Travel Blogs from Galle, Sri Lanka

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

17th - 18th  February, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

17th - 18th February

A travel blog entry by orioncassiopiea

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a pitstop to break up the journey from Tangalle to Negombo, we stayed at the lovely Seagreen Guesthouse again, with ...

Galle, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Galle

A travel blog entry by benzai

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... elle, a été protégée par ses murs.   Al sur oeste de la isla se encuentra la pequeña ciudad histórica de Galle con un estilo europeo tropical. Las callecitas en piedra, un fuerte, la arquitectura colonial y su ambiente tropical le dan un estilo ...

1st - 5th  February, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

1st - 5th February

A travel blog entry by orioncassiopiea

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... Anglican church and had a fascinating mix of old 17th-18th century gravestones, as well as 19th century British gravestones.  Fort Galle is a splendid small town where we both felt at ease and where we agreed we could easily live for awhile, not ...

5th - 17th  February, Tangalle, Sri Lanka travel blog

5th - 17th February

A travel blog entry by orioncassiopiea

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We took the local bus along the coast from Galle to Matara, where we changed and caught another to Tangalle, a three hour journey. We arrived at the Ibis Guesthouse, which sits directly on the beach on the Indian Ocean.  Our first floor room with a ...

Travellers Tree - the old Dutch forte, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Travellers Tree - the old Dutch forte

A travel blog entry by eileen.bracey

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... the train station. After buying our tickets at 55 rupees each, about 25 p, we sat and waited for our train to Galle. With a few confusions over which platform we needed we finally confirmed the right train and climbed aboard. The journey was as pleasant ...

Leopards-0 : Snakes-1, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Leopards-0 : Snakes-1

A travel blog entry by johnandalison

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... , for an annual Christmas party with friends gathered at Hillary and Andrew's place back in Vancouver. An unexpected surprise was that Sri Lanka`s south coast is on the annual migration of the world largest animal, the blue whale. The pamphlets, which ...

A hot St Andrews - a very unusual experience, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

A hot St Andrews - a very unusual experience

A travel blog entry by tess.johnson

We took our Tuk Tuk over to the nearby historic fort of Galle for a wander around. With the old wall next to the sea it was a little reminiscent of St Andrews (so very apt for us 3 university friends to be there!), although it was much warmer!! And you ...

Colombo Bound, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Colombo Bound

A travel blog entry by ringsworldtrip

... filled with soft white sand and crystal clear waters and is much more beautiful then Goa . The old fort area is know as Galle and we are about 10 mins away for this very expensive up and coming area . The little streets are filled with fabulous ...

Stuff and things, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Stuff and things

A travel blog entry by squigglewiggle

... law strikes again!  It was very surreal sitting on a beautiful beach with bits of houses all around you. The area has a strong Sri Lankan Army presence – and err go a strong Tiger presence too (though I didn’t see any) – Soldiers ...

New Year Holiday, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

New Year Holiday

A travel blog entry by gihan

http://www.experiencesrilanka.com/hotel_page?object=accom&hotel_id=67 Had a wonderful break at Kingsley's Perl located just past 125km post, a quite villa facing the sea with a pool and small garden to play few out door games. Good cook at prepared ...

Last few days, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Last few days

A travel blog entry by rachelcouncell

... and then at a seafood restaurant where I had king prawns. The drive was along the coast where the Tsunami hit. I am now in Galle at a lovely hotel on the coast and we had the most beautiful sunset tonight. Tomorrow I'm going whale watching at 5.30 AM. ...

Great city, brutal bus ride, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Great city, brutal bus ride

A travel blog entry by senorbrian

I'm about over taking the bus now after being on the road for 3 months, up until now the buses have been alright overall but I'm stating to get motion sickness from them as they drive very erratic and jerky and fill them right up, i had 3 people ...

Last Day Lets make the most of it, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Last Day Lets make the most of it

A travel blog entry by rvfdan

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... in unawatuna we make arrangements with the Hotel for a late check out tomorrow and a car to the airport then its out for an evening walk around Galle Fort , we both still have some Rupees left so its splurge dinner at the Galle Fort hotel again ...

foto fran 12e till 18 december, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

foto fran 12e till 18 december

A travel blog entry by pirajan

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... Mirissa. Mirissa ligger soderut fran Hikkaduwa och ar en liten stad med bara en gata och en fantastisk strand. Manniskorna pa Sri lanka jag traffat ar otroligt vanliga och hjalpsamma. Sjalvklart finns det en baktanke med att dom kan tjana pengar pa oss ...

Galle, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Galle

A travel blog entry by elizabethandian

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... the turtle conservation farm from one of the staff and learnt a lot: of the 7 varieties of sea turtle in the world 5 are indigenous to Sri Lanka. The mortality rate in the wild is enormous – of each 1,000 egss hatched, only about 10 or 20 make it to ...

Welcome to some of the most beautiful places......, Bentota, Galle, Balapitiya, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Welcome to some of the most beautiful places......

A travel blog entry by taruvillas

taru villas, sri lanka - small boutique luxury and style in sri lanka hotels - a beach resort, a riverside villa, a city hotel, and a heritage house. featured in the conde nast traveler, hip hotels and the hip hotels atlas, herbert ypma's series of ...

Final days in Galle, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Final days in Galle

A travel blog entry by guy.everton

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... on the beach all day, but this is pretty much what we did. If you accept that most beaches in heavily populated areas such as Sri Lanka's southern coast aren't going to be very private, then I'd have to say that this beach was pretty perfect in all other ...

Nov 16, 2013, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Nov 16, 2013

A travel blog entry by jcbeep

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Its that time of the year again., Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Its that time of the year again.

A travel blog entry by sally-ann-leaf

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... turtle idling by. They really are the most amazing creatures. After 5 days of island life, we set off, en masse, to Galle in southern Sri Lanka where we had rented a very pretty villa which was once a tea plantation and is surrounded by paddy fields. The ...

Mar 23, 2011, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Mar 23, 2011

A travel blog entry by cocoandsteve

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Last stop in Sri Lanka, Unawatuna and Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Last stop in Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by oliviajensen

... run by a couple from Canada and Dubai who are letting us whale around until later.  However.... we have absolutely loved our time in Sri Lanka!!! It feels like we're here on the cusp of it becoming touristy and I'm so glad we got to see it before ...

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