Travel Blogs from Pottuvil, Sri Lanka

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Arugam Bay: Sri Lanka, Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka travel blog

Arugam Bay: Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by tom_hollie_2010

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... recommended to head to the Hill Country and East Coast so we decided to spend a few days in Arugam Bay and Ella. Unfortunately Sri Lanka’s transport system is one of the worst we have encountered. From Colombo it is an 8 hour journey to Arugam Bay ...

Climbing the cliffs. . ., Ragalla, Sri Lanka travel blog

Climbing the cliffs. . .

A travel blog entry by bloomer

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... littering the countryside--they use more refillable and recyclable bottles and home made bags from old newspaper as well. Infrastructure----Sri Lanka. When I hear people complaining about the "rough" roads, and bumpy buses I have to laugh a little ...

From tea to Tamil Tigers., Arugam bay, Potovil, Sri Lanka travel blog

From tea to Tamil Tigers.

A travel blog entry by bloomer

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... , which you will read about shortly, if you so care to turn the page to the next entry. . . . * "Arrack" is a liquor in Sri Lanka, made from coconut juice, fermented and distilled to about 70 proof, and drunk profusely by the men, generally in ...

Paradise in Panama, Panama, Sri Lanka travel blog

Paradise in Panama

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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... completely oblivious to what was happening around them. Alternately, they might photograph the varied flowers of the area, including Sri Lanka’s national flower - the pale blue lotus or Nymphaea nouchal. It was later that afternoon during our drive ...

Plantations., Ragalla., Sri Lanka travel blog

Plantations.

A travel blog entry by bloomer

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... , and afterward, now while though tired, I have some time to describe some of the many experiences that has been the whirlwind of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka is a bit more expensive than India, but not a heck of a lot. I did stay in Kandy one more night to see ...

Ghost town, Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka travel blog

Ghost town

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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... got an email from him with my name as an Adviser for this council....So if anyone wants to raise some money for school kids in Sri Lanka (to have shoes) contact me because I'm an adviser and I know where the school is!      Since there ...

Arugam bay, Pottuvil, Sri Lanka travel blog

Arugam bay

A travel blog entry by laureneden

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... prior to coming here one with some kind of lice/fleas crawling on me in the bed then today I found what looked like some kind of sri Lankan super nits around my head and on my skin so I'm think I have got fleas. I'll have to closely monitor the situation! ...

Yala National Park, Yala, Sri Lanka travel blog

Yala National Park

A travel blog entry by rayandpaul

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Yala safari park has a beautiful stretch of beach just outside, where we stayed. The park itself, is a dusty, dry area, with elephants being the main sight to ...

Arugam Bay and the east coast, Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka travel blog

Arugam Bay and the east coast

A travel blog entry by warren.limbert

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... They even had squads of suicide Commandos, these they called " BLACK TIGERS"  The Tamil Tigers wanted an autonomous state within Sri Lanka that they would call Eelan. What they wanted was the northern and eastern parts of the Island for their state. ...

Arugam Bay - finally at the beach!, Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka travel blog

Arugam Bay - finally at the beach!

A travel blog entry by aguas

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... a Nuna a pak za jizdy vyskakuju. Nastesti tam mel konecnou, takze zastavil, ale primo pred nosem nam ujel dalsi autobus do Pottuvil a pristi jel az asi za 3 hodiny, takze jsme museli zbyvajicich 70km odkodrcat na tuk-tuku. Zazitek. Hazelo to s nami jeste ...

Approaching Sri Lanka, Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka travel blog

Approaching Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by pete-r

... ; E 83 08.9' A windy day. Was confined to the lee side (starboard) for my walk and spent most of the day reading, although I did sit out for a while mid-afternoon. Could see lighthouses and coastal towns in southern Sri Lanka in the evening. ...

walk by the beach and lagoon boat trip, Pottuvil, Sri Lanka travel blog

walk by the beach and lagoon boat trip

A travel blog entry by josefinenilsson

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its not high season here atm, so there is pretty much no one on the beach except for the fishermen. went out with some locals on their "boat" on the lagoon. saw a lot of animals including jumping fishes and ...

More Arak! (6 bottles later!), Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka travel blog

More Arak! (6 bottles later!)

A travel blog entry by deb4grey

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... they gave us a bemused look and waved us on. This was lucky actually as we should have got our international driving licenses stamped in Sri Lanka if we are going to drive – oops! We only found this out as George, an Aussie got stopped and was ...

Sri Lanka - Arugam Bay, Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sri Lanka - Arugam Bay

A travel blog entry by leanne.baker

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... ;Panama road and backed by the Muslim village of Sinna Ulla.  From April to October it has the best surfing waves in Sri Lanka, but Arugam Bay is also a great place to unwind, eat seafood and enjoy a mellow party scene.   We had ...

A Tuk-Tuk Ride in the Night, Pottuvil, Sri Lanka travel blog

A Tuk-Tuk Ride in the Night

A travel blog entry by cvnguyen

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Finding a ride to Komari from Pottuvil at night and during a downpour requires not only the financial means, but also a bit of pleading. Being three young foreign women must have also helped in convincing the only tuk-tuk driver to be found in this town ...

First Impressions of Komari, Komari, Sri Lanka travel blog

First Impressions of Komari

A travel blog entry by cvnguyen

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Time slows down practically to a halt in Komari. The hardest thing to get used to has been the lack of a schedule, of a clear objective and the incredibly slow pace in which things happen. It feels like I have been here for far longer than five ...

Aday in the life at Evergreen Lounge in Arugam Bay, Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka travel blog

Aday in the life at Evergreen Lounge in Arugam Bay

A travel blog entry by h.m.h

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... leave this paradise and carry on to a new destination....now where's my coin?   . A little religious stat.....Sri Lanka......Buddhism: 69% Hinduism 15% Islam/Muslim 8% Christianity 8%------Along with the diverse landscape comes the many ...

Ohhh .....Okanda, Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka travel blog

Ohhh .....Okanda

A travel blog entry by h.m.h

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... up the rock and am greeted again with children, men, women old and young. I had the feeling as if I was in Africa and not Sri Lanka, very indigenous, and holy. A man greets me with his team of drummers as they march their way to the temple. One man ...

Road Trip to Pottuvil, Komari, Sri Lanka travel blog

Road Trip to Pottuvil

A travel blog entry by cvnguyen

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... , and then lots of debris, flattened trees and piles of bricks. We had reached the devastated East coast of Sri Lanka. My Sinhalese companions were getting increasingly nervous about venturing into Tamil land where the Tamil Tigers are present. ...

Election Time!, Pottuvil, Sri Lanka travel blog

Election Time!

A travel blog entry by cvnguyen

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... from the LTTE. Either way, we have been advised to keep a low profile, to avoid traveling and being in a city center. Pottuvil (where I am right now) has had its fair share of violent outbreaks. In fact, there was a protest and burning tires on ...

Somewhere over the Indian Ocean, Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka travel blog

Somewhere over the Indian Ocean

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker

Thursday we had an easy morning. We repacked our suitcases as we always do before long legs of the trip. I spent a couple of hours on the Internet keeping up to date on various projects and responsibilities. About 10:45 we checked out of the hotel and ...

"Once a traveler always a traveler"

A travel blog entry by h.m.h

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... ; Arugam Bay brought a charm to the heart that was shared with other ocean like- minded international travelers, surfers, families, Sri Lankan locals whom all shared a common interest of having the turquoise clear salt water at our door steps. Then ...

Flippin the ol coin, Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka travel blog

Flippin the ol coin

A travel blog entry by h.m.h

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... my next destination outside of India. Three choices lay on the board. 1.) Nepal for a two month yoga intensive teacher training course 2.) Sri Lanka for the surf 3.) Spain for work. It was a complete toss- up. I could use the yoga training to my ...

Sri Lanka's Surfers' Paradise, Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sri Lanka's Surfers' Paradise

A travel blog entry by new_lands

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... them and they give us a bit of a stand-off kind of warning to move away from the fence, it’s very unsettling being stared at by a wild elephant and something I never thought I would experience, Sri Lanka has definitely been worth the visit. ...

Day in Yala, Ampara, Sri Lanka travel blog

Day in Yala

A travel blog entry by pwoods_home

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Today the group (except Patricia) dragged themselves out of bed at the ungodly hour of 5am for a morning jeep safari. Fortunately it was all worthwhile. The following were spotted: crocodiles, water buffalo, a jackal, monkeys, mongeese (plural of ...

Arrived at Cinnamon Wild Resort, Ampara, Sri Lanka travel blog

Arrived at Cinnamon Wild Resort

A travel blog entry by pwoods_home

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We are staying at the Cinnamon Wild Resort for two nights. Lovely spot with separate bungalows located in the trees. Shortly after we arrived the group went off on a jeep safari (sans Patricia - roads are too rough for her back). They had a great time ...

Drive to Yala, Lahugala, Sri Lanka travel blog

Drive to Yala

A travel blog entry by pwoods_home

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Today we drove eastward from Galle to Yala. Along the way we visited a turtle hatchery and saw pole fishermen in the ...

Arugam Bay, Potuvil, Sri Lanka travel blog

Arugam Bay

A travel blog entry by loataonata

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The day that wasn't but really was, Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka travel blog

The day that wasn't but really was

A travel blog entry by tpuckett

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... dinner. We ended up at a place called the Tsunami, aptly named since 1999. For those that do not know, this side of Sri Lanka got hammered in the 2004 tsunami and unlike US and the like where events like Katrina causes everyone to whine and sue and ...

A visit to the Orphanage, Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka travel blog

A visit to the Orphanage

A travel blog entry by tpuckett

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Elliot and Charlotte were planning a visit to the girl's orphanage that is sponsored by one of the charities that Elliot works with out of the UK. They invited me to join them and Coen decided to come along as well. After a great morning surf session ...

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