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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-- Coming Soon ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Negombo beach, Negombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Negombo beach

A travel blog entry by charlotterowley

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... . We stopped at a level crossing, a train crawled past with men hanging out of all the doors. The drive to the Negombo coastline wasn't far and after consulting a few locals, the driver dropped me at the hotel. Very excited about the sunshine and the ...

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 ...

Traveling in Style - My Style, Negombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Traveling in Style - My Style

A travel blog entry by sabarod

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... & was able to withdraw ~$100USD in rupees.  All is well...until the next random time that my card won't work! I'm finding Sri Lanka very chilled.  I feel like being on my own in a new, smaller place is going to recharge me.  Stayed up ...

Massage abuse and romantic requests, Negombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Massage abuse and romantic requests

A travel blog entry by laureneden

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I spent 8 hours on the bus yesterday then 7 hours waiting at the train station. The staff were really grumpy and I had to pay them a bribe(!) to get a train seat. I got a sleeper cabin which smelt of piss. I shared it with a Chinese guy ("Barry") who I ...

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 ...

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 ...

First couple of days on Sri Lanka..., Negombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

First couple of days on Sri Lanka...

A travel blog entry by krasy8

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... peace with the verdict and payed my dues. Remembering the email from Nishan - my local host, where I booked first two nights in Sri Lanka - straight after claiming my baggage I started to look for a desk where I could get advantage of pre paid taxi ...

Sri Lanka travels, Negombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sri Lanka travels

A travel blog entry by countyman

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... trees, banana trees, pineapple, trees and tea plantations - and it took me an hour less to get back. Tonight I catch my late flight to Bangkok and Thailand, but I have enjoyed my time in Sri Lanka and will definately return. Wrap up well guys ...... ...

Night Stop in Sri Lanka, Negombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Night Stop in Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by julia

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I am very fortunate this trip to be staying the night in Sri Lanka, courtesy of Sri Lankan airlines. They give you a free 3 star hotel, with 2 meals, refreshments and transfers included. It was only a 90 minutes flight from Goa direct to Colombo, ...

Negombo - too fruity for crows, Negombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Negombo - too fruity for crows

A travel blog entry by woodlouse

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Arriving in Sri Lanka was a real shock, like walking into a hot shower. It was very wet, very hot and very humid. Even by Sri Lankan standards it was wet, as the taxi from the airport negotiated streets flooded right across with 2 foot of water. It ...

2nd Stop - Bandaranayake International Airport, Negombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

2nd Stop - Bandaranayake International Airport

A travel blog entry by venoth

This is the first time I landed in Sri Lanka and I initially had a cultural shock especially when seeing cows grazing at the runway. The airport was heavily guarded by the army but a blessing in disguise was that I am having a Malaysian passport and we ...

just add moonlight, Negombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

just add moonlight

A travel blog entry by ecour0404

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... and head to bed. I had a tuk tuk come to get me at 3 am to start my very long, round about way for getting home. From Sri Lanka I flew 4 hours to Mumbai where I had a wonderful 24 hour layover. I wasn't able to get a transit visa so I was stuck in the ...

Hello, Sri Lanka, Negombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Hello, Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by appleandparsnip

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On 02/01/2011 we packed our bags and left for Sri Lanka. Accompanied by Norma, Shirley and Rick, we made our way to Heathrow airport for our 9.30pm flight. A lovely last meal at cafe rouge before waving goodbye and heading through departures. Slightly ...

UPDATE, Negombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

UPDATE

A travel blog entry by irini-octupus

Hello everyone and happy new year!!!! just a quick message to say that I am well and currently in Sri Lanka.I want to apologise for disappearing for all this time. In Bali internet cafes were difficult to find, then it was Xmas and New year. Then I ...

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