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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, ...

Day 4 - Ella, Ella, Sri Lanka travel blog

Day 4 - Ella

A travel blog entry by weeanniemcd

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... . The valley between them stretching out to the horizon . Our hostess, whose name we didn't catch, is definitely the most memorable Sri Lankan we've met so far, 29 years old and married with a beautiful 4 years old daughter. She was extremely attentive ...

sitting on the edge of the end of the world, Ohiya, Sri Lanka travel blog

sitting on the edge of the end of the world

A travel blog entry by ecour0404

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... be at the highlight of the park; the worlds end (a further 5 km), before the clouds and mist set in. but the sneaky Sri Lankan government thought their layout out well. There is a checkpoint 6 km into the walking route that doesn't open till 6am meaning ...

Nuwara Eliya to Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Nuwara Eliya to Colombo

A travel blog entry by swatitari

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Started for Colombo a bit late in the morning and the way visited a tea factory where we were explained the entire tea making process. Although very interesting the strong aromas of the tea leaves sent me in quite a giddy!! We had lunch with the attached ...

Kandy, Sri Lanka, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

Kandy, Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by loubie

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... my photos onto snapfish. Im off to buy some clothes later and try to not get annoyed with the amount of people around. As i have lost all sense of what day it is, i have come out shopping in Sri Lanka'a second biggest city on a Saturday afternoon!! ...

Little Dream and other wonders, Dambulla, Sri Lanka travel blog

Little Dream and other wonders

A travel blog entry by cathonaventure

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In Dambulla, we stayed at "Little Dream," a place with the notation “Our Pick” beside it in the Lonely Planet guidebook. From the outside, it was idyllic—there were comfortable chairs and hammocks beside a small garden, and because it ...

Varm velkomst, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Varm velkomst

A travel blog entry by verdensreise

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Etter en lang reise via Frankfurt har vi nå ankommet Sri Lanka. Klokken er 04.00 lokal tid, og 23.30 norsk tid. Det var lagt opp til soving hele turen, men til tross for at vi hadde en hel fire-seter for oss selv, ble det ikke mye søvn. Det er ...

Hikkaduwa, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Hikkaduwa

A travel blog entry by nipitiri

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Täna hommikul lahkus grupp ja jäime kolmekesi maha. Üks inimene läks juba üleeile, tal sai puhkus otsa. Nii et kuus väikest neegrit India poole teel... Seal jätkuvalt halli-kalli, tolm ja varemed. Oleme komplektis 2n+1m ;) Kolisime teise ...

First stop - homestay!, Pita Kotte, Sri Lanka travel blog

First stop - homestay!

A travel blog entry by gos201

Guys! So glad I've finally found internet and can let you all know that I have survived my first few days in Sri Lanka - SOMEHOW?! This country is unreal...The humidity bombards you as you get off the plane and is completely relentless. We arrived at ...

Into the depths of Kandy..., Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

Into the depths of Kandy...

A travel blog entry by girlabouttown

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... a picturesque backdrop and the white building of the temple itself has splashes of colour in tropical flowers and shrines. Most Sri Lankan visitors wore white outfits, and all visitors needed to have legs and shoulders covered. In The grounds of the ...

To Whales, Mirissa, Sri Lanka travel blog

To Whales

A travel blog entry by welovemondays

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... , buses with booming raga music or if it's a posh bus, you might even get Bollywood movies to watch.... Whatever way you travel, Sri Lanka is always colourful and the volume setting is very much stuck at eleven!  Much as we love the vibrancy, the ...

To Sri Lanka!, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

To Sri Lanka!

A travel blog entry by staringbongos

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We'd sort of been dreading this day. When we’d booked our flight to Sri Lanka, the best timing and pricing was on China Eastern Airlines. I looked up their safety record and it was excellent. And they’re in an alliance with Delta, which seemed ...

Where the civil war ended, Uppevelli, Sri Lanka travel blog

Where the civil war ended

A travel blog entry by mo_mike

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... he laughs and says where headed north to the Tamil area and we should get off here. We get off in the middle of nowhere Sri Lanka and wait at the side of the road hoping a bus wiil show up to take us back to Trincomalee. An hour later a bus ...

Hello, Sri Lanka, Negombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Hello, Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by appleandparsnip

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On 02/01/2011 we packed our bags and left for Sri Lanka. Accompanied by Norma, Shirley and Rick, we made our way to Heathrow airport for our 9.30pm flight. A lovely last meal at cafe rouge before waving goodbye and heading through departures. Slightly ...

Train to Nuwara Eliya, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka travel blog

Train to Nuwara Eliya

A travel blog entry by susiewoo

Andy declared that from now on he would pay all my lodging and food expenses, and began by paying the bill of the guest house. Leaving Kandy we went by train to Nuwara Eliya. The first train took us to Gampola, a place at where we ate a fantastic meal ...

Elephants, Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka travel blog

Elephants

A travel blog entry by cathonaventure

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... February 4 (Independence Day) and Tuesday, February 7 (Poya, Full Moon Day). Foreign tourists were in the minority today as Sri Lankans had come out to enjoy their national park and bag their own leopard and elephant sightings. Nissa must have jumped the ...

Kandy - Hill Capital of SriLanka, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

Kandy - Hill Capital of SriLanka

A travel blog entry by swatitari

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Arrived in Kandy late in the evening but was very much pleased by the view that our hotel offered. Situated right on the banks of the Mahaveli river, it was a fine setting for relaxing after a hectic day. Settled in for the night after a sumptuous ...

From Negombo to the Roof of Sri Lanka, Delhousie, Sri Lanka travel blog

From Negombo to the Roof of Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by appleandparsnip

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... and friendly and you often found that you had to hold on for dear life so as not to fall out!   Travelling through Sri Lanka so far reminds us of something Karl Pilkington once said:"There's just so much to see it makes your mind tired", which is ...

Little Britain, Nawara Eliya, Sri Lanka travel blog

Little Britain

A travel blog entry by appleandparsnip

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... ate in Victoria Park, which is beautiful with its birdlife, gardens and trees, although we seemed to be the main attraction and young Sri Lankans couldn't stop taking photos of us as we sat eating on the bench. Spent the rest of the day writing our blogs ...

the loads getting lighter with every mile, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

the loads getting lighter with every mile

A travel blog entry by ecour0404

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... to the large police presence. The city had erected a series of large screens at one end that had a projection of the South Africa Sri Lanka cricket game. It was a great atmosphere, especially because Sri Lanka won. I really do enjoy Sri Lanka but for some ...

Safari, Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka travel blog

Safari

A travel blog entry by stephyhoggy

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Day 3 additional bits - The lady with the baby was heading to see her family for a holiday. Her son was 1 and a half and very cute. He was fascinated by my fan so I let him have a go while I chatted to his mum about her family and husband who was in the ...

UPDATE, Negombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

UPDATE

A travel blog entry by irini-octupus

Hello everyone and happy new year!!!! just a quick message to say that I am well and currently in Sri Lanka.I want to apologise for disappearing for all this time. In Bali internet cafes were difficult to find, then it was Xmas and New year. Then I ...

Sidetrip to Mihintale, Mihintale, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sidetrip to Mihintale

A travel blog entry by hornuts

Mihintale ...

Back to Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Back to Colombo

A travel blog entry by stubbo

To be updated some time soon I ...

Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by nickandmilly

Sri ...

Scuba-watuna, Unawatuna, Sri Lanka travel blog

Scuba-watuna

A travel blog entry by randfamily

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... English. There was recent history too. Hasantha could point out the places that were devastated by the 2004 tsunami, where estimates of the Sri Lankan death toll are as high as 70,000 people. Galle was hit hard, but the areas inside the ancient walled ...

The Wedding, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

The Wedding

A travel blog entry by bass_ke

The only thing planned for today was attending a wedding of a good friends daughter. It was really cool to watch the whole ceremony take place and to meet some more locals, even more entertaining was the drive back to our guesthouse by Uncle Lal, the ...

Strah v kosteh pred vzponom na Adam's Peak, Hatton, Sri Lanka travel blog

Strah v kosteh pred vzponom na Adam's Peak

A travel blog entry by pg-travel

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... pojeva se zajtrk, od tam pa pot nadaljujeva proti zelezniski postaji, saj naju caka ze prva voznja z vlakom proti vznozju gore Sri Pada, na katero se vzpenjava jutri....transport tukaj se je izkazal za res edinstvenega, vlak je imel namrec eno uro ...

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