Travel Blogs from Sri Lanka

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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 ...

Day 3 - Udawalawe, Udawalawa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Day 3 - Udawalawe

A travel blog entry by weeanniemcd

... behind' definitely didn't apply to this poor soul. God love her. From the beginning of the tour, we had quickly realised that Sri Lanka has a huge variety of birdlife - much too many to name. We saw birds with very vibrant colouring similar to those seen ...

It's a new day, a new dawn - from Sri Pada, Sri Pada, Sri Lanka travel blog

It's a new day, a new dawn - from Sri Pada

A travel blog entry by woodlouse

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... and got up at 2am to begin the walk up Sri Pada. Adams Peak (or Sri Pada as it's locally known) is one of Sri Lanka's foremost buddhist pilgrimage sites and most striking natural features. At the top there's a buddhist shrine and what is said to be the ...

Unawatuna, Unawatuna, Sri Lanka travel blog

Unawatuna

A travel blog entry by mrsjo

Please see ...

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Pinnawala, Sri Lanka travel blog

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

A travel blog entry by rayandpaul

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Pinnawala elephant orphanage was formed to protect & nurture orphaned elephants. The orphanage began in 1975 on a coconut plantation and after various moves, finally settled in its present 25 acre location 16 years ago. There are around 60 elephants ...

Sri Lanka, Unawatuna, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by selenaolson

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... byes. It was great to spend the time travelling with Catherine and John. Lots of laughs and adventures. I'm glad I went to Sri Lanka but I don't think there is anything that would bring me back. There is more culture, colour, friendly people, ...

glitter in the air, Dalhousie, Sri Lanka travel blog

glitter in the air

A travel blog entry by ecour0404

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... why we chose to work so hard to get to this unremarkable place, well it is at the base of a mountain (the highest in Sri Lanka) that houses the foot print of the first moment that Adam/Buddha/Shiva (depending who you ask) set foot on this wonderful ...

SRI LANKA   1_21_2016, Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka travel blog

SRI LANKA 1_21_2016

A travel blog entry by jjndotr

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... we will be able to load up the pictures and you can see first-hand where we have been and what we have seen.  Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon), a tiny island nation south of India in the Indian Ocean, is a rugged land of rainforest, diverse wildlife and ...

Day 12 - Ella Hill Station, Ella, Sri Lanka travel blog

Day 12 - Ella Hill Station

A travel blog entry by kmann69

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... a tea plantation offering spectacular views of the Ella Gap, an elevated view between two mountains of the dusty planes of Sri Lanka. Stunning photo opportunities at every turn...... Walking further out of town, we visited the the Newburgh Green Tea ...

Three Lions Fail to Roar, Unawatuna, Sri Lanka travel blog

Three Lions Fail to Roar

A travel blog entry by jamieparkins

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Thursday was my earliest start yet.  1.30am to be precise, as my alarm woke me to watch England vs. Croatia in my hotel room on India-based Star TV.  It seemed a bit surreal watching the match live at such an unusual hour, and the sense of ...

Ella, Ella, Sri Lanka travel blog

Ella

A travel blog entry by jeneggener

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... and I had to pull him towards the center of the carriage because I thought he was going to fall out of the moving train. Sri Lanka continues to be an extremely friendly and welcoming place.  Most people smile and say "hello" as you pass them, ...

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