Travel Blogs from Sri Lanka

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Bet you're getting bored of me!, Ethul Kotte, Sri Lanka travel blog

Bet you're getting bored of me!

A travel blog entry by gos201

Thought I'd better check in, let you all know I'm still alive and all that jazz! Not sure when I last wrote but life hasn't changed all that much since then. I'm really enjoying being a coordinator and the psych manager - despite how tiring it is being ...

A new country for a (dry!) new year, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

A new country for a (dry!) new year

A travel blog entry by williment

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A ridiculously short flight of 45 minutes takes us from the south of India to Sri Lanka's international airport.  Still feeling the Christmas spirit and thus that we deserve a treat we hire a car to drive us the 3 hours to Kandy.  The contrast ...

Nilaveli Beach, Nilaveli, Sri Lanka travel blog

Nilaveli Beach

A travel blog entry by dancingshanti

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Not many people are traveling in the north, as that's the heat of Sri Lanka's civil war between the Sihlanese and LLT (Tamil Tigers). The guerrila-fueled war has kept much of the north closed off the last 15-20 years. In 2001 things got quiet after both ...

Shangri-La in Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Shangri-La in Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by wanderingwaltz

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... where we climbed Sri Pada or Adam's peak. As the "Rough Guide" guide book states, "Adam's Peak is simultaneously one of Sri Lanka's most striking natural features and on of its most celebrated places of pilgrimage." Rising 7360 feet above sea level is a ...

Royality at Tamarind Hill, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Royality at Tamarind Hill

A travel blog entry by lindasmejkal

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... on a two year rental of a home on the beach south of Galle. They fly in and out of Columbo whenever they can to enjoy Sri Lanka. Their cook made us the most delicious fish dinner and we took care of a couple of bottles of wine.  Since I have ...

We're going to the jungle!, Pita Kotte, Sri Lanka travel blog

We're going to the jungle!

A travel blog entry by gos201

Hey guys... Really quick update as I've got to run pack for our jungle trip! Yesterday I went for a look at the girls home where I will be working each Monday afternoon. It was a far bus ride away (in fact I took 12 buses yesterday and 2 tuctucs). ...

In search of surf, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

In search of surf

A travel blog entry by vague-abonding

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... wave like crazy at the train.  We had a few days on the beach before returning to Colombo to catch India v Sri Lanka Series at Premadasa Stadium. It's hard to avoid sounding smug when talking about a beautiful surf hangout where frolicking in the ...

Sri Lanka vs India, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sri Lanka vs India

A travel blog entry by vague-abonding

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... . Leaving loved ones is no doubt the flipside to the joy and enrichment of travelling.  We traipsed through the streets waving our Sri Lanka flag, stopping off at a few roadblocks en route. At the YWCA we were long past curfew so giggled like naughty ...

Fifty shades of Gray........Earl Gray Tea that is, Nuwara Eliya , Sri Lanka travel blog

Fifty shades of Gray........Earl Gray Tea that is

A travel blog entry by lindasmejkal

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... I knew the answer was yes. I asked what part of the process the men did. I was told that they, also, did very hard work. I only observed men being the inspectors or driving the tractors/trucks. So much for any thoughts of Lily Ledbetter in Sri ...

Columbo, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Columbo

A travel blog entry by hornuts

  So my goal for today was to try to get from Anuradhapura down to Galle, to do some afternoon sightseeing in the old Dutch fort there,  before heading back up to Kandy tomorrow to handle my visa.  Boy was that ambitious... the guy in ...

After the Tsunami, Unawatuna, Sri Lanka travel blog

After the Tsunami

A travel blog entry by jamieparkins

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... and longest established turtle hatcheries, originally set up by locals in response to the rapidly declining numbers of marine turtles visiting Sri Lanka.  Turtle eggs, which would otherwise be sold on the black market and eaten, are bought for a few ...

timeless as a kiss, Mihintale, Sri Lanka travel blog

timeless as a kiss

A travel blog entry by ecour0404

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... is the oldest historically authenticated tree in the world. It has been tended to by a succession of guardians, uninterrupted for its lifetime in sri lanka. You can't get close to it, and there are a lot of pilgrims making offerings and praying. It is an ...

Journey to Kandy, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

Journey to Kandy

A travel blog entry by lhughes

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Set the alarm for 8.30....didn't get up till 10! Got a terrifying tuk tuk to the bus station, don't really want to talk about that. Managed to get on the right bus and ended up outside of Colombo market. A short walk later we made our way to the train ...

Kruvini batai arba 12 km/h (Šri Lanka IV), Pallegama, Sri Lanka travel blog

Kruvini batai arba 12 km/h (Šri Lanka IV)

A travel blog entry by ausrine

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Diena skirta trekui kalnuose. Rytinis planas: apeinam vieną ratuką (300 m. vertikalių) apie 3 val. ir jei yra jėgų ir noro mažesnį ratuką.   Bet pirmasis ratukas gavosi jau autobusų stotyje, belakstant ...

Kaikenmoista, Weligama, Sri Lanka travel blog

Kaikenmoista

A travel blog entry by anssku

... kaltaisissa lomakeitaissa, jotka ovat rakennettu lahes pelkastaan turisteja varten. Nyt olemme Weligamassa, joka on sentaan Sri lankalaisen nakoinen pikku kaupunki. Taallakin on turismia, mutta paaelinkeino nayttaa viela ainakin toistaiseksi olevan ...

Travel!, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Travel!

A travel blog entry by sy_and_em

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Sri Lanka was a nightmare to get to from Goa. We had to do three stops, one at Bangalore, one at Chennai before flying to Colombo then getting a taxi to Hikkaduwa! We had leave at 5am. It was foggy which was interesting as our driver didn't seem to know ...

Day One : Bursting at the seams with adventure, Kitulgala, Sri Lanka travel blog

Day One : Bursting at the seams with adventure

A travel blog entry by sabtravels

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... the "Bridge over River Kwai" was shot was nearby too. Nice and picture perfect - thus, we get our first glimpse of upcountry Sri lanka. Head back to the retreat where we have a couple of beers( gotta stay clear of a brand called Three Coins beer!) - ...

Garlic Crisps, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Garlic Crisps

A travel blog entry by susiewoo

... wonderful for me. We bought lots, big pots of buffalo curd, brown rice bran, soya flakes, baked beans and cream cheese. Though Sri Lankans, unlike the Indians, didn't seem to eat crisps, and I could only find a small pricey bag of garlic favour crisps ...

Kalpitiya - lazy day, Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka travel blog

Kalpitiya - lazy day

A travel blog entry by bertnmarij

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Weer een luie dag vandaag... We worden die luie dagen zowat beu hoor. Dringend tijd voor terug wat actie! In de namiddag gaan we even naar Kalpitiya city en nadien gaan we een zwemmeke doen in de Indische Oceaan. Heen gaan we met een klein camionnetje ...

Saree Sisters on Tour in Sri Lanka, Unawatuna, Sri Lanka travel blog

Saree Sisters on Tour in Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by mariebee

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My Bollywood tales continue, this time in Sri Lanka!  On Christmas day, while enjoying our turkey dinner, and mingling with the 49 other guests at my friend Alison's dinner party, her friend Linda suggested we take part in ...

Start of Project, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Start of Project

A travel blog entry by lauralouise

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... good at rendering now! The Sri Lankan builders are certainly more 'relaxed'. We had a talk the other night about the history of Sri Lanka where we were told that a common Sri Lankan trait is sleepyness, bordering on laziness! I now know what he meant. ...

Near death up Adams Peak, Dalhousie, Sri Lanka travel blog

Near death up Adams Peak

A travel blog entry by vague-abonding

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What a crazy ascent! We set off at about 2am after a ridiculously strong coffee which even blew my intensely caffeinated head off. Tom, or the hustler as I now like to think of him, had managed to convince us that we should carry our rucksacks with us. ...

Time for one last ripcurl..., Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Time for one last ripcurl...

A travel blog entry by vague-abonding

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Leave for Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Leave for Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by damash

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Gathered our full bridal party of friends and family together and had a wonderful time hanging out together at the Villa Ocean View in Baduwela. Monica the elephant came to visit and Damien won at his first and last game of bingo. We got married on 29th ...

Kalutara Town and images of the tsunami, Kalutara, Sri Lanka travel blog

Kalutara Town and images of the tsunami

A travel blog entry by jowhiting

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... Sri Lanka and Australia. As you can imagine the staff were all very interested in the result as this is a cricket mad country. Malinga bowled beautifully getting five wickets and Sri Lanka won the game. Unfortunately they ended up losing the ...

Galle and the South Coast, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Galle and the South Coast

A travel blog entry by aguas

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... tarde a percorrer o forte e cidade velha, mas năo tivemos tempo para fazer praia porque o dia seguintte era o nosso último no Sri Lanka e ainda tinhamos que viajar de volta a Colombo. De Galle, seguimos para Colombo de combóio. A maior parte da ...

Stand by me!, Ella, Sri Lanka travel blog

Stand by me!

A travel blog entry by lionelrishi

... satisfied. The elder woman sees my face (and slight drool) and kindly offers us a parcel of food too. It seems quite common in Sri Lanka (and most of Asia) to be hospitable and nice to complete strange. It’s something I will try and take back to ...

Train, Ella, Sri Lanka travel blog

Train

A travel blog entry by timscott23

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... was into Nuwara Eliya township where there is outlet shopping for Columbia, North Face and other adventure clothing which is made in Sri Lanka.  We have bought some essentials.   From there we drove about half an hour to the railway station to ...

elephants, lions and mongeese, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka travel blog

elephants, lions and mongeese

A travel blog entry by leendunc

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Sigiriya, a twenty minute tuk tuk ride from Dumbulla, a little longer for us as our friendly driver insisted we stop at his house for a cup of tea & a flick through the family album.  The main reason tourists are drawn to Sigiriya is to make the ...

White Water Rafting Elephants, Kitulgala, Sri Lanka travel blog

White Water Rafting Elephants

A travel blog entry by trent

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... , after the orphanage we traveled through Kitulgala on the way to Adam'Peak.  Since this area is known for white water rafting in Sri Lanka, I decided to stop for a quick ride.  As I was alone, I was hastily thrown into a raft with a group of ...

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