Travel Blogs from Matara, Sri Lanka

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Kerala, India to Sri Lanka's South Coast, Matara, Sri Lanka travel blog

Kerala, India to Sri Lanka's South Coast

A travel blog entry by wanderers

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... in the evening. Friday 13th we visit the Botanical Gardens in Kandy before setting off on the long drive to Sri Lanka's highest point, Adam's Peak (also it's holiest mountain). Pass through numerous tea plantations and wonderful scenery, stopping off ...

Whale Tails, Mirissa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Whale Tails

A travel blog entry by williment

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... there's a pretty headland at one end you can climb for the views.  This time of year just off the South coast of Sri Lanka there are apparently lots (relatively) of blue whales - the biggest animal ever to have lived.  Whales, like the rest of ...

Matara, Matara, Sri Lanka travel blog

Matara

A travel blog entry by pablito

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... little going for it... maybe nothing. i come here to use the internet and for some shopping and, of course, rice and curry. i th9nk it may be the High Wycombe of Sri Lanka (apologies to those who live in High Wycombe, but really, it's your own ...

What others say, Mirissa, Sri Lanka travel blog

What others say

A travel blog entry by cathonaventure

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... (really jumbo!) prawns, barracuda, seer fish, and tuna, so that diners can choose exactly which fish they are going to eat. The Sri Lankans serving up the fish are surfer dudes by day, with dreads or long curls de riguer. We liked the buzz, different ...

village of grapes, Midigama, Sri Lanka travel blog

village of grapes

A travel blog entry by leendunc

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... of grapes, is a small gathering of homes, guesthouses and roti stands stretched out along either side of a section of the Matara - Galle highway.  We are working our way back up the West coast towards Colombo before heading inland and uphill towards ...

Loppuraporttia Lankasta, Matara, Sri Lanka travel blog

Loppuraporttia Lankasta

A travel blog entry by anssku

... : kerjalaisia nakyy vahan ja jos heita nousee busseihin kerjaamaan, lahes kaikki antavat jonkun kolikon. Turistin Lanka: Ulkomaalaisiin suhtaudutaan uteliaasti, mutta yleensa osataan olla peruskohteliaita. Turismiravintoloissa ruoka on hyvin kallista. ...

Arriving in Matara, Matara, Sri Lanka travel blog

Arriving in Matara

A travel blog entry by susiewoo

After stocking up on rice cakes we left Colombo by train to the seaside town of Matara which was at the end of the railway line. It was late when we arrived and the guest houses we checked out were all full. Some loitering locals professed to be friends ...

Matara General, Matara, Sri Lanka travel blog

Matara General

A travel blog entry by pablito

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... ok. Maybe I hurt it's feelings or something but I definitely came off worst. The most noticeable thing lacking in Matara General is information, which is conspicuously absent. Entering the Accident Department there was no indication of who I should ...

Whales!, Mirissa North, Sri Lanka travel blog

Whales!

A travel blog entry by sy_and_em

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When we got back to Hikkaduwa we wanted to go somewhere else. Bill (one of the people who came to Adams Peak) said he was going to Mirissa which is where you can go to see the whales so the next day we went. It was much quieter in Mirissa, not many bars ...

Sun, Sand, Sick, Mirissa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sun, Sand, Sick

A travel blog entry by backagain

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... the sky up, and you can see the bolts of lightning forking down towards the water. We are on the southern coast of Sri Lanka and there is a beach called 'Views of Antarctic’ All the places along the beach sell fresh fish, which they have on ...

Simon guest spot, Mirissa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Simon guest spot

A travel blog entry by backagain

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... 10 mins to shower and pack and we depart for the nearby Negombo train station on a 3 wheeled death machine. Public transport in Sri Lanka is like a sensual spa treatment in comparison to India, the locals are friendly without being too friendly (so far I ...

Matara, Matara, Sri Lanka travel blog

Matara

A travel blog entry by mies

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Mirissa, Mirissa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Mirissa

A travel blog entry by jenmcguire1987

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After Tissa we moved on to a small town called Mirissa on the Southern coast with, as many people say, the nicest beach in Sri Lanka. This was our first beach in Sri Lanka so we had nothing to compare it to but it definitely was stunning! This marks the ...

Mirissa, Matara, Sri Lanka travel blog

Mirissa

A travel blog entry by janjam

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... to the lovely little beach town of Mirissa.  We would usually of taken public transport but as we only planned to stay in Sri Lanka for about 8 days we wanted to maximise our time on the beach, relaxing and enjoying the start of our long adventure. ...

To see a blue whale or not to see a blue whale!, Polhena, Sri Lanka travel blog

To see a blue whale or not to see a blue whale!

A travel blog entry by annietheowl

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... a bit more padding, reminds me of trains at home!) and we settle down for a lovely train ride along the south-west coast of Sri Lanka. Lovely views, comfy ride, ON TIME (not reminding me of English trains any more!) and before you know it we're in ...

Driving To Mirissa, Closest City Matara, Matara, Sri Lanka travel blog

Driving To Mirissa, Closest City Matara

A travel blog entry by couillard

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... end up doing is stressing them out. A little note to Louise Lorrain, Lucie Bouchard and Lucia Taddeo, we took four safaris here in Sri Lanka, in order to rehearse for our time with you. Lol! Looking forward to seeing all of you. Maybe you will bring us ...

Vessak, Matara, Sri Lanka travel blog

Vessak

A travel blog entry by mioww

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From what I understand, in Thailand, the full mood is celebrated with festive beach parties. In Sri Lanka, they celebrate full moons by shutting everything down (including liquor stores) and making offerings at temples. The May full moon (called ...

Jul 23, 2013, Matara District, Sri Lanka travel blog

Jul 23, 2013

A travel blog entry by marcbeiner

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Mirissa, Matara, Sri Lanka travel blog

Mirissa

A travel blog entry by topmantoner

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After the 7 hour transfer we arrived in Mirissa, it was well worth the journey, a beautiful little beach that isn't really developed (yet). A few shacks housing restaurants and bars line the couple of miles of sandy beach front. At night a sea of tables ...

Random Insects, Matara, Sri Lanka travel blog

Random Insects

A travel blog entry by mioww

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Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka, Colombo, kandy, Galle, Matara, Mirissa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by mammalfish

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... Sri Lankan hospitality, dancing the Sri Lankan way! A traditional home - basic, with a well in the garden. An enlightening experience! Overall, Sri Lanka is one of the most beautiful countries in the world - with the worst food! All the gear but no idea! ...

Man slår da en kakerlak ihjel???, Matara, Sri Lanka travel blog

Man slår da en kakerlak ihjel???

A travel blog entry by damsgaard

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... af døren og ud over altanen.... Men uden at slå den ihjel. Se, vi ved vi godt at hovedparten af indbyggerne på Sri Lanka er buddhister (ca. 75%25) og at tage livet af dyr/insekter nok ikke kommer som et førstevalg....men man slår ...

Nach 3 Monate Indien tauchen wir erstmal unter, Talpe-Hikkaduwa-Matara-Anuraddhapura, Sri Lanka travel blog

Nach 3 Monate Indien tauchen wir erstmal unter

A travel blog entry by juttachris

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Food, Matara, Sri Lanka travel blog

Food

A travel blog entry by mioww

... and lime. It's sweet and refreshing and hot and delicious all in one little spoonful.   This brings me to the best part of Sri Lanka cookery: the eating utensil. Spoons are used as a serving tool only. But what better way to get a feel for what ...

To Matara!, Matara, Sri Lanka travel blog

To Matara!

A travel blog entry by mioww

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... first few days in Matara I spent with Conrad (my new boss) and his wonderful family. His wife Pearl is arguably the best cook in Sri Lanka. My first week here I pretended I couldn't cook, just so I could eat her food ;-p I spent my birthday with Conrad, ...

A beach to remember, Matara, Sri Lanka travel blog

A beach to remember

A travel blog entry by rafaeldpedro

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... stop in Matara because Matara is a city and really there isn't much to see. I stayed 2 days in Marissa Beach very near Matara.  I consider one of  the best beaches down south.  Had a wonderfull time here, all day in bare feet ...

Visit of the southernmost point of Ceylon, Matara, Sri Lanka travel blog

Visit of the southernmost point of Ceylon

A travel blog entry by jachyminceylon

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Moby Richard, Mirissa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Moby Richard

A travel blog entry by salty_t

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Saw 3 more blue whales today which surely now makes us experts in the field of blue whale behaviour ­ although the weather wasn't quite so calm so spotting them required more effort as you can see the crew hard at work in the pictures. Sal is now ...

INDECOS, Matara, Sri Lanka travel blog

INDECOS

A travel blog entry by mioww

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... me to enjoy a safe, comfortable 'sea bath' on my way home.   The building is not air-conditioned (very few are in Matara) but is well ventilated, so it's comfortable. I have my own work space - four walls, a desk, chair, ceiling fan, silk flowers ...

Lace, Matara, Sri Lanka travel blog

Lace

A travel blog entry by mioww

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My friend's house was destroyed by the tsunami, as were 167 of the 315 homes in his neighborhood (a suburb of Matara). I could go on for a while regarding what/who was lost in the tsunami... but I'd rather keep this posting more positive! I was invited ...

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