, with acrobatic ...

2nd Stop - The Town of Kandy, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

2nd Stop - The Town of Kandy

A travel blog entry by venoth

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... and craft shop as there were some who were interested in this. Then we went to the Temple of the Tooth Relic ( Dalada Maaligawa) and then to a cultural show in Kandy which depicted the various dances in Sri Lanka. ...

Day in Kandy, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

Day in Kandy

A travel blog entry by lhughes

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... . At 8am this morning we walked 850ft up to see an 88ft Buddha, then spent all afternoon walking around the lake in the centre of Kandy, we then visited the temple of the tooth. After 6 hours of walking in 30 c heat we were pretty hot but we managed to ...

The Hill Country, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

The Hill Country

A travel blog entry by gypsymichelle

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... is kept. Story goes that it was taken from the funeral pyre in 543BC, since then it has been smuggled, stolen, and hidden all throughout Sri Lanka and India. Now they keep it in this temple. You can't actually see it, so some think it is more of a ...

Sacred Tooth Temple, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sacred Tooth Temple

A travel blog entry by nas.latif

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... were many people praying at the place where the Tooth was said to be.   The Tooth itself was housed is several places in Sri Lanka and this is its final reasting place. The buildings were built in 1764 and parts of the complex are still used for ...

Another Buddha tooth, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

Another Buddha tooth

A travel blog entry by charlotterowley

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... of layers of security to enter, as there was bomb set off here in 1998. This temple is the most important Buddhist temple in Sri Lanka. Said to hold a relic - a Buddha tooth. I have also been to a Buddha tooth temple in Singapore. And a Buddha hair ...

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