Travel Blogs from Sri Lanka

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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 ...

Adams Peak ( The Buddha's Footprint), Hatton, Sri Lanka travel blog

Adams Peak ( The Buddha's Footprint)

A travel blog entry by nas.latif

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... the foot of the 2234 mountain which they call Sri Pada. This is another place for pilgrimage and many people I met in my travels round Sri Lanka had been there at least once in their lives.This is the place the Buddha is said to have come and left his ...

rand, Tangalle, Sri Lanka travel blog

rand

A travel blog entry by nipitiri

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Rannas tagasi, sedapuhku linna nimi Tangalle. Parast viie internetipunkti külastamist oleme leidud ühenduse. Pärast saabumist ja kapsastunud olekus esimesena valitud hotelli uksest käisid lained peaaegu et sisse. Kolisime järgmisel päeva juba ...

Buses and Bikes in Batti, Batticaloa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Buses and Bikes in Batti

A travel blog entry by thestewarts

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... we had everything we needed and giving us loads of helpful advice. She also translated between us and Amma (which means Mother in Sri Lanka), who had the biggest heart and welcomed us with hugs and kisses and delicious Chai!  It was actually a bit ...

Smelly fish story, Negombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Smelly fish story

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... . At least the wind blew away the smell. This intense, salty concoction is one of the essential building blocks of the Sri Lankan kitchen. The town is situated at the northern end of a lagoon renowned for lobsters, crabs and prawns. Weaving through ...

Yala National Park, Yala, Sri Lanka travel blog

Yala National Park

A travel blog entry by rayandpaul

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Yala safari park has a beautiful stretch of beach just outside, where we stayed. The park itself, is a dusty, dry area, with elephants being the main sight to ...

Fifty in the Fort, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Fifty in the Fort

A travel blog entry by cathonaventure

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... covered balcony. When it was all over, we were able to stroll again around the wall perimeter and finish off the day with Sri Lankan rice and curry at Mama’s Galle Fort Rooftop Café. The stars were behind the clouds that night, but the lighthouse ...

The first adventure, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

The first adventure

A travel blog entry by annabelhender

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The Perahera: getting to Kandy, expensive seats, dodging the tax man and glittering Elephants In the next few entries I aim to pick a few classic SL moments. Colombo has a big central main bus stop. There are hundreds of buses departing for locations ...

Adventure 2: More of Kandy, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

Adventure 2: More of Kandy

A travel blog entry by annabelhender

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Kandy: the hostel without a door. Kate and I were responsible for this booking- a severe lack of investigation by both parties. We were down in the basement, bedding was minimal, the loo had no top, our companion distinctly odd but the most interesting ...

Viisumi sekoilua, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

Viisumi sekoilua

A travel blog entry by anssku

... olemassakaan. Jos ne ovat, sama kai niita on kayttaa) ja oleskelemalla taalla kirjastossa. Kalle perehtyi taalla Sri Lankan historiaan ja kertoi myohemmin minulle monenlaista tarinaa. Asken luettiin taas sanomalehtia. Mieleen jai erityisesti artikkeli, ...

Into The Blackness Where The Waves Break, Tangalle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Into The Blackness Where The Waves Break

A travel blog entry by mynameisden

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... sweat on Amber’s brow, gathering into storm clouds of irritation across her face. A young Russian woman, elbowing an elderly Sri Lankan lady aside, charged in and demanded her photo be taken and all the staff dropped what they were doing to ...

Kandy, Matale, Sri Lanka travel blog

Kandy

A travel blog entry by marie-claude.g

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Grosse journée encore aujourd'hui! Elle débute par une visite d'un jardin d'épices qui nous emballe tous : le guide parle très bien français, il connait bien les plantes et leurs bienfaits et le jardin est très agréable. En prime, ceux ...

The Southern Edge of Sri Lanka's Hill Country, Ella, Sri Lanka travel blog

The Southern Edge of Sri Lanka's Hill Country

A travel blog entry by michellendave

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April 17 to 22, 2015 - 5 Days in ELLA  Moved to premium view room at Tea Garden Holiday Inn 5500Rs ($41.33) including BF, fan, private terrace with stupendous view over the waterfall, Ella Gap, Ella Rock and surroundings  1000 Meters ...

Bet you're getting bored of me!, Ethul Kotte, Sri Lanka travel blog

Bet you're getting bored of me!

A travel blog entry by gos201

Thought I'd better check in, let you all know I'm still alive and all that jazz! Not sure when I last wrote but life hasn't changed all that much since then. I'm really enjoying being a coordinator and the psych manager - despite how tiring it is being ...

A new country for a (dry!) new year, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

A new country for a (dry!) new year

A travel blog entry by williment

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A ridiculously short flight of 45 minutes takes us from the south of India to Sri Lanka's international airport.  Still feeling the Christmas spirit and thus that we deserve a treat we hire a car to drive us the 3 hours to Kandy.  The contrast ...

Nilaveli Beach, Nilaveli, Sri Lanka travel blog

Nilaveli Beach

A travel blog entry by dancingshanti

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Not many people are traveling in the north, as that's the heat of Sri Lanka's civil war between the Sihlanese and LLT (Tamil Tigers). The guerrila-fueled war has kept much of the north closed off the last 15-20 years. In 2001 things got quiet after both ...

Shangri-La in Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Shangri-La in Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by wanderingwaltz

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... where we climbed Sri Pada or Adam's peak. As the "Rough Guide" guide book states, "Adam's Peak is simultaneously one of Sri Lanka's most striking natural features and on of its most celebrated places of pilgrimage." Rising 7360 feet above sea level is a ...

Royality at Tamarind Hill, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Royality at Tamarind Hill

A travel blog entry by lindasmejkal

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... on a two year rental of a home on the beach south of Galle. They fly in and out of Columbo whenever they can to enjoy Sri Lanka. Their cook made us the most delicious fish dinner and we took care of a couple of bottles of wine.  Since I have ...

We're going to the jungle!, Pita Kotte, Sri Lanka travel blog

We're going to the jungle!

A travel blog entry by gos201

Hey guys... Really quick update as I've got to run pack for our jungle trip! Yesterday I went for a look at the girls home where I will be working each Monday afternoon. It was a far bus ride away (in fact I took 12 buses yesterday and 2 tuctucs). ...

In search of surf, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

In search of surf

A travel blog entry by vague-abonding

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... wave like crazy at the train.  We had a few days on the beach before returning to Colombo to catch India v Sri Lanka Series at Premadasa Stadium. It's hard to avoid sounding smug when talking about a beautiful surf hangout where frolicking in the ...

Sri Lanka vs India, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sri Lanka vs India

A travel blog entry by vague-abonding

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... . Leaving loved ones is no doubt the flipside to the joy and enrichment of travelling.  We traipsed through the streets waving our Sri Lanka flag, stopping off at a few roadblocks en route. At the YWCA we were long past curfew so giggled like naughty ...

Fifty shades of Gray........Earl Gray Tea that is, Nuwara Eliya , Sri Lanka travel blog

Fifty shades of Gray........Earl Gray Tea that is

A travel blog entry by lindasmejkal

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... I knew the answer was yes. I asked what part of the process the men did. I was told that they, also, did very hard work. I only observed men being the inspectors or driving the tractors/trucks. So much for any thoughts of Lily Ledbetter in Sri ...

Columbo, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Columbo

A travel blog entry by hornuts

  So my goal for today was to try to get from Anuradhapura down to Galle, to do some afternoon sightseeing in the old Dutch fort there,  before heading back up to Kandy tomorrow to handle my visa.  Boy was that ambitious... the guy in ...

After the Tsunami, Unawatuna, Sri Lanka travel blog

After the Tsunami

A travel blog entry by jamieparkins

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... and longest established turtle hatcheries, originally set up by locals in response to the rapidly declining numbers of marine turtles visiting Sri Lanka.  Turtle eggs, which would otherwise be sold on the black market and eaten, are bought for a few ...

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