Travel Blogs from Sri Lanka

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the ancient city, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka travel blog

the ancient city

A travel blog entry by leendunc

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We're on the bus south to Dambulla, still within the city limits but already sensing an easing of tension and a lifting of clouds.  An unfamiliar mixture of emotions that clashes with the sight of butterflies as they migrate to the mountains. ...

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

Tissamaharama & Yala National Park

A travel blog entry by salcat

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Coming ...

Tea and scones, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Tea and scones

A travel blog entry by lindasmejkal

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Tea, clotted cream, strawberries and scones are served on the veranda of the Amagalla Hotel at three p.m. every day. Scones were "lovely" and the setting fit for the ...

An in-reef swimming pool!, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

An in-reef swimming pool!

A travel blog entry by beckerworldtrip

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... sat there watching the lighted fishing boats out on the horizon. I told Estela that I didn’t know there were lightening bugs in Sri Lanka, and she told me that she was positive that there was at least one. Estela is the master of safe bets. We ...

Discovering the Lost City, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka travel blog

Discovering the Lost City

A travel blog entry by jamieparkins

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For well over a thousand years, the history of Sri Lanka was essentially the history of Anuradhapura.  Situated almost at the very centre of the island's northern plains, the city rose to prominence very early in the development of Sri Lanka, and ...

back in Kandy, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

back in Kandy

A travel blog entry by hornuts

I'll try to post an update soon... in the meantime I've managed to get some photos online, check my flickr page to see the photos and some writeups http://www.flickr.com/photos/hornuts From there click on the "September 2007 set".  I'll try to ...

Beware The Sea Pigeons!!, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Beware The Sea Pigeons!!

A travel blog entry by melandsam

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... - it was like travelling with Afsheen, hehe! The drive was interesting though and gave us a whistle stop tour of what Sri Lanka is like; everyone bustling about, shops for laptops next door to carts selling coconuts, cows roaming free range on the ...

Polonnaruwa, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Polonnaruwa

A travel blog entry by rayandpaul

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Polonnaruwa, the second most ancient capital of Sri Lanka, dates back to King Vijayabahu I who reunited the country in 1070AD and shifted the capital. However, it is his grandson Parakramabahu I, who had extensive irrigation built (which to this day still ...

Cricket at the SSC, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Cricket at the SSC

A travel blog entry by jamieparkins

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... scoreboard, which serves as Colombo's venue for Test match cricket. It was fanastic to take my seat at the ground, but unfortunately, Sri Lanka had taken the game away from England on the [previous] third day, closing on 379-4, in reply to ...

accueilli a bopitiya, Bopitiya, Sri Lanka travel blog

accueilli a bopitiya

A travel blog entry by lucaseb

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Arugam Bay - finally at the beach!, Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka travel blog

Arugam Bay - finally at the beach!

A travel blog entry by aguas

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EN: We decided to take the bus from Badulla to Arugam Bay, which ment going to Moneragalla and taking another bus from there.The first part of the trip went pretty well, although it was the bumpiest bus ride of our lifes, the road is crap and so are the ...

Tread Carefully Children, Ihalakotte, Sri Lanka travel blog

Tread Carefully Children

A travel blog entry by pablito

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... sunrise with some lovely Aussies at Lipsnot Eats (that's another story) but the rest of the day descended into a compendium of why Sri Lanka is indeed not paradise, and ended in one of the most singularly disgusting towns I have ever had the misfortune of ...

Galle: reliving the days of past terror, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Galle: reliving the days of past terror

A travel blog entry by beckerworldtrip

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The last day of our stay here I started to feel better, and got up early for a five mile walk to Galle to see some of the countryside, and get a feel for the surroundings and commune a bit with the local culture. As I was starting out I found Sudu ...

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 ...

Day 138 Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Day 138 Colombo

A travel blog entry by willandclaire

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... up some supplies for the day we passed a group of about 20 kids all lined up with their families watching. It's Sri Lanka's national holiday/full moon celebration/Good Friday and we think the children were celebrating with a race through the local ...

Going Troppo, Unamatuna, Sri Lanka travel blog

Going Troppo

A travel blog entry by timscott23

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... morning to wake up to, with lily pads in the lake and a buffalo and many colourful birds to watch.  Like everywhere else in Sri Lanka so far, we would happily have spent many days here.   It is the first time our fruit breakfast has offered lime ...

The Lion Rock, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka travel blog

The Lion Rock

A travel blog entry by hornuts

... to not piss off right before the final ascent, but an awesome site to behold nonetheless.  It's probably my favorite place in Sri Lanka so far.  I made it up and down pretty quickly, pounded a 1.5 litre bottle of water and woke Bandula from ...

Whales!, Mirissa North, Sri Lanka travel blog

Whales!

A travel blog entry by sy_and_em

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When we got back to Hikkaduwa we wanted to go somewhere else. Bill (one of the people who came to Adams Peak) said he was going to Mirissa which is where you can go to see the whales so the next day we went. It was much quieter in Mirissa, not many bars ...

Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by johnny07

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Hello Everybody, Just thought Id let you all know Ive landed safely in Sri Lanka and am now just waiting for my connecting flight to Kuala Lumpur. Its 4am and already soooooo hot! I gotta run, 1 dollar only buys 15 minutes on the net... ...

Elephants!, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

Elephants!

A travel blog entry by bengamble

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Alright, I know I always apologize in advance for sloppy posts, but it's because I never have time to write them all and Liz and I only hit up internet once or twice a week.  Now that I said that, you understand why I'm going to apologize again, ...

The kindness of Canadians, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

The kindness of Canadians

A travel blog entry by cathonaventure

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... and saucers. I love being in a place where they know how to make tea. We are, after all, in tea country now, Sri Lanka’s "hill country." We followed back alleys off the main downtown streets to check out the commerce there and found a busy ...

Trincomalee, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka travel blog

Trincomalee

A travel blog entry by warren.limbert

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... a huge low pressure weather system was coming in from the east and it hung around for days dropping huge amounts of water on Sri Lanka once again causing even more flooding. We were starting to get worried as we had heard that the Trinco to Colombo train ...

Tumultuous Trinco, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka travel blog

Tumultuous Trinco

A travel blog entry by redsetter

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... Daniel, who I'd met during my stay in Varkala.  So much less scary with a travelling companion.   First impressions of Sri Lanka: Basically a cleaner, more orderly, more advanced, and a lot less hectic version of India.  I liked it. The ...

Approaching Sri Lanka, Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka travel blog

Approaching Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by pete-r

... ; E 83° 08.9' A windy day. Was confined to the lee side (starboard) for my walk and spent most of the day reading, although I did sit out for a while mid-afternoon. Could see lighthouses and coastal towns in southern Sri Lanka in the evening. ...

Sad fishermen stories, Tangalle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sad fishermen stories

A travel blog entry by nas.latif

I liked it so much here that I decided to stay on longer. I got to know the fishermen a bit better and they all had stories about the day the tsunami came and they lost their loved ones and their homes. One man found his father in a tree many miles ...

The hill train, Haputale, Sri Lanka travel blog

The hill train

A travel blog entry by joaopisco

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De Ella para Haputale, diz que se deve apanhar o comboio. As vistas sobre as plantações de chá são absolutamente... merecedoras de viajar de comboio em vez de autocarro. É o que dizem. É o que vou ver. A primeira coisa que vi foi um comboio ...

Back to Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Back to Colombo

A travel blog entry by susiewoo

We packed and got the bus to Nanu Oya, where loudspeakers were playing music loudly through the village, and where we bought lots of lentil wadhas to eat on our train journey. We travelled first class to Colombo in the observation car. In Colombo we ...

Le boulot me manque.... , Unawatuna, Sri Lanka travel blog

Le boulot me manque....

A travel blog entry by emeric.bensaci

... . Puis sommes alles dans un bar ou on est allonges sur des coussins a ecouter du reggae et boire des mojitos, mes premiers au Sri Lanka! Rentre vers 23h30, lecture et dodo. Reveil ce matin vers 9h, sous le soleil, prends direct un bus local a 9 ...

Arrivée un brin loosy..., Negombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Arrivée un brin loosy...

A travel blog entry by lucaseb

C'est reparti pour un périple de 3 mois. Première destination : le sri lanka Levé 5h. Direction Paris Orly. Mon avion est à 10h mais décolle avec 20 minutes. Avec une correspondance à Kuala Lumpur et 40 minutes pour prendre le vol suivant pour ...

Jungle weekend!, Kitulgala, Sri Lanka travel blog

Jungle weekend!

A travel blog entry by gos201

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... start buying some each day from Food City, the supermarket near our house. So when we arrived Friday night there was a big group of Sri Lankans dancing with an amazing live singer! We all joined in and danced like maaaaad people! It was so much fun but ...

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