Travel Blogs from Wadduwa, Sri Lanka

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Teaching with the Monks, Wadduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Teaching with the Monks

A travel blog entry by mulhausen

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When preparing to come teach in Sri Lanka, we did our best to plan for all situations. We weren't sure what level we were teaching, what materials the school had, or what we were allowed to do. We ended up taking one of our two checked bags and turned it ...

Galle and turtles, Wadduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Galle and turtles

A travel blog entry by mulhausen

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The weekends are ours to do what we want. This weekend we decided we wanted to see sea turtles, and go to Galle. Galle is in the southern province and was hit the hardest by the 2004 tsunami. It also has some amazing beaches and a fort. Our driver ...

Monday 6/8, Wadduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Monday 6/8

A travel blog entry by mulhausen

... sensible. We realize that everyone is sweating buckets, so we just enjoy being "hot" and plan to wash clothes out sooner than later. We are learning so much and love Sri Lanka. We have only met kind and helpful people trying to make our month ...

Getting to know our surroundings, Wadduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Getting to know our surroundings

A travel blog entry by mulhausen

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We are starting our second full day, and our host mom is bringing us to the temple to meet the head priest. We are very excited to see where we will be working, and to possibly meet some of our students. We were told we will be at three different ...

We have arrived!, Wadduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

We have arrived!

A travel blog entry by mulhausen

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We're here! We arrived late Friday night, and our flight to Sri Lanka went well.  We switched to the airline Etihad in Chicago to get to Abu Dhabi. It felt like an airline from the 50's and 60's with the flight attendants wearing little hats and ...

Monks, Wadduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Monks

A travel blog entry by mulhausen

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Our monks do not all live at the temple we teach. Many take a bus from a different temple in Panadura or Columbo. The different colored robes are connected with the different temples. The bright orange robes are from this area. Boys come to be monks at ...

Community of Wadduwa, Wadduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Community of Wadduwa

A travel blog entry by mulhausen

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The two schools we work in are in the town of Wadduwa. We have found it to be a very strong community. Since being here, we have heard of 4 young people passing away- three 18 year olds in a swimming tragedy, and most recently a 35 year old from cancer. ...

Reflection on week, Wadduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Reflection on week

A travel blog entry by mulhausen

... are we to say no to good food! Before we go to bed we do our lesson plans for the next day. We fall asleep with full bellies ready to take on the next day. Sri Lanka has taken our hearts, and I can tell we will wish we could stay longer than 1 ...

Getting used to teaching, Wadduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Getting used to teaching

A travel blog entry by mulhausen

... the right time today with lesson plans ready to go, there were no monks to be seen anywhere. That's okay.... it was kind of like a snow day. Sri Lanka is a beautiful country with many hard working people. We are so happy to be a part of it for a ...

Another Overdue reunion!!, Wadduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Another Overdue reunion!!

A travel blog entry by purpleberry

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... ..(not sure if ill be doing that again too soon!)..it was time for me to go check in and board my flight to colombo, Sri Lanka! The flight was a smooth one but a super noisy one as i was wedged in between around 15 chinese tourists who were super loud!! I ...

Back with my Sri Lankan family, Wadduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Back with my Sri Lankan family

A travel blog entry by j0dibr00k

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Today I travelled by tuk tuk from Mt Lavinia to Wadduwa which is Dushans home town, so I feel like I am going to visit family. Dushans mum cooks an amazing meal for lunch and then when Indi gets back from getting her drivers licence we head to the beach ...

Nederland in Sri Lanka, Wadduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Nederland in Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by jillings

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... uit en om 9.20 uur kwam de tsunami daar. Hij heeft ongelooflijk veel geluk gehad. We komen bij een schildpaddenbroederij. In Sri Lanka zijn veel stranden waar schildpadden hun eieren leggen. Die eieren worden opgegeten door mensen, en aangezien het niet ...

Sri Lanka Hotel, Wadduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sri Lanka Hotel

A travel blog entry by jenniferkrause

21st December 2007:    7:50 p.m. flight to Colombo via Amsterdam 22nd December 2007:   4:20 p.m. arrival at Colombo Airport, driving to the hotel Can't wait to get there and do nothing but relax...:o) pictures of ...

Balapithia, Balapithia, Sri Lanka travel blog

Balapithia

A travel blog entry by mioww

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We had a volunteer meeting in Kalutara on Thursday. So we arranged to stay in Balapithia for the weekend. The guest house has along a river and had a 170 degree view of the ocean. I really enjoyed the hammock and the view. We were also treated to a ...

Pinnawala heffalumps here we come, Wadduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Pinnawala heffalumps here we come

A travel blog entry by j0dibr00k

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... to try and entice men to smoke. Marketing cashew stylee All in all we had a great day and this is the second time that Jayantha from jet tours has taken us out and I can 100% recommend him if you are in need of a guide in Sri Lanka ...

Sri Lanka in Summary, Wadduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sri Lanka in Summary

A travel blog entry by travelkaz

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... have it's bath! All very entertaining and added to an already fantastic experience. In summary - if you ever visit Sri Lanka in the wadduwa area - BOOK WITH RUCHI, YOU WON'T REGRET IT. The rest of our holiday mainly involved the usual swimming, ...

Lazy days, Wadduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Lazy days

A travel blog entry by tridentalx

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... Nuwara Eliya. Although the 5 days touring round were exhausting we saw lots of fascinating sights and got to see a few different parts of Sri Lanka.  This hotel well deserves its 5 star rating. The room is large, cool (rather than icy as it was until ...

Katina Pinkama (offeringof robes for Mahal Sangha), Wadduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Katina Pinkama (offeringof robes for Mahal Sangha)

A travel blog entry by j0dibr00k

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Tonight I have been invited to attend this very important bhuddist festival that Dushans mum and family have been organising for some time now. I feel very privileged to be allowed to attend this with them. I arrive at the house at around 5pm and ...

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