Travel Blogs from Negombo, Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka here we come, Negombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sri Lanka here we come

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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Today we fly to Colombo, Sri Lanka. The flight took 45 minutes with Sri Lankan Airlines and is one of the best flights I've ever had. We landed just after lunch time and airport security was at its maximum. We had no idea where we were headed so we ...

Final Destination, Negombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Final Destination

A travel blog entry by hodge

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So my last stop and bit of a let down. A beech you cant swim in and now where the feel of the south beeches. So when the weather continued to act up I decided it was time to leave. The others had all flown home and it was my time to. I managed to ...

The Long Journey Home - Part 1, Negombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

The Long Journey Home - Part 1

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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Happy New Year!!!, Negombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Happy New Year!!!

A travel blog entry by aborder

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Negombo, Sri Lanka - The rally driver dropped us off near some Tuk Tuks. We went to a beach place I saw in my book, which said bar closed. The Tuk Tuk driver (who normally works on commission) tried to imply that the place was closed! it wasn't and he ...

A Learning Experience, Negombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

A Learning Experience

A travel blog entry by jamie083

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... was a nice little treat.    I'm off to the airport tomorrow morning to catch a flight to Delhi. I've really enjoyed Sri Lanka, I think it was good preparation so India won't be so overwhelming. I'm think I'm now used to tuk tuk's, stray dogs, ...

Bye Bye Becki & Josh. Bye Bye Sri Lanka, Negombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Bye Bye Becki & Josh. Bye Bye Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by offonourown2

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... spend some time with you both and we both hope you have had a lovely time too. Our plane leaves at 7am in the morning so got to be out of here by 5am for checkin. not looking forward to that. Bye bye Sri Lanka - we have enjoyed you and maybe one ...

Pagaliau prisiskraidėm (Šri Lanka), Negombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Pagaliau prisiskraidėm (Šri Lanka)

A travel blog entry by ausrine

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Pagaliau sušilę kojas, bet jau buvom ir gerokai atšalę... :)   Visa kelionė prasidėjo nuo vėlavimo - mokomės kantrybės. Kadangi Karolio pažadas Nr. 1 per šia kelionę nesinervint, tai ...

Yllattavaa sujuvuutta Sri Lankalla, Negombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Yllattavaa sujuvuutta Sri Lankalla

A travel blog entry by anssku

Maa on taas vaihtunut! Malesian killinisyys seka puhtaat ja yksinkertaiset arkkitehtuuriset linjat ovat vaihtuneet intiamaiseen yksityiskohtien leikkiin. Taydelta Intialtahan tama maa ainakin viela vaikuttaa, muutamaa poikkeusta lukuun ottamatta! ...

Meet & Greet, Negombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Meet & Greet

A travel blog entry by deetour

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... ..). The show is next in Perth etc and later, back in Melbourne but for the moment, they have a break and he has come to Sri Lanka as his maternal grandparents were Sri Lankan and he saw this as a great chance to fit in a trip before Grease re commences ...

Unspoilt Negombo, Negombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Unspoilt Negombo

A travel blog entry by deetour

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... , traditional fishermen out on boats or fishing off the shore.  Most people have surprisingly good English, which is great. Negombo is a region of approx 2.2 million people but where we are staying, feels like a fishing village. There are miles and ...

I've arrived!!, Negombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

I've arrived!!

A travel blog entry by loubie

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... 20 minutes walk to my departure gate. It was here that i started talking to Sarah, a girl from Cardiff who was going to sri Lanka to teach and volunteer at the elephant orphanage. I immediately felt better and have been fine ever since! We arrived late ...

Dernier jour à Negombo, Negombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Dernier jour à Negombo

A travel blog entry by marie-claude.g

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C'est notre dernier jour et nous allons enfin avoir l'occasion de déguster une des langoustes que plusieurs restaurants mettent à leur menu. La plupart du temps, il n'y en a pas mais notre hôte à la GH s'est renseigné et le King Coconut en a ...

Negombo, Negombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Negombo

A travel blog entry by countyman

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... originally booked - The Ocean view guest house.. Very pleasant, clean and cheap and run by a nice Sri Lankan guy called Mark. Sri Lanka is a cleaner, quiter and less populated version of India and a lot bloody warmer than Delhi - It's nice to get back to ...

Appreciating the forces of nature at Negombo Beach, Negombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Appreciating the forces of nature at Negombo Beach

A travel blog entry by kurodatenshi

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... sure that Singing Fish is a Sri Lankan brand. It's made in Sri Lanka too, so I'm glad to have an authentic souvenir from Sri Lanka! After shopping, we headed to Rani Beach Resort, where Dharmesh had a friend staying at, so we could get in to use the ...

Last day in Sri Lanka, Negombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Last day in Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by trebsontour

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... villa and was a gorgeous building in a lovely setting, though by the time the rain stopped and we could enjoy a last swim in Sri Lanka it was getting dark. After a tasty meal, including the kids trying wattalappan for the first and last time, we had an ...

Up the South Coast - Tangalle to Negombo Road Trip, Negombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Up the South Coast - Tangalle to Negombo Road Trip

A travel blog entry by salcat

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... is the main production centre for the wooden masks that were originally worn by performers in exorcism ceremonies and kolam dances.  Many Sri Lankans still believe that diseases and illness can be caused by demons and there is a devil dance (which is ...

Negombo, Negombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Negombo

A travel blog entry by nipitiri

Tagasitee on kahjuks alanud. Eile laekusime Negombosse, mis on Colombo eeslinn ja siit on lähemal lennujaama minna. Homne päev plaanitud suveniiride soppamiseks. Ülehomne hommik kavas veel vedeleda rannas ja õhtuks Colombo lennujaama, suund ...

SRI LANKA, Negombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

SRI LANKA

A travel blog entry by marie-claude.g

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... y a une école où les enfants en uniforme (blanc la plupart du temps) se livrent à des jeux sportifs inter-scolaires. Negombo a la particularité de compter une majorité de chrétiens, par rapport au reste du pays qui est de majorité boudhiste. ...

Trunks, tuk tuks and temples, Negombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Trunks, tuk tuks and temples

A travel blog entry by joandluke

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... ; You can never have enough Buddha right? Well I hope not because, in Kandy, we visited another Buddhist temple. This one was Sri Lanka's most important one: the Temple of the Sacred Tooth. Although we couldn't see the tooth of Buddha, the smell of ...

Back to Malaysia but only to go on to Indonesia., Negombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Back to Malaysia but only to go on to Indonesia.

A travel blog entry by nas.latif

... ;way it was put to me. I was picked at 5 am from the hotel and that was the end of my time in Sri Lanka. I found it a facinating counntry which seemed to have everything. The only things missing were deserts and icefields!!! I hope that its not too ...

Sri Lanka Finale, Negombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sri Lanka Finale

A travel blog entry by michellendave

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... up air conditioning. Our overall daily spend of $69 was high for us (in Asia) driven mainly by the hotel costs.  We saw no remnants of the decades long civil war or the tsunami which killed thousands. Sri Lanka appears to be upward bound.   ...

Arrival to Sri Lanka and relaxing day at Negombo, Negombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Arrival to Sri Lanka and relaxing day at Negombo

A travel blog entry by crosintheworld

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... afternoon we made a short tour around Negombo, visiting mostly the fish market and the cathedral. Negombo is the biggest Christian community in Sri Lanka, and you could see several Christian churches and images of Jesus everywhere  standing with ...

Ziegler Cottage & Muthurajawela Wetlands, Negombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Ziegler Cottage & Muthurajawela Wetlands

A travel blog entry by kurodatenshi

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... , there was a congregation of Catholic statues and a cross. I wonder if this is an open-air church of some sort. Negombo seems to be a predominantly Catholic area because I've seen many churches and even altars and statues all around the city. This was ...

Last stop in Sri Lanka, Negombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Last stop in Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by alister.bland

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... scenery, especially the bit to Kandy  in the hill country.  Mainly tea plantations and wide vistas over rolling hills. Negombo a beach town.  Beach not so great though for swimming.  Goes down pretty steep and close to shore ...

Day 21 - Relaxation in Negombo, Negombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Day 21 - Relaxation in Negombo

A travel blog entry by kmann69

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... it hard in WA, but this chaps roster is insane. Works for an air-freight company as an engineer repairing planes, been in Sri Lanka 2 years, has a family in Macedonia (wife and 2 kids), works 6 months on and 2 weeks off...... Serious roster.......... ...

Transition time, Negombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Transition time

A travel blog entry by cathonaventure

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... , however, were fishermen wrapped in skirts untangling their nets. The remaining fish flashed silver in the nets where they were stuck. Negombo, the beach village we had chosen to rest up after our long journey, is an unlikely combo of working fishing ...

A Trip on Thomas!!, Negombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

A Trip on Thomas!!

A travel blog entry by melandsam

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... , but we were talking yesterday would that change the place and the people? It's kind of a privilege to see the "real" Sri Lanka going about it's daily business. Not missing home too much, although doing/getting anything here is a challenge, couldn't get ...

out to the airport, Bandaranaike Airport, Sri Lanka travel blog

out to the airport

A travel blog entry by hornuts

The airport itself was extremely high security.  Between entering the vicinity of the airport and boarding the plane: 1- The tuktuk was searched and the driver's ID checked 2-I had to get out and walk the last 100 metres into the terminal because ...

Feeling the Heat, Negombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Feeling the Heat

A travel blog entry by jamieparkins

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After briefly touching down at Male (the Maldives) to let honeymooners disembark, I arrived at Sri Lanka's international airport at Katunayaka, just north of Colombo at 3.35pm local time (GMT + 5 hours 30 minutes).  Staggering off the long-haul night ...

Goodbye Lanka, Negombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Goodbye Lanka

A travel blog entry by vague-abonding

... old days. A few remarks to him would therefore be in order here. Mahinda, when you finally fought your way to the Sri Lanka Freedom party presidential nomination in 2005, nowhere were you welcomed more warmly than in this column. Indeed, we broke with a ...

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