Travel Blogs from Sri Lanka

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De polhena ŕ Ahangama sur les plages du Sud, Mirissa, Sri Lanka travel blog

De polhena ŕ Ahangama sur les plages du Sud

A travel blog entry by mikadiena

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Aprčs la belle plage de Tangalla, on reprend le bus pour qqs heures pour rejoindre la plage de Polhena, ŕ qqs km de Matara afin de poser nos valises pour 2 nuits. La plage en elle-męme n'est pas sensas, mais elle a le mérite d’ętre loin de ...

up in the clouds, Ella, Sri Lanka travel blog

up in the clouds

A travel blog entry by leendunc

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... by green mountains and tea plantations,  is 3000ft above sea level and has a much cooler climate than the majority of Sri Lanka.  This cooler weather allowed us to go on long walks, without worrying about the midday heat.  Most of the ...

Not a good start...., Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Not a good start....

A travel blog entry by lindasmejkal

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... I have of myself as a savvy traveler but, I was ripped off to the tune of $45 within the first four hours do being in Sri Lanka! My defense is a weak one - the folly of someone actually being kind to an older lady and playing on a tourist interest of ...

Sri Lanka Summary, Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sri Lanka Summary

A travel blog entry by trent

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... , sunrise hiking or scuba diving, relaxing on the beach or surfing the waves, you can find a great place to do all the above in Sri Lanka. Traveling: If you plan on traveling around SL, then it's best to hire a driver.  I used SL Driver Tours ...

On our way to Sirigiya, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka travel blog

On our way to Sirigiya

A travel blog entry by crosintheworld

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On April 2, our driver and guide drove us from Negombo to Sigiriya, with an interesting stop at the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. There we could see many young elephants, first at the river and then at the park, and we could also feed one of them. ...

Train to the hilly country, Ella, Sri Lanka travel blog

Train to the hilly country

A travel blog entry by nas.latif

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After a good sleep and a few bottles of beer I got ready to get the train for the next place on my trip. On the way to the station the tuk tuk driver and I stopped at a tea estate and I ordered a pot of their weakest tea. It cost very little and I ...

Temple of the tooth  of Buddha, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

Temple of the tooth of Buddha

A travel blog entry by radsolv

... of one of the most charming towns I'd ever visited. Magnificent botanical gardens, elephant parade when celebrating Buddha feasts. In Sri Lanka I tasted the most fiery curries ever. Went to Neuaralia, another Raj hill station, tea plantations, ...

Stupendous Sigiriya, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka travel blog

Stupendous Sigiriya

A travel blog entry by thestewarts

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... Asia, and certainly no Angkor Wat.   Our final day was put aside to fulfil one of our main reasons for coming to Sri Lanka - to climb the iconic rock fortress of Lion Rock (or Sigiriya). Theories abound as to when it was built and for what purpose, ...

More lounging (it's very addictive), Bentota, Sri Lanka travel blog

More lounging (it's very addictive)

A travel blog entry by vague-abonding

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Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Colombo

A travel blog entry by vague-abonding

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... a few hours of relaxing by the pool seemed a fitting way to end such a fantastic holiday and family get together.  Sri Lanka's troubles were all over the news and Independence day was coming up, so you could argue it wasn't the safest place ...

The ancient city of Anuradhapura, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka travel blog

The ancient city of Anuradhapura

A travel blog entry by vague-abonding

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With Ella and Khun safely back to Thailand, the four of us jumped on a train to the North to cycle around the ancient ruined city of Anuradhapura.  We didn't realise as we pedalled our bone-shaking ancient bikes out of the guest house that we ...

In search of the perfect beach, Nilavelli, Sri Lanka travel blog

In search of the perfect beach

A travel blog entry by vague-abonding

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... beneficial to both sides from a financial perspective. It seems though that at long last, the government is aware of the Sri Lanka people's overwhelming desire for an end to the conflict. A conflict that has raged for almost thirty years, between a ...

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Pinnawala, Sri Lanka travel blog

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

A travel blog entry by vague-abonding

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... stand a chance out in the jungle on their own. They need direction, female direction. Full power to the matriarchs. As you can imagine, Sri Lanka is not at home to health and safety so Tom spent most of his time in amongst the enormous beasts - not all ...

Why don't elephants wear clothes?, Kegalla Sanctuary, Sri Lanka travel blog

Why don't elephants wear clothes?

A travel blog entry by serenelisabeth

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... vehicle instead. On the road between Colombo and Kandy is the famous Pinnawela elephant orphanage. It was established in 1975 by the Sri Lanka Wildlife department and takes care of more than 100 elephants in a space of over 24 acres. As well as ...

wet and warm in Wasgamuwa, Mathale, Sri Lanka travel blog

wet and warm in Wasgamuwa

A travel blog entry by woodlouse

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As a quick over view, human elephant conflict is a problem in Sri Lanka. As a result of Mahaweli Ganga river irrigation project in 1986, areas of jungle were cut down to make new paddy fields and new villages were created. The population of the villages ...

Becky Arrives!, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

Becky Arrives!

A travel blog entry by staringbongos

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Becky, my dear college friend, arrived! Rizvi met her flight when it came in around 2:45am in Colombo and drove her to Kandy, about a 2.5 hour drive. He took the tuk-tuk, which he assured us was better than taking a car. Becky's not so sure – it ...

The Ancient City of Polonnaruwa, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

The Ancient City of Polonnaruwa

A travel blog entry by bumihills

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Polonnaruwa was one of our two favorite sites in Sri Lanka (the other being Dambulla).  It is truly a beautiful area with fantastic ruins and sculptures.  On the way we stopped to visit a copy of the Avukana Buddha Statue which we had missed the ...

the view from the top is always the same, Dambulla, Sri Lanka travel blog

the view from the top is always the same

A travel blog entry by ecour0404

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... touts.trying to get me to go to their guest houses (sigiriya is close by and is the number on tourist attraction in Sri Lanka). I met an interesting character named "bob Marley" (he thinks hes black. All his clothes are Marley inspired, his tuk tuk ...

Sloní sirotčinec, Pinnawala, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sloní sirotčinec

A travel blog entry by deniska

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Ayubowan, nejbarevnější ostrov Šrí-Lanka je domovem slonů Indických. Druhý den jsme vyráželi do kraje Pinnawala, kde se nachází sloní sirotčinec (založen roku 1975)! ★ Cesta do tohoto kraje byla ...

Aurudu - Sri Lankan New Year, Batticaloa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Aurudu - Sri Lankan New Year

A travel blog entry by salcat

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... preparation because it would not be good luck for the new year ahead to use an old pot - everything is a new start.  A Sri Lankan was telling me that their mother has passed away a couple of months earlier. When somebody passes away in your family ...

The Fixer, Ella, Sri Lanka travel blog

The Fixer

A travel blog entry by cathonaventure

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... shouted one. “Sita’s Heaven!” I shouted back, saying the name of one place from The Book (a.k.a. the Lonely Planet Sri Lanka) that had sounded good to us—it was described as a quiet place a five-minute walk from the centre of ...

Wasting Away in Weligama, Weligama, Sri Lanka travel blog

Wasting Away in Weligama

A travel blog entry by aviva88

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... , this is what we've been up to and its been heavenly!  There is a lot more to say about my observations of beautiful Sri Lanka, its culture, its warm and friendly people, its traditions but I will have to leave it for another entry...its time to go ...

just add moonlight, Negombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

just add moonlight

A travel blog entry by ecour0404

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... and head to bed. I had a tuk tuk come to get me at 3 am to start my very long, round about way for getting home. From Sri Lanka I flew 4 hours to Mumbai where I had a wonderful 24 hour layover. I wasn't able to get a transit visa so I was stuck in the ...

Devilled fish, Negombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Devilled fish

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... ; My first taste of Sri Lankan cuisine was just along from the hotel with dinner at the Coconut Primitive Restaurant. Sri Lankan Special - Devilled fish 690 rupees + large bottle of Tiger beer = 1,430 rupees / NZ 13.60 / US$ ...

Giant squirrels round the infinity pool, Dambulla, Sri Lanka travel blog

Giant squirrels round the infinity pool

A travel blog entry by williment

The day after new year's day we set out by bus from Kandy to Dambulla. Sri Lankan buses are broadly similar to Indian one's - battle scarred old Tatas and Ashok-Leylands. There seems an even wider variety of people getting on a bus stations after money. ...

Traukinio bėgiais (Šri Lanka VI), Ella, Sri Lanka travel blog

Traukinio bėgiais (Šri Lanka VI)

A travel blog entry by ausrine

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... 269;iojimu per arbatos plantacijas neturistiniais maršrutais. Ar gražu? Spręskit iš nuotraukų :) Ar bus daugiau nuotraukų? O taip - ryt į Pietus traukiam! Prie vandenyno! Užbaigti pažintį su Šri ...

A truly frightening elephant stampede, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

A truly frightening elephant stampede

A travel blog entry by beckerworldtrip

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While sitting out storms in Kandy we took a venture to an elephant orphanage about an hour outside of town in a place called Pinnawala. We had heard some great things about it, that they are saving orphaned elephants from all over Asia, giving them a ...

Elephants, Dambulla, Sri Lanka travel blog

Elephants

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... . But then the landscape opens up dramatically, and the views across the tank are superb. http://www.lonelyplanet.com/sri-lanka/the-ancient-cities/minneriya-national-park/introduction#ixzz4FsICERmy Then on the way back we passed several other herds ...

Galle, an expat favorite, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Galle, an expat favorite

A travel blog entry by lindasmejkal

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... last destination, Galle. We were met last night by Rothita, from Gemini Tours, who was our driver for the first three days in Sri Lanka. It's a long drive down the mountains, around Columbo and to Galle so it was nice to be with our friend and driver. ...

kylmaa ravintolaruokaa, mutta kivoja kauppoja, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka travel blog

kylmaa ravintolaruokaa, mutta kivoja kauppoja

A travel blog entry by anssku

... liikuntaa varten. Taalla urheilukentilla voi samanaikaisesti laiduntaa lehmat, kun toisella laidalla lyodaan krikettia. Monet sanovat, etta Sri Lanka on kuin siistimpi versio Intiasta. On tassa maassa kuitenkin hyvin paljon muitakin eroja Intiaan ...

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