Travel Blogs from Kegalle, Sri Lanka

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walking with elephants, Kegalle, Sri Lanka travel blog

walking with elephants

A travel blog entry by leendunc

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... The foundation is situated on the families estate outside Kandy, where Mr Samarasinghe had kept elephants since the 1960s.  In Sri Lanka there are over two hundred domesticated elephants, many of which work in the logging or tourist industry and ...

Elephant extravanganza..., Kegalle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Elephant extravanganza...

A travel blog entry by mosesthewench

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Well I'm finally getting round to writing my first blog from Sri Lanka! Sorry its taken me so frickin long but I've been v busy and when I haven't been busy I've been lazy... But anyway I'm here now! Hmm where do I start?! I arrived in Colombo last ...

Pera Heras and partying!, Kegalle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Pera Heras and partying!

A travel blog entry by mosesthewench

Well hello again! Tis me, still having a fantastic time in Sri Lanka, looking after my lovely beautiful elephant Somaliya (who I've become rather attached to in case you couldnt tell!) and doing all sorts of other random things! Since I last wrote we've ...

Address!, Kegalle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Address!

A travel blog entry by hollister

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... So, the main reason of this update?! To give you my address; Hollie Bowshell The Millenium Elephant Foundation Randeniya Hiriwadunna Kegalle Sri Lanka OH and if you get a chance to watch 'This Morning' then the place I'm working at is on the ...

enrichment, Kegalle, Sri Lanka travel blog

enrichment

A travel blog entry by josefinenilsson

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will try to get better bringing my camera showing what im doing as a volunteer at the elephant orphanage. today i managed to get some pics from "enrichment", the only time when elephants can walk around as they like without following the mahouts (the ...

weekend, Kegalle, Sri Lanka travel blog

weekend

A travel blog entry by josefinenilsson

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this weekend i will try to figure out what to do of my last 10 days in sri lanka. i"ll be somewhere by the beach, but where i haven't decided ...

bye elephants, Kegalle, Sri Lanka travel blog

bye elephants

A travel blog entry by josefinenilsson

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and hello beach! after three weeks at MEF working with elephants it was time to leave. i will miss rani, the other elphants, my favourite ice cream bought in the local shop across the street, the smiling gard at the dung paper factory, all the funny ...

visa office, Kegalle, Sri Lanka travel blog

visa office

A travel blog entry by josefinenilsson

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today i woke up before 5 and took a tuktuk to the closest train station. 2.5h on the train and one more tuktuk later i got to the visa office in colombo. i extended my visa with one month, and it all went reasonably smooth. got there in the morning when ...

pinnawala, Kegalle, Sri Lanka travel blog

pinnawala

A travel blog entry by josefinenilsson

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after 13h sleep after my adam's peak adventure i joined two other volunteers to pinnawala, a couple of minutes away with the bus, for some shopping and to see the elephants from the bigger elephant orphanage walking through the village to get their daily ...

finbesök, Kegalle, Sri Lanka travel blog

finbesök

A travel blog entry by josefinenilsson

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... of the elephants here (im not sayong that only because she is the one i'm taking care of). i also went to the nearby town kegalle on a secret christmas mission and visited a store where i bought a lovely red skirt for 300 rupees (15 sek/1.5 pound) for the ...

frisk!, Kegalle, Sri Lanka travel blog

frisk!

A travel blog entry by josefinenilsson

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have been ill the last couple of days and been staying in bed my first days at the elephant orphanage. quite an unlucky start, but now im finally feeling better! no malaria or dengue fever for me (got quite worried for a while when i was feeling the ...

christmas (?!???!?), Kegalle, Sri Lanka travel blog

christmas (?!???!?)

A travel blog entry by josefinenilsson

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still can't believe it is christmas. the only time i've got a tiny bit of christmas feeling is trying out our cinnamon tree, smelling the clove leafs from the tree outside my house and brushing my teeth with my herbal toothpaste (tastes like clove!). had ...

gardening, Kegalle, Sri Lanka travel blog

gardening

A travel blog entry by josefinenilsson

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today me and two other volunteers got our hands dirty in the north garden! it was completely over grown, but after some weeding it started to look alright ...

garden tour and snake charmer, Kegalle, Sri Lanka travel blog

garden tour and snake charmer

A travel blog entry by josefinenilsson

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got a tour of the garden that surrounds the MEF area. it's amazing what is growing here! when i arrived to MEF i thought everything pretty much looked the same. today i learnt there are many different fruits, herbs and vegetables, many of them just ...

vitamin balls, Kegalle, Sri Lanka travel blog

vitamin balls

A travel blog entry by josefinenilsson

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today i made vitamin balls for the last time. and had enrichment for the last time as well. it is fun to see if the elephants finds the fruits that i've been hiding. also found the book i was reading ripped appart on the ground... i highly suspect the ...

poo run, Kegalle, Sri Lanka travel blog

poo run

A travel blog entry by josefinenilsson

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today i did the"poo run", which means collecting several wheelbarrows full of elephant dung and bring it to the factory next door that makes paper out of it. they make books, bookmarks, pencils, cards and so on with the "poo paper". all they sell are ...

a day at millennium, Kegalle, Sri Lanka travel blog

a day at millennium

A travel blog entry by josefinenilsson

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today i started my day as usual with cleaning my elephant rani's bed including throwing away 64 (can be even more some days) dung balls and half eaten palm leafs. then i helped to wash her in the river, had two shifts in the fruit shop (where we sell ...

christmas by the sea, check!, Kegalle, Sri Lanka travel blog

christmas by the sea, check!

A travel blog entry by josefinenilsson

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today have been a quite chill day. cleaned rani's bed in the morning as usual, after the weekend there was a lot to do. good morning exercise! did not had time to help with her morning bath, but gave her dail vitamin ball and brushed under her feet as ...

The Elephant Diary!, Kegalle, Sri Lanka travel blog

The Elephant Diary!

A travel blog entry by hollister

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... sea up here so we have no idea why they sell them and secondly they sell really random inflatable toys like snowmen... half of Sri Lanka quite literally wouldn't even know what a snowman was! In addition, all the shops are about 10 metres apart from each ...

adam's peak, Kegalle, Sri Lanka travel blog

adam's peak

A travel blog entry by josefinenilsson

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this day i did the most exhausting thing i can ever remember, walking 5200 steps up (and 5200 steps down) to adam's peak, 2243 masl to see the sunrise! without any sleep i must add as well. was a 3.5h drive to where we started hiking. was REALLY hard, ...

just another day, Kegalle, Sri Lanka travel blog

just another day

A travel blog entry by josefinenilsson

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pics from today. last week at ...

early mornings, Kegalle, Sri Lanka travel blog

early mornings

A travel blog entry by josefinenilsson

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for some reason i have to be down at my elephants bed at 7 every day, while all the rest are there at 7.30. my mahout normaly gets there 7.30 as well... im definitely not a morning person, so to stay awake while waiting im walking around and say good ...

i love nz, Kegalle, Sri Lanka travel blog

i love nz

A travel blog entry by josefinenilsson

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new zeeland was such a beautiful country! here is some random pics from my time ...

The final countdown..., Kegalle, Sri Lanka travel blog

The final countdown...

A travel blog entry by sophiebish

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... where the bus stops. But its nice. Anyone and everyone talks to you to practice their english. 'Your country from? How long Sri Lanka?' have become slightly tiring but still... What will I do in a country where I'm ordinary?! 9) LACK OF RESPONSIBILITY ...

Very cultural, Kegalle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Very cultural

A travel blog entry by sophiebish

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... !) Looking forward to seeing you all soon. In next week's episode of the Sri Lankan blog, Top Ten Things I'll Miss About Sri Lanka. I may also include a multiple choice quiz for you to complete so that I know you've been paying attention. First prize ...

already one week at MEF, Kegalle, Sri Lanka travel blog

already one week at MEF

A travel blog entry by josefinenilsson

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some pics from today. most of the elephants names are most likely spelled wrong, as i learnt them by hearing. i think its very important for the elephants to walk around free, but this happens only up to 20 mins a day (if even that). improvements have to ...

millennium elephant orphanage, Kegalle, Sri Lanka travel blog

millennium elephant orphanage

A travel blog entry by josefinenilsson

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today i arrived to millennium elephant orphanage! was a bit sad to say good bye to nishan and his mother, that works at the guest house i've stayed at two times in kandy. but im sure i will be back again. today i've got showed around the elephant ...

Raja Washing, Beijing, Kegalle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Raja Washing

A travel blog entry by sophiebish

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... on the plane at Bangkok. PPPS - If you are actually have a bad day I don't mean to sound uncaring. Knowing that I'm in Sri Lanka with elephants probably doesn't compare to whatever is happening. E-mail and tell me about it and I'll give you some proper ...

A chegada, Kegalle, Sri Lanka travel blog

A chegada

A travel blog entry by danielajacinto

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... estava lá um lagartinho). Numa situação normal estaria a passar-me e a recusar-me em ficar ali, mas estou no Sri Lanka! Não estou à procura de luxos nem de mordomias, o lagarto nem me fez mal nenhum e dormi muito bem. Olhando com ...

A S****y Couple of Days, Rambukkana, Sri Lanka travel blog

A S****y Couple of Days

A travel blog entry by holly.smith

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... her family, visiting from Ausrtalia and the States, on a visit to Pinnawala, one of the only and biggest elephant orphanages in Sri Lanka. I was really happy to have been invited, and her family were all lovely. First, we went to watch the many elephants ...

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