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

A truly frightening elephant stampede

A travel blog entry by beckerworldtrip


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


A travel blog entry by bruceontour


... . But then the landscape opens up dramatically, and the views across the tank are superb. 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


... 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 ...

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


... 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


A travel blog entry by mrsjo

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Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Pinnawala, Sri Lanka travel blog

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

A travel blog entry by rayandpaul


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


... 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


... 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


... 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 ...

Tea country Ella to Kandy, Ella, Sri Lanka travel blog

Tea country Ella to Kandy

A travel blog entry by ggoat


... a fantastic Lump of Rice which consisted of all sorts of rice and curry goodness cooked in a banana leaf.  The train system in Sri Lanka seems steeped in colonial nostalgia - the offices and signs not have been changed for 50 years. I thought that it ...

Travelling aroud Sri Lanka, Wilpattu, Sri Lanka travel blog

Travelling aroud Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by deborahdowning


Have had a great time travelling around Sri Lanka for 2 weeks.  As usual, I’ve seen and done so much.  Below, a few highlights and some photos. We started off in Negombo, and one of our first stop was the toddy tappers on our way to do a ...

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

Day 12 - Ella Hill Station

A travel blog entry by kmann69


... 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


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


A travel blog entry by jeneggener


... 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, ...

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


... 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


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


... 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


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 ...

Jan 27, 2002, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka travel blog

Jan 27, 2002

A travel blog entry by barrontv


Varm velkomst, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Varm velkomst

A travel blog entry by verdensreise


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


A travel blog entry by nipitiri


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


... 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


... , 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


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 ...

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 ...

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

Where the civil war ended

A travel blog entry by mo_mike


... 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 ...

A very lovely climb, Ratnapura, Sri Lanka travel blog

A very lovely climb

A travel blog entry by annabelhender


From our viewpoint yesterday we had seen Ella Rock and it was definitely the "climb" to do. We set off with two backpacks containing solely water, bananas and sun cream which Kate dare not live without. A little googling had informed us of a possible ...

Hello, Sri Lanka, Negombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Hello, Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by appleandparsnip


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 ...

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