Travel Blogs from Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka for the New Year, Welligama, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sri Lanka for the New Year

A travel blog entry by kiteboarder

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We left India this would be the last time until the next time. Both tired and exhausted, we traveled by train in first class from Bombay to Chennai. This was a treat as we had always traveled 4th class and it was nice to have clean sheets and air ...

Unatawuna, Unawatuna, Sri Lanka travel blog

Unatawuna

A travel blog entry by jeneggener

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... nbsp; I was considering continuing along the coast to a couple more towns that seem somewhat interesting, but seeing as I only have one month in Sri Lanka, I don't have too much time to just wander.  I hope you are well.  peace, ...

Sri Lanka Round tour 7nights 8days, Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sri Lanka Round tour 7nights 8days

A travel blog entry by ruwantrips

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... at Ella Day 6: Ella – Yala After breakfast we leave for Yala on the way we can see rawana waterfall. Yala is Sri Lanka’s second largest wildlife park and has the largest population of Leopard in Sri Lanka. Yala is famed for its leopard ...

kanneliya rainforest, Thawalama, Sri Lanka travel blog

kanneliya rainforest

A travel blog entry by jojo-a-lenka

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... back we spotted a baby snake that I was able to hold for few moments to get some pictures. At the end of the walk we managed to see few monkeys that were very shy so we have only one good enough photo of one of them.   Next – still in Sri ...

An Unexpected Stop, and a Long Overdue Post!, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

An Unexpected Stop, and a Long Overdue Post!

A travel blog entry by kittierar

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... be offended.  But have decided that my Maldivian tan evidently doesn't suit... and I'm going back to pale and interesting asap! Sri Lanka is a lot larger than I thought - my driver being an excellent source of facts and figures, I now know it has ...

Home From Home, Dalhousie, Sri Lanka travel blog

Home From Home

A travel blog entry by jamieparkins

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... room are all painfully redolent of ol' Blighty. The memory of England lives on, too, with the rather dilapidated racecourse (Sri Lanka's only horse-racing meetings are held here), the workaday Victoria Park and a golf course.  Another touch of ...

ascension adam's peak, sri pada, Sri Lanka travel blog

ascension adam's peak

A travel blog entry by lucaseb

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Climbing Mt. Adam, Nuware-Eliya, Sri Lanka travel blog

Climbing Mt. Adam

A travel blog entry by radsolv

Mt. Adam also called Pidurulalagala 2524 meters highest in Sri ...

frénésie à Colombo, Bopitiya, Sri Lanka travel blog

frénésie à Colombo

A travel blog entry by lucaseb

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scooting in east coast's A bay, Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka travel blog

scooting in east coast's A bay

A travel blog entry by leendunc

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... . The road turns to a dust track and without sign of a boundary or ticket office we have entered the north east area of Sri Lanka's national park. As a whole, the park is home to deer, buffalo, crocadiles, elephants and even leopards, but Kumanu or the ...

5000 steps, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

5000 steps

A travel blog entry by serenelisabeth

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... a typical English village style church in the centre of town, right next door to the most famous Hindu Temple in Sri Lanka. I stayed in a friendly guest house overlooking the lake and made plans with an American photographer to visit a religious mountain ...

Golden Temple at Dambulla and Kandy, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

Golden Temple at Dambulla and Kandy

A travel blog entry by jowhiting

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... were much smaller and less impressive than the others. From here we were to visit a Spice and Herbal garden at Kaudupella.  Sri Lanka is world renowned for its healing spices and herbs, in fact 1500 species of medicinal plants are used. We were ...

Building Houses, Tangalle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Building Houses

A travel blog entry by feliz_carolina

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We went to some MCC partner projects, where they are building houses for people who were affected by the Tsunami. Its been a year and a half since the Tsunami hit, and people are still not in houses! It was really sad. People are living in schools, ...

In Kandy, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

In Kandy

A travel blog entry by hornuts

... Kandy to crash for a couple of days.  Kandy is in "the hills" here so it's actually cooler than what I expected from Sri Lanka.  The Indian consulate was closed today on account of some holiday I can't pronounce, so I wandered down into town to ...

Feb 19, 2012, Mihintale, Sri Lanka travel blog

Feb 19, 2012

A travel blog entry by lucaseb

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Yala National Park, Tissa, Sri Lanka, Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka travel blog

Yala National Park, Tissa, Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by longwayhomenz

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Yala national park, apparently, has the highest leopard densities in the world. After 77 days in Africa, and after seeing only 1 leopard from a far distance, we had all fingers and toes crossed that we would see a leopard relatively close. We booked a ...

beaches, turtles and whales, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

beaches, turtles and whales

A travel blog entry by jojo-a-lenka

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... red we needed a day off the beach so we decided to fulfil our dream and for the next day we booked a whale watching trip. Sri Lanka especially Mirrisa is very famous for whale watching and it was the peak season. On the way there we saw lot of fish ...

Paradise Found, (original title still Lost), Tangalla, Sri Lanka travel blog

Paradise Found, (original title still Lost)

A travel blog entry by williment

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A short hop on the bus along the South coast brings us to the aptly named Palm Paradise Cabanas, Tangalla.  We had these ear marked for ages after reading good reviews on 'Trip advisor' and were certainly not disappointed. We were quickly installed ...

Little England, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka travel blog

Little England

A travel blog entry by offonourown2

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... a damp smell.  After doing our best to say no way Jose politely, we found our own accommodation but everything is quite pricey here and we are not sure why. Oh well - we have seen the alternative SRi Lanka now. What time is that train out of ...

Meet the Parents, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Meet the Parents

A travel blog entry by jamieparkins

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... fresh but ferments into a cloudy drink reminiscent of cider.  When fermented and refined, toddy produces arrack (33% proof), Sri Lanka's national beverage for the strong livered.  Toddy is only sold informally in villages around the island, and ...

On the road again ..., ude pussellawa, Sri Lanka travel blog

On the road again ...

A travel blog entry by lucaseb

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We are safe and well, Unatuwana, Sri Lanka travel blog

We are safe and well

A travel blog entry by erinallison

A few people reached out given the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. We are still in Sri Lanka and safe. We are due to head to Japan on April 11th and are monitoring the situation closely. We are actually in the heaviest hit area of the 2004 tsunami ...

Arriving in Sri Lanka, Bandaranaike  Airport, Sri Lanka travel blog

Arriving in Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by hornuts

  I finally arrived in Sri Lanka after a long shitty night in Singapore's Changi Airport.  The transit hotel and other sleeping rooms were all overpriced, and either let you stay only 3 or 6 hours, so I held out as long as I could and had just 3 ...

So we made it to Sri Lanka, Tangalle, Sri Lanka travel blog

So we made it to Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by westwoods

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... already complete. Shops and markets have been rebuilt so that normal life can restart and the Charity we are working for, Adopt Sri Lanka have helped to rebuild 50+ Guest Houses along the south coast. We are currently staying in one such guesthouse, ...

no leopards but plenty of crocs, Mirissa, Sri Lanka travel blog

no leopards but plenty of crocs

A travel blog entry by niaandandrew

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Hi everyone, it's time for another update! Joy! I know some of you were worried about us with the crocodiles, but fear not we're still in two pieces. So from Ella we caught several buses and travelled down some bumpy and dusty roads ...

You want Tuk-Tuk sir?, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

You want Tuk-Tuk sir?

A travel blog entry by reinder.prins

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... and the closest town to the airport (10 KM) - pretty much acclimatizing and preparing my trip for the next 2 weeks. Since Sri Lanka only has 1 international airport I'll fly out of the exact same spot, enabling me to leave my big backpack in ...

Sweet Cinnamon, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sweet Cinnamon

A travel blog entry by lindasmejkal

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... know? We've visited the local market and had tea at the Queens Hotel. There are many brands of clothing made here in Sri Lanka (Cherokee, Eddie Bauer, etc.) and the main mall in town you can find overruns or whatever, some with the tags removed, at ...

Southwest Leg Of Sri Lanka, Unawatuna, Sri Lanka travel blog

Southwest Leg Of Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by mo_mike

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Great beaches, great surf, great food. For Mo and I it was our favourite local cuisine and that is saying alot because we loved the food in India. The locals on the coast are easy going and that includes the shop owners and beach sellers. And if you stay ...

Welcome to the war zone Ms Parkyn, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Welcome to the war zone Ms Parkyn

A travel blog entry by vague-abonding

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... serious foreign journalists, yet in reality they couldn't have been less intimidating. Mostly the soldiers in Colombo - and elsewhere in Sri Lanka - wanted to practise their English and find out which one was the real wife (they tended to guess right - ...

Polonnaruwa, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Polonnaruwa

A travel blog entry by jeneggener

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... I stayed at a guesthouse with a tv so can wake up early in the morning to watch the polls closing and the results come in.  Sri Lanka is 11.5 hours later than Chicago time.  I woke up at 5:30 AM, turned on the tv and Obama had 3 electoral ...

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