Travel Blogs from Sri Lanka

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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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Sri Lanka - Our Summary, Negombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sri Lanka - Our Summary

A travel blog entry by offonourown2

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... . 2 hour bus ride = 60p. 2 hour train ride = 70p. Ok so they may bit a bit crowded and a bit grubby, but you can't fault the service Things which remind us of Sri Lanka ~ Lion Beer, Elephants, Curried Egg Pastries, Tea Would we recommend it? ...

Sigiriya, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sigiriya

A travel blog entry by rayandpaul

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From Pinnawala, our next destination was Sigiriya. We stayed in the lovely Sigiriya Hotel, with its lawn and pool looking out at the rock itself. 'Giriya' meaning jaws and throat, while 'Sinha' being of course lion, the 600ft rock finds its name. A ...

Dag 2 Kandy - Uthuwankanda, Mawanella, Sri Lanka travel blog

Dag 2 Kandy - Uthuwankanda

A travel blog entry by bertnmarij

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... over op een tuktuk en slaan een klein weggetje in. Via kleine dorpjes rijden we naar een rots en dan verder door naar een Sri Lankees Bokrijk over de lokale Robin Hood. Het coplex is nog in aanbouw maar voornamelijk de culturele kant is klaar. Het ...

Dag 3 Kandy - Dambulla - Sigiriya, Kimbissa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Dag 3 Kandy - Dambulla - Sigiriya

A travel blog entry by bertnmarij

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... with coconut and honey. Quite tasty! Sakula heeft een auto met chauffeur gehuurd zodat we naar enkele highlights van centraal Sri Lanka kunnen. Onze eerste stop is de Sri Muthumariamman Thevasthanam Hindoe tempel in het dorpje Matale. Een heel kleurrijke ...

Sri Lanka - the lazy way!, Negombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sri Lanka - the lazy way!

A travel blog entry by guyandvicki

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Hi, We've had a fab time in Sri Lanka, it's such a gorgeous country and the people are all really friendly! Unfortunately it's a touch on the expensive side so we're off to India tomorrow in search of a cheap beach hut to laze around in for a few ...

Kandy, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

Kandy

A travel blog entry by timscott23

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... - check out the cheap DVDs.  Tim did what he most wanted to do - buy internet access for the remainder of our time in Sri Lanka.  He has bought a 'dongle' which means we are now the envy of the other guest house guests and we are able to check ...

Time for a cool sharp Harp, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Time for a cool sharp Harp

A travel blog entry by theworldtrip

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We dropped into Sri Lanka with our blagged extra leg room and had a four hour wait for our connecting flight so we managed to grab a few pints. OK, so we were still a far cry from being able to get a cool sharp Harp but the beer was a more than ...

Great wall of Galle, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Great wall of Galle

A travel blog entry by williment

... also a good cheap Indian - "Indian Hut" - decor and logo suspiciously similar to Pizza Hut.  Like most tourists to Sri Lanka we buy a traditional wooden mask - tightly wrapped in bubble wrap but instantly recognisable to the parcel wrapper at the ...

First Footsteps, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

First Footsteps

A travel blog entry by benandcally

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After a couple of nights in Colombo we then worked our way down the western coast through Aluthgama, Bentota and Ambalangoda. We have now arrived in Hikkaduwa and plan to stay for a while having found accommodation in an Ayurverdic Hospital which ...

kylan erityispiirteita, Weligama, Sri Lanka travel blog

kylan erityispiirteita

A travel blog entry by anssku

... kuulumaan huoneen hintaan, mutta harvoin ostamme sita itse kaupasta. Vuoristoalueella kaytimme saannollisesti "mandia" eli vesipesua. Sri Lankan suurimpia ymparistoongelmia on puiden hakkuu, etenkin juuri vanhojen vuoristometsien. Kuten jo viimeksi annoin ...

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