Travel Blogs from Sri Lanka

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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 ...

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 ...

Lovegrove lunch, Matale, Sri Lanka travel blog

Lovegrove lunch

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... city is a good base for exploring the underrated terrain of the nearby Knuckles Range. http://www.lonelyplanet.com/sri-lanka/the-hill-country/kandy/introduction#ixzz4FvfXaAgn      ...

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 ...

Farm lunch out in the field, Dambulla, Sri Lanka travel blog

Farm lunch out in the field

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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Then it was lunch out in a local farmer's field cooking over an open fire under his makeshift shelter. Over an open fire in a clay pot vegetables, curry made with coconut was cooked along with fried fish caught in the nearby lake. MANY THANKS to Melanie ...

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 ...

timeless as a kiss, Mihintale, Sri Lanka travel blog

timeless as a kiss

A travel blog entry by ecour0404

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... is the oldest historically authenticated tree in the world. It has been tended to by a succession of guardians, uninterrupted for its lifetime in sri lanka. You can't get close to it, and there are a lot of pilgrims making offerings and praying. It is an ...

Journey to Kandy, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

Journey to Kandy

A travel blog entry by lhughes

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Set the alarm for 8.30....didn't get up till 10! Got a terrifying tuk tuk to the bus station, don't really want to talk about that. Managed to get on the right bus and ended up outside of Colombo market. A short walk later we made our way to the train ...

Kruvini batai arba 12 km/h (Šri Lanka IV), Pallegama, Sri Lanka travel blog

Kruvini batai arba 12 km/h (Šri Lanka IV)

A travel blog entry by ausrine

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Diena skirta trekui kalnuose. Rytinis planas: apeinam vieną ratuką (300 m. vertikalių) apie 3 val. ir jei yra jėgų ir noro mažesnį ratuką.   Bet pirmasis ratukas gavosi jau autobusų stotyje, belakstant ...

Kaikenmoista, Weligama, Sri Lanka travel blog

Kaikenmoista

A travel blog entry by anssku

... kaltaisissa lomakeitaissa, jotka ovat rakennettu lahes pelkastaan turisteja varten. Nyt olemme Weligamassa, joka on sentaan Sri lankalaisen nakoinen pikku kaupunki. Taallakin on turismia, mutta paaelinkeino nayttaa viela ainakin toistaiseksi olevan ...

Coconut plantation ~ the

Coconut plantation ~ the "super food"

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... flowers. It is tapped twice a day with 5-6 litres collected. Containing 3-4% alcohol it is the local white spirit arak – Sri Lanka's signature local liquor. Learnt how all parts of the tree play an important part in daily life, sipped the water of ...

Travel!, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Travel!

A travel blog entry by sy_and_em

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Sri Lanka was a nightmare to get to from Goa. We had to do three stops, one at Bangalore, one at Chennai before flying to Colombo then getting a taxi to Hikkaduwa! We had leave at 5am. It was foggy which was interesting as our driver didn't seem to know ...

Day One : Bursting at the seams with adventure, Kitulgala, Sri Lanka travel blog

Day One : Bursting at the seams with adventure

A travel blog entry by sabtravels

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... the "Bridge over River Kwai" was shot was nearby too. Nice and picture perfect - thus, we get our first glimpse of upcountry Sri lanka. Head back to the retreat where we have a couple of beers( gotta stay clear of a brand called Three Coins beer!) - ...

Garlic Crisps, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Garlic Crisps

A travel blog entry by susiewoo

... wonderful for me. We bought lots, big pots of buffalo curd, brown rice bran, soya flakes, baked beans and cream cheese. Though Sri Lankans, unlike the Indians, didn't seem to eat crisps, and I could only find a small pricey bag of garlic favour crisps ...

Kandy, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

Kandy

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... , in front of the Malwatte Maha Vihara, the circular enclosure is the monks’ bathhouse. http://www.lonelyplanet.com/sri-lanka/the-hill-country/kandy/sights/lakes-rivers-waterfalls/kandy-lake#ixzz4Fvfy3ZMN Grabbed an avocado juice 80 rupees / ...

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