Travel Blogs from Galle, Sri Lanka

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Death, destruction & Warnie, Unawatuna/ Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Death, destruction & Warnie

A travel blog entry by deetour

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... a magnificent hotel from Colonial days and similar feel to Raffles in Singapore. The  1954 movie " Over the River Kwai" was filmed in Sri Lanka and included this hotel and it's staff & I think Mt Lavinia Hotel as well.   On the way to ...

Great wall of Galle, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Great wall of Galle

A travel blog entry by williment

A very short bus ride from Mirissa to our final stop in Sri Lanka, in fact on the Indian sub-continent, Galle. The town is split into two parts, the old town: Galle fort, and the new town. Galle fort occupies a peninsular, and is totally surrounded by a ...

fill you mind, empty your heart, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

fill you mind, empty your heart

A travel blog entry by ecour0404

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... guitar. We arrived in the city during the annual cricket match/tournament "lovers quarrel" between the two most prestigious boy schools in Sri Lanka. This year was the 109Th match. The first night was a pep rally of sorts, the streets were clogged with ...

Be-Galle-ing, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Be-Galle-ing

A travel blog entry by jamieparkins

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After a few hours topping up the tan on the beach, I ventured back westbound to the venerable port of Galle, Sri Lanka's fourth largest city.  At the heart of Galle - but strangely detached from it - lies the old Dutch quarter, known as the ...

Day 27  Galle, Sri Lanka, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Day 27 Galle, Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by luv2cruise

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... decided with the rolling seas, it would be better if we pulled up anchor and set sail for our next port which was Colombo, Sri Lanka. Another sea day!  We would have liked to have seen the stilt fishermen on our excursion, but maybe another time we ...

Last weeks projects and weekend!, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Last weeks projects and weekend!

A travel blog entry by gos201

... , and also been at the epicentre of the huge tsunami - and are yet so happy and friendly. Resilience!  After looking around Galle we got another bus to Mirissa - absolute paradise! It's a small beach town, a lot like Unawatunna but smaller and ...

Galle, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Galle

A travel blog entry by sabtravels

... third class. The train (a steam engine blowing huge gusts of black smoke right into your face consistently) ploughed its way through Sri lanka at a snail's place stopping at every excuse of a station. To compound this, as co-passengers, right next to us ...

Tea and scones, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Tea and scones

A travel blog entry by lindasmejkal

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Tea, clotted cream, strawberries and scones are served on the veranda of the Amagalla Hotel at three p.m. every day. Scones were "lovely" and the setting fit for the ...

Galle: reliving the days of past terror, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Galle: reliving the days of past terror

A travel blog entry by beckerworldtrip

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... "Does the Noise in my Head Bother You?" but soon found that there were too many clashing cultures mixing around in my head already. Galle is a pretty interesting town with a lot to look at, with a full harbor and fishing port, but two and a half decades ...

Galle, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Galle

A travel blog entry by jeneggener

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... of the nose in public, all of which you see/smell/hear about 30 times a day in India.  The people in Sri Lanka look similar, dress similar, and have similar religious beliefs to those in India, but this is a completely different ...

Galle, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Galle

A travel blog entry by woodlouse

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... of the businesses are re-built or re-building and new homes are going up, there are still people living in tents and temporary accomodation. Galle is an old Dutch colonial town on the coast. I headed for a guest house in the old fort area, but as these ...

Galle, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Galle

A travel blog entry by mies

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Sri Lanka - Galle, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sri Lanka - Galle

A travel blog entry by tereza-gonzalo

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... spoilt and subsequently get sick. We believe this is one of the basic survival rules in countries such as Sri Lanka or India. Regarding the city of Galle it used to be the main seaport of the island before Colombo port was developed. Its main attraction ...

My first day in Galle, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

My first day in Galle

A travel blog entry by harvimalhi

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... the whole 'where from you?' thing. I came back the guesthouse for around 10.15. Affan then drove me into to Galle to show me where the Office for Lanka Air was, he dropped me off there and I went in to confirm my tickets. After this I wanted to get onto ...

Galle Sri Lanka, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Galle Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by warren.limbert

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... separate but at least we had seats!! This train literally hugs the coast most of the way down and we got our first glimpses of Sri Lanka's famed beaches. Even from the train you could tell they were stunning, and what's more how many there was. All of the ...

Colombo to Galle and Unawatuna, Galle and Unawatuna, Sri Lanka travel blog

Colombo to Galle and Unawatuna

A travel blog entry by jon_darby

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... a cold beer coming my way. We made Pondicherry more or less our last stop in India before flying from Chenai to Colombo in Sri Lanka, where we made the assumption there would be no elections or other inhibit ants to the consumption of alcohol, and we ...

galle, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

galle

A travel blog entry by josefinenilsson

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... with weird prints i had to take pics of. the dutch fort area was beautiful, very different from everything else i've seen in sri lanka. they even had italian cafes and other modern places with western food. i ate at a more reasonable priced restaurang, ...

You sure got a lot of Galle!, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

You sure got a lot of Galle!

A travel blog entry by bloomer

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... and big cups too, mind you, not the tiny Indian style milk coffee size), and one is ready to go! So back to Galle. Apparently Sri Lanka was originally "controlled" by the Portugese, then taken over by the Dutch, who lost it to the English for some ...

My last full day in Galle, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

My last full day in Galle

A travel blog entry by harvimalhi

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... this place is nice, calm and relaxing. The people here are wonderful, they all smile at you when you look at them. I can already say the Sri Lanka is going to be on my list of places to come back to. The weather is beautiful too, its very hot but the rain ...

Bentota, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Bentota

A travel blog entry by jocelynroles

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... came to the new freeway. Only open for 10 months, its fantastic. We zoomed along at 100kph - the first time that's happened in Sri Lanka!  Now we've given Rohana a day off, which he was a bit unsure about and spent the day giving us little tips ...

Galle's balls!, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Galle's balls!

A travel blog entry by lommy

... Galle on our way along the coast Its famous for its cricket and also for getting abliterated in the Tsumani - well, isn't all Sri Lanka famous for that! Galle is beautiful! Its in 2 parts- the main town centre and the Old Fort area which sticks out to sea ...

Colombo to Galle and back again!, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Colombo to Galle and back again!

A travel blog entry by wombles5050

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... !  It's been the most hysterical couple of days. EO's summary: Writing this many days later as the last few days in Sri Lanka were a whirlwind of activities, with no time to blog or load photos etc and we haven't had internet connection for many days ...

a trip to Galle, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

a trip to Galle

A travel blog entry by chooklotto

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... back out, folded and put back in.   A few last minute picks we were on our way for the 1 hour trip to Galle.    Our accommodation was located inside the Dutch Fort which gave us a good place to start exploring.   We ...

I eventually made it to Galle today, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

I eventually made it to Galle today

A travel blog entry by harvimalhi

Day 99 Wed 15th Feb 2006 I eventually made it to Galle today It was another super hot night last night, I got up around 10.30 and jumped in to another cold shower (no, still not feeling it really) I skipped breakfast, mainly because I couldn't be ...

Sea turtles!, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sea turtles!

A travel blog entry by carrienica05

... glad we did it. Galle We took a multiple bus ride journey along the beautiful west coast of Sri Lanka to an adorable town called Galle. The sleepy town is built within a fort that amazingly withstood the tsunami. We ended up ...

Hello and goodbye folks., Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Hello and goodbye folks.

A travel blog entry by fergysrambles

Hello all, and as you can see it has been a bit of time since I was on here. I have been having a long hard think about the idea of continuing this blog and did not wish to act hastily.  Certainly, it was becoming difficult to keep the blog up along ...

Galle & Beaches, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Galle & Beaches

A travel blog entry by tsimko

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... dirty, so after check in at a GH I spent whole afternoon and evening sipping traditional Ceylon tea. As my last meal in Sri Lanka I had kotthu rotti, causing me mild stomach problems at the night. The following morning I took off back to India… ...

A short entry about my digs., Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

A short entry about my digs.

A travel blog entry by fergysrambles

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... tea and a cigarette on the verandah and watch the many little squirrels scampering about on the powerlines or the sun coming up over Galle. English or Sinhalese breakfasts are available at a cost of $4US although it is not a meal I usually take so Icannot ...

Let's move on, lots more to see., Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Let's move on, lots more to see.

A travel blog entry by fergysrambles

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... and indeed been invited into them and treated with the utmost hospitality. I really am unsure if this is specific to this building, Sri Lanka in general or for some other reason but if I do discover the reason I shall amend this tip accordingly. I am ...

Gem Shops, Touts and Crappy Museums, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Gem Shops, Touts and Crappy Museums

A travel blog entry by karl.and.kat

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... behind me and tried the scam on him. That’s what I call shameless persistence. Out of all the places we visited in Sri Lanka I would say Galle was the most "touty". By touty I mean that touts were trawling the tourists for the naive or stupid to pay ...

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