Travel Blogs from Sri Lanka

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Day 26  Trincomlee, Sri Lanka, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka travel blog

Day 26 Trincomlee, Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by luv2cruise

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The day started and continued to be sunny, hot and humid.  Seems quite typical for this part of the world. We had a tour booked, but decided to do our own tour.  We took the shuttle into town.  Along the way we saw ...

Anuradhapura, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka travel blog

Anuradhapura

A travel blog entry by aguas

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... continua por escavar. Para além das ruínas, visitámos o templo de Isurumuniya Vihara, o mais antigo templo Budista do Sri Lanka (Sec. III a.c.). Tal como outros templos que já tinhamos visitado, está construido em cima de um richedo e ...

2nd Stop - Nuwara Eliya, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka travel blog

2nd Stop - Nuwara Eliya

A travel blog entry by venoth

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From Selva Kataragama, we went up some winding roads to the beautiful hill resort of Nuwara Eliya.  Along the way, we first stopped at Ravana Falls. From there onwards, we went up hill further and stopped for lunch at a government rest house. ...

Landed in Sri Lanka, Negombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Landed in Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by cathonaventure

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... ! The fourth man was already at the cash desk, processing our receipt. Within ten minutes, we had our modest stamp: “SRI LANKA IMMIGRATION, Permission to land, Stay 30 days." We breezed through to the cavernous and empty arrivals hall, a bounce in ...

The Hill Country, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka travel blog

The Hill Country

A travel blog entry by aguas

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... para a praia, e decidimos dirigir-nos a Arugam Bay, na costa Sueste, atravesando as montanhas e Nuwara Eliya. As estradas no Sri Lanka são bastante más, especialmente no Norte e Este devido à guerra, por isso viajar por estrada pode levar bastante ...

Mihintala, Mihintala, Sri Lanka travel blog

Mihintala

A travel blog entry by dancingshanti

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Mihintala is the birthplace of Buddhism in Sri Lanka, and right next to the ancient city Anurandhapura, home of the oldest documented tree in the world--a bodhi tree over 2,000 years old. oliver rented a motorbike, but the night before i was sick with ...

The Natural Fortress, Sigiria, Sri Lanka travel blog

The Natural Fortress

A travel blog entry by dancingshanti

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Next stop, Sigiria (meaning "Lion Mountain"): city, palace, and royal gardens ....we also rented a motorbike today, but got a late start and arrived in Sigiria at 11:30 a.m., already too hot to enjoy anything in the sun. We paused to drink fresh ...

Dambulla's exquisite cave temples, Dambulla, Sri Lanka travel blog

Dambulla's exquisite cave temples

A travel blog entry by dancingshanti

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... are pools of exquisite lotus next to amazing views of the jungle land below. You certainly don't get such unpopulated, breath-taking (sorry for the clichè) landscape in India like you do in Sri Lanka... ____________ enjoy the photos of ...

Colombo -> Kandy, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

Colombo -> Kandy

A travel blog entry by bertnmarij

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... over and you cannot focus on the future but only on today? Sakula betekent overigens hogere klasse. Van de 60 klassen in Sri Lanka valt de familie waar we verblijven in de 3e hoogste. Het hele klassensysteem is een beetje achterhaald want iemand die alle ...

Dag 1 Kandy, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

Dag 1 Kandy

A travel blog entry by bertnmarij

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Vandaag is de laatste dag van Esala Perahera, het grootste Boeddhistische festival in Sri Lanka. Het duurt 10 dagen en schijnt prachtig te zijn. Duizenden Boeddhisten vanover het ganse land en daarbuiten, komen naar Kandy om dit spektakel te aanschouwen. ...

Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Colombo

A travel blog entry by aguas

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... e revistados varias vezes ao dia. Durante os seculos XVI e XVII os Portugueses controlaram a costa e o comercio no Sri Lanka, e deixaram a sua marca... ainda hoje muitas pessoas tem apelidos Portugueses, encontramos aqui muitos Silvas, entre outros. ...

Foldecykler og gummibåde, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka travel blog

Foldecykler og gummibåde

A travel blog entry by liv.w.aagaard

Jeg starter lige med en lille opdatering til de "problemer" jeg nævnte i det forrige oplæg. Vi har generelt haft problemer med at drikke nok vand i starten og flere har haft en kortere eller længere periode med svimmelhed, kvalme eller ...

På gensyn og tak!, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

På gensyn og tak!

A travel blog entry by liv.w.aagaard

... der var, læse historierne og bønnerne fra forældre som stadig leder efter deres børn. 40.000 mennesker døde i Sri Lanka og 5000 savnes stadig, en tredjedel af alle disse er børn. Det er næsten ikke til at forstå ...

Waves of destruction, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Waves of destruction

A travel blog entry by lionelrishi

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... on a beach with a book that covers the stories behind a lot of the village dances performed in villages in the South of Sri Lanka. I especially liked the one about the pregnant woman who got around the village quite prodigiously, so much so that she did ...

The cultural triangle, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka travel blog

The cultural triangle

A travel blog entry by nas.latif

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Anaradhapura This city dates back to 5 century. In its heyday there were tens of thousands people living here. To visit the other cities its cheaper to ge a 'Round Ticket'  at a cost of $61 but they thought I was from India and I got the ...

Ancient Sri Lankan Stuff!, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka travel blog

Ancient Sri Lankan Stuff!

A travel blog entry by trent

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... - the 3rd tallest structure in the ancient world after the Pyramids (400ft).    Moonstones - The only remaining one in Sri Lanka.  These were entranceways that represented movement from the secular to sacred worlds by following the path of ...

Mirissa - ruska kulisa..., Mirissa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Mirissa - ruska kulisa...

A travel blog entry by pg-travel

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...za kuliso pa glumci, igralci, prodajalci lufta in pa tudi tisti, ki ti prodajajo se umetne nasmehe zavoljo zasluzka....tako lahko na zelo kratek opis opiseva "mestece" Mirissa, ki postaja srilanska različica mesanic Monaca, Las Vegasa, Ibize ...

Under the Sea, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Under the Sea

A travel blog entry by lionelrishi

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... and out to sea. The sea is at it's weakest between 9am and 11am, at this time of year around the western coastline of Sri Lanka, this is further tempered by the coral which acts as buffer. This doesn't mean that conditions are anywhere close to calm. As ...

S. o. S. - Surf or Scuba!, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

S. o. S. - Surf or Scuba!

A travel blog entry by trent

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What better way to end a vacation than surrounding oneself with myriad decisions!  Should I sleep in today?  Should I go scuba diving?  Should I go lay on the sand and catch some sun?  Or should I go surfing today?!  Well, why do ...

Anuradhapura, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka travel blog

Anuradhapura

A travel blog entry by jeneggener

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... sites, but don't worry, I'm only going to explain a few of them.   The Samadhi Buddha is supposedly Sri Lanka's finest Buddha statue, built in the 4th Century. Ruvanelisaya Dagoba is just like any other dagoba but ...

Train through the Mountains to Nuwara Eliya, Ella, Sri Lanka travel blog

Train through the Mountains to Nuwara Eliya

A travel blog entry by offonourown2

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... , you have nothing to do, but just wait for the train to start moving again. The train is climbing to the highest town in Sri Lanka, Nuwara Eliya, Little England, named so because the weather system has it's own micro climate which means it is wet, cold, ...

An attempt at cycling round an ancient city, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

An attempt at cycling round an ancient city

A travel blog entry by williment

Two buses from Sigriya take us to Polonnaruwa the ancient capital of Sri Lanka. Ruins of the city are scattered around the small modern town. Similar to Hampi we have an entire ancient city to explore. We start exploring on bicycles, but given the quality ...

Et førstehåndsindtryk af Sri Lanka, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

Et førstehåndsindtryk af Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by liv.w.aagaard

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Så er vi i Sri Lanka! Her er varmt, luftfugtigheden er høj og nogen på den anden side af dalen spiller den samme sang på repeat meget højt (igår var det Let it go på srilankansk, idag temaet fra James Bond og lidt Totos ...

The end of the cooking adventure, Colombo District, Sri Lanka travel blog

The end of the cooking adventure

A travel blog entry by deetour

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... back with good wifi. He also found a Lane "Schoefield Lane" named after his great grandfather who introduced the postage system to Sri Lanka.   We headed off to Raja Bojun, a famous Sri Lankan restaurant for our final team meal. We were also given ...

Beautiful Ella, Ella, Sri Lanka travel blog

Beautiful Ella

A travel blog entry by offonourown2

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Stunning, and beautiful Becki and Bryan decide to go for a walk up Ella Rock, just going by the brief details in the guide book.  A 2km walk along a train track, then weaving though the hillside to the top of the hill where the views where just ...

Peeking Duck, Negombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Peeking Duck

A travel blog entry by timscott23

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Also known as peeping Duck. This was our last day in Hong Kong, but we didn't fly out until tonight, so left our luggage with the hostel staff and headed out for a cultural morning of museums, which are a short walk from where we have been staying. It ...

Trains and Mistaken Planes, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

Trains and Mistaken Planes

A travel blog entry by appleandparsnip

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... evening, we sat and watched the giant fruit bats in the storm feeling very relaxed, enjoying a drink on our last full night in Sri Lanka. Total 28 quid 9/1/11 Woke around 9am and had a lovely breakfast of egg, toast, jam and a fruit plate. After ...

Sri Lanka, Mirissa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by kareem

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... me what's going on in your life. A Tear in the Ocean I'm laying on the beach in Marissa, a small beach community on Sri Lanka's south coast. Nearly 12 months ago, the tsunami struck with no warning- reminding us that we are not in control of the ...

Sigiraya Rock - a real Game of Thrones story., Dambulla, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sigiraya Rock - a real Game of Thrones story.

A travel blog entry by deetour

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... , meanwhile headed off to South India, in fear of his life and by all accounts, finally collected a massive army and went back to Sri Lanka and marched on the citadel. Kassapa saw them coming and also saw his own guards etc running for their lives, so he ...

We're in Sri Lanka!!, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

We're in Sri Lanka!!

A travel blog entry by niaandandrew

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... ploy to earn our trust then sell us spices - shocking! We also went to the temple of the Sacred Tooth - a big deal for Sri Lankan Buddhists. This morning we woke up early and went on a tuk-tuk to Pinnewala elephant orphanage and saw loads of elephants ...

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