Travel Blogs from Sri Lanka

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Today I learned..., Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka travel blog

Today I learned...

A travel blog entry by laureneden

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... ) but not as cheap or as fast as the train. Also it fills to about 6x it's capacity to what feels like the population of Sri Lanka inside one bus. The roads are quite dangerous I always feel I'm a blink away from being involved in a RTA when I'm anywhere ...

3rd Stop - Rest at the hotel in Bentota, Bentota, Sri Lanka travel blog

3rd Stop - Rest at the hotel in Bentota

A travel blog entry by venoth

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   Reached the hotel quite late, almost night. We just had out bath and had dinner at the hotel itself which was inclusive of the tour package. Then we just lazed around in the resort and also utilized the club facilities available there. We ...

Elephant Safari, Dambulla, Sri Lanka travel blog

Elephant Safari

A travel blog entry by offonourown2

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Jagath whisked us off to our next stop - Minneriya National Park.  With the promise of hundreds of elephants waiting for us, we pessimistically set off on safari. We are not always very lucky with these safaris. All the ones we had done so far; ...

The jungle beach, Unawatuna, Sri Lanka travel blog

The jungle beach

A travel blog entry by joaopisco

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... com prioridade para as mulheres; As saudades que eu já tinha de uma boa condução pelo lado direito. No Sri Lanka originalmente a condução é “à inglesa”, pelo lado esquerdo da estrada. Excepto se for um autocarro público ou uma ...

No rooms in this Hotel?, Dambulla, Sri Lanka travel blog

No rooms in this Hotel?

A travel blog entry by joaopisco

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... alcatifas variadas, varandas, elevadores trespassados e um jogo de relógios com as horas nos quatro cantos do mundo, geralmente desacertados. No Sri Lanka, só se disser a palavra “rooms” é que é de fiar. E mesmo assim, a ver vamos. Os ...

Adam's Peak, Dalhousie, Sri Lanka travel blog

Adam's Peak

A travel blog entry by trent

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Sri Pada, Samanalakanda, Butterfly Mountain, also known as Adam's Peak, this is THE climb to make while visiting Sri Lanka.  The steep mountain has attracted all types, whether you're a mere traveler, an explorer, a pilgrim, or even a king.  Why ...

Hikkaduwa, where proportion takes a holiday, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Hikkaduwa, where proportion takes a holiday

A travel blog entry by beckerworldtrip

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... but cheese sandwiches. The first meal he had was so spicy that he ran around the restaurant flapping his arms and speaking in tongues. 'Mild' in Sri Lanka is just a matter of proportion like everything else here, I think it means 'won't melt your head'. ...

Buses, temples and a lot of climbing!!, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka travel blog

Buses, temples and a lot of climbing!!

A travel blog entry by gos201

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... have for their religion. It really is impressive.   We biked on to Ruwanamweli Dagoba next - built following an ancient war in sri lanka, to show the leaders remorse for killing so many people. It is the oldest stupa in Sri Lanka and is 295ft tall ...

Tempelbesøk, Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka travel blog

Tempelbesøk

A travel blog entry by verdensreise

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... 'et er veldig annerledes her enn hjemme, og vi føler oss veldig rike (noe vi antakelig også er). Det har ikke regnet på Sri Lanka på to måneder, men i dag kom det sannelig! Det førte til at dagens safaritur i Yala nasjonalpark, ble utsatt til i ...

Sri Lanka, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by ben_anna_travel

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Christmas and Birthdays, Ella, Sri Lanka travel blog

Christmas and Birthdays

A travel blog entry by westwoods

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... were walking down the street when who should we bump into yet again but Loucka, such a small world. Geoffrey Dobbs, who founded Adopt Sri Lanka, is team captain of Taprabane Tuskers, one of the teams taking part in the event. Teams from Sri Lanka, Nepal, ...

Seren(dipity) Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Seren(dipity) Lanka

A travel blog entry by joaopisco

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... “Mas que cidades, que locais, o país é grande...” “TUDO!”, remata. Desisti. Pedi o mapa do Sri Lanka e de Colombo. Decididamente o senhor especializou-se na entrega personalizada de mapas da cidade de Colombo e do Sri Lanka. É ...

And relax.....welcome to Unawatuna, Unawatuna, Sri Lanka travel blog

And relax.....welcome to Unawatuna

A travel blog entry by girlabouttown

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... offering much of the same thing but a few stand out places: - Full Moon- great red wine (difficult to find in Sri Lanka), lovely prawns and reasonable prices, Italian restaurant - Happy Banana- the BEST fresh calamari- garlicky, lemony, peppery sauce and ...

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 ...

Welcome to Waikkal, Waikkal, Sri Lanka travel blog

Welcome to Waikkal

A travel blog entry by girlabouttown

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Last weeks projects and weekend!, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Last weeks projects and weekend!

A travel blog entry by gos201

Feels like so long since I last wrote - that's probably because last week was a strange one, a bit of an emotional roller coaster which served to remind me why I'm here doing what I'm doing.   I do just want to stress - don't think that I'm here on ...

Rain, rain, rain!, Mt Lavinia, Sri Lanka travel blog

Rain, rain, rain!

A travel blog entry by hollister

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... eat etc and still nearly missed my flight! Dubai's points are firmly in the negatives now!! In contrast, I think I'm gonna like Sri Lanka. The people are very friendly, there's other females on the street (always a bonus!) and almost everyone says hello ...

Recette du chutney, plat indien et nepalais, Tangalla, Sri Lanka travel blog

Recette du chutney, plat indien et nepalais

A travel blog entry by emeric.bensaci

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Couper finement un oignon et 3 tomates. Couper finement aussi un piment rouge et un piment vert, moins si vous n'aimez pas trop epice. Melanger le tout, tout en continuant a hacher. Ajouter de l'ail, selon les gouts, puis de la coriandre fraiche. Saler. ...

Power Cuts!, Mt Lavinia, Sri Lanka travel blog

Power Cuts!

A travel blog entry by hollister

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... off the wrong impression... the afternoon after my last update I headed to the beach for a walk when I came across two Sri Lankan guys who quite clearly thought they were rastafarian. Quite comical in itself with the dreads and the Jamaican colours hat. ...

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 ...

Leaving Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Leaving Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by benandcally

It's five am and we're up and just about ready to go to India. It's a fair journey to the airport but one we must ...

Day 136 Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Day 136 Colombo

A travel blog entry by willandclaire

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5am start, the joys! We got the taxi to the airport and boarded our flight to Sri Lanka. We got some more hours sleep on the flight and arrived in Colombo at 9am. After an hour and a half taxi ride to our guesthouse we realised that Colombo might be a bit ...

Day 137 Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Day 137 Colombo

A travel blog entry by willandclaire

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Today we decided to get to the ground early to make sure we got a decent seat, it didn't really go to plan! The guesthouse owner pointed us in the direction of a supermarket(information that would have been nice last night) so that we could buy breakfast ...

Grottes de Dambulla, Dambulla, Sri Lanka travel blog

Grottes de Dambulla

A travel blog entry by mikadiena

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Apres de belles journées dans la fraîcheur de Kandy, on a pris le bus pour aller voir les grottes de Dambulla. Elles se trouvent au sommet d'une colline que l'on monte par un escalier. Le ton est assez vite donné avec ce bouddha de 30m offert par la ...

Sigiriya et sa forteresse palais, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sigiriya et sa forteresse palais

A travel blog entry by mikadiena

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On prend le bus vendredi matin pour rejoindre la ville de Sigiriya et visiter sa splendide forteresse -palais perchée au sommet d'un grand monolithe rouge aux parois abruptes. Il s'agit du palais d'un roi sympathique qui le construisit et s'y réfugia ...

Pass this on!, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka travel blog

Pass this on!

A travel blog entry by gos201

Dave (Rowe) Just thought, could you give Jane Noake the link to my blog please! Thanks x ...

Animal Safari, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Animal Safari

A travel blog entry by randfamily

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... where he works, so we stopped at a tea palace where they gave us a full tea service and then we picked what we wanted to buy. In Sri Lanka, these are hot teas of course...if you want to buy iced tea you have to go to a country where they grow it in an ...

Marooned, Giritale, Sri Lanka travel blog

Marooned

A travel blog entry by timscott23

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... ;So from then on the two men talked only of wax moth, smoking techniques and colony conservation issues.  According to Tissa, Sri Lankans use honey for medicinal purposes rather than as a sweet treat or jam alternative. Back at our rest house tonight ...

A pukka place, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka travel blog

A pukka place

A travel blog entry by timscott23

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... , so we are delighted that today is not only not raining, but we are seeing our first blue sky since we arrived in Sri Lanka.   Before leaving Kandy we visited the workshop of a batik salesroom.  We were all fascinated to see the various stages ...

Monsoon has arrived!, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

Monsoon has arrived!

A travel blog entry by hollister

Another fairly long one so be prepared! As much as I was wishing for rain after an unbelievably hot week in Mount Lavinia I wasn't quite expecting the weeks accumilated rain to all fall at once! It stormed the whole night before the rest of the group ...

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