Travel Blogs from Galle, Sri Lanka

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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 ...

Drei Wochen Sri Lanka- eine Liebeserklärung, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Drei Wochen Sri Lanka- eine Liebeserklärung

A travel blog entry by julika

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... 'n-blaue Ostküste entdecken, an der es noch recht wenige Touristen gibt, in jahrtausenden alten Tempelruinen spazieren gehen…. Sri Lanka hat unglaublich viel Schönes zu bieten und ist sehr abwechslungsreich. Dadurch, dass die Insel nicht so groß ...

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

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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 ...

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 ...

Sri Lanka ... Update, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sri Lanka ... Update

A travel blog entry by stevie-t

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I had a German Lady, Valeska, who hadn't dived for 10 years as my pupil on a refresher course on Thursday. She was very nervous and couldn't remember a thing. We started with theory, then a dive from the beach, then an hour n the pool practicing skills, ...

The Dutch Fort, Gen Med and an Island in the Sun, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

The Dutch Fort, Gen Med and an Island in the Sun

A travel blog entry by alexdodd

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... us on a tour of the gardens, showing us the tea, rubber and pepper crops they grow. Tea and rubber being some of Sri Lanka’s biggest exports. Complimentary cake (as stale as ever) and tea followed before a trip around the factory. This place also ...

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 ...

Off to work i go, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Off to work i go

A travel blog entry by stevie-t

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... as i had to start work next day. After a nice breakfast of tea toast fruit & sweet n spicy pancakes, i headed back to 'Galle' by Tuk Tuk. Found a reasonable hotel, dropped off my bags then headed to Unawatuna for work. As we started out i noticed a ...

Pretend judges, monkeys and beer., Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Pretend judges, monkeys and beer.

A travel blog entry by fergysrambles

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... and he was teaching English to Government officials in Saudi Arabia.  He had decided on a bit of R and R and had flown down to Sri Lanka for five days.  It seemed like a bit of a trek for so short a time but his decision obviously.  It was ...

Heading south to miss the cyclones, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Heading south to miss the cyclones

A travel blog entry by liz_turner

Latitude: 02*30' N Longitude: 080*27' E Another lovely day: sunny and warm, pleasant swell, only one injury per day so far. There is a saying on board: one hand for the ship- ie only hold something in one hand so if the ship lurches you have a spare one ...

Get me out of Galle, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Get me out of Galle

A travel blog entry by jamieking

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... decided to check out. I wanted to make a quick get away so that tuk tuk driver didnt manage to find us again, unfortunately galle fort is a pretty small place and he did managed to find us just wandering around. This tuk tuk driver actually just pisses me ...

Don't go drinking with sailors!, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Don't go drinking with sailors!

A travel blog entry by liz_turner

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... the line before and met King Neptune, to confess your sins- apparently quite a ceremony has to be performed!) Having not seem much of Galle and having finished my work for now, some of us went off after lunch: Steve the mate, Ron, Roger and Max the BM ...

Ein letzter Blick, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Ein letzter Blick

A travel blog entry by bernd_koss

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Galle haben wir in den letzten Tagen schon mehrfach besucht. Heute noch ein letzter Blick beim Herausfahren aus der Stadt. Neben der großen Kirche,  die wir schon vom Fort aus gesehen haben, befindet sich ein modernes Gefängnis. Direkt gegenüber ...

Morning after the night before - off we set!, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Morning after the night before - off we set!

A travel blog entry by liz_turner

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... - still part of my job I find strange to be doing, but more importantly I still feel unsure what to do. We left Galle and there was a lovely forward aft rocking of the ship, and very few people felt unwell. We motored in a south westerly (completely the ...

A bit if Culture...at last!, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

A bit if Culture...at last!

A travel blog entry by deb4grey

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... with a fan room, next day we moved into air-con! Gotta escape this heat and humidity! We wandered around the new town of Galle , where the fish market and fruit markets are a sight and smell to behold! Check out the trains and buses and plan to head back ...

Rundgang durch die Innenstadt um die Mainstreet., Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Rundgang durch die Innenstadt um die Mainstreet.

A travel blog entry by bernd_koss

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Offensichtlich hat Kosala nicht so richtig die Orientierung gehabt. Wir wollten aber die Innenstadt von Galle mit den vielen kleinen Shops sehen, nachdem wir gestern die eigentliche Sehenswürdigkeit der Stadt, das Fort angesehen ...

Posh Nosh and Cocktails, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Posh Nosh and Cocktails

A travel blog entry by jaseross

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In the south west corner of Sri Lanka is a town called Galle. Large enough to house one of the nations three major cricket stadiums, this is a place of historical interest. The Dutch built the fort here in the 1660s, extending and improving on what the ...

Laundry day and NOBette, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Laundry day and NOBette

A travel blog entry by liz_turner

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In Galle, lovely day and I get to spend it on board, I had hoped to go ashore but it looks I won't get to see much more of Sri Lanka as I'm NOBette, ie not in charge but around in case an extra body is required. Row an being NOB. I came up with a plan - ...

Arriving in Galle SriLanka& hands aloft, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Arriving in Galle SriLanka& hands aloft

A travel blog entry by liz_turner

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After a rather choppy night hanging around outside Galle, waiting our berth (apparently there is a tug in it at the moment) and as we had made such good progress with the decent winds we had of sort of stop and wait - all rather lumpy and bad night sleep ...

How to write lots about nothing, lesson 2., Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

How to write lots about nothing, lesson 2.

A travel blog entry by fergysrambles

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... on a whim, to head South as I have enough time to visit all the areas mentioned above.  The day before I had decided that Galle would be a nice place to have a look round (it certainly was, as you shall see) especially as it includes the UNESCO World ...

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 ...

My first trip to the Old Fort., Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

My first trip to the Old Fort.

A travel blog entry by fergysrambles

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... with due aknowledgement. My best efforts on the internet have failed to bring a result. I know that in the colonial history of Sri Lanka the British came after the Dutch so why does the British coat of arms on the exterior bear the date 1668 whilst ...

Let's begin the tour., Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Let's begin the tour.

A travel blog entry by fergysrambles

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... truth? The first thing that caught my eye was the lovely old-fashioned looking street signs, all in the three official languages of Sri Lanka which are Sinhalese, Tamil and English. I wandered past a few old buildings which I could not enter as they house ...

Day 28 - Tally Ho....Onward to Sri Lanka, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Day 28 - Tally Ho....Onward to Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by rick_and_mandy

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... cheap dinner at a small cafe just down the road, then a slow walk about the area in the cool evening breeze. Even the tuk tuk drivers smile at you when you say "no thanks mate, just going for a walk". Sri Lanka, Galle, Deco on 44, so glad that we ...

A CHANGE OF SCENARY, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

A CHANGE OF SCENARY

A travel blog entry by dphilips

... off on a 15minute journey to Galle. Heard there wasn't much but when constantly around the beach, not much can be a lot. Galle itself seem moderately vibrant and had these cute little back streets that reminded me very much of Carnaby street back home. ...

Day 29 - Temples, Tea and a Tuk Tuk, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Day 29 - Temples, Tea and a Tuk Tuk

A travel blog entry by rick_and_mandy

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... to see shop, with bars on the windows and security all over the place, no advertising nothing. 70 cents for a long neck of Sri Lanka's finest, that's Fenderson cheap. Perfect dinner at Deco on 44, followed by a wander about the Fort in a tuk tuk for ...

Dinner Parties, Train Sets & Stilt Fisherman, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Dinner Parties, Train Sets & Stilt Fisherman

A travel blog entry by rupertcdean

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... had told me he had been on TV three times  with this and was well known as the only man with a train set in Sri Lanka.  He was obviously very good friends with this German man who came out every three years to maintain the set and deliver some ...

In Search of Sri Lankan Food, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

In Search of Sri Lankan Food

A travel blog entry by pwoods_home

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... smiles. The food was wonderful as you can see by our empty plates. We had King Coconuts to drink and then enjoyed a Sri Lankan curry dinner, which included rice and an assortment of vegetable curries, plus a fish curry. We ended the meal with Water ...

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