Travel Blogs from Sri Lanka

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Saree Sisters on Tour in Sri Lanka, Unawatuna, Sri Lanka travel blog

Saree Sisters on Tour in Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by mariebee

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My Bollywood tales continue, this time in Sri Lanka!  On Christmas day, while enjoying our turkey dinner, and mingling with the 49 other guests at my friend Alison's dinner party, her friend Linda suggested we take part in ...

Start of Project, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Start of Project

A travel blog entry by lauralouise

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... good at rendering now! The Sri Lankan builders are certainly more 'relaxed'. We had a talk the other night about the history of Sri Lanka where we were told that a common Sri Lankan trait is sleepyness, bordering on laziness! I now know what he meant. ...

Near death up Adams Peak, Dalhousie, Sri Lanka travel blog

Near death up Adams Peak

A travel blog entry by vague-abonding

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What a crazy ascent! We set off at about 2am after a ridiculously strong coffee which even blew my intensely caffeinated head off. Tom, or the hustler as I now like to think of him, had managed to convince us that we should carry our rucksacks with us. ...

Time for one last ripcurl..., Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Time for one last ripcurl...

A travel blog entry by vague-abonding

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Leave for Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Leave for Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by damash

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Gathered our full bridal party of friends and family together and had a wonderful time hanging out together at the Villa Ocean View in Baduwela. Monica the elephant came to visit and Damien won at his first and last game of bingo. We got married on 29th ...

Kalutara Town and images of the tsunami, Kalutara, Sri Lanka travel blog

Kalutara Town and images of the tsunami

A travel blog entry by jowhiting

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... Sri Lanka and Australia. As you can imagine the staff were all very interested in the result as this is a cricket mad country. Malinga bowled beautifully getting five wickets and Sri Lanka won the game. Unfortunately they ended up losing the ...

Galle and the South Coast, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Galle and the South Coast

A travel blog entry by aguas

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... tarde a percorrer o forte e cidade velha, mas não tivemos tempo para fazer praia porque o dia seguintte era o nosso último no Sri Lanka e ainda tinhamos que viajar de volta a Colombo. De Galle, seguimos para Colombo de combóio. A maior parte da ...

Stand by me!, Ella, Sri Lanka travel blog

Stand by me!

A travel blog entry by lionelrishi

... satisfied. The elder woman sees my face (and slight drool) and kindly offers us a parcel of food too. It seems quite common in Sri Lanka (and most of Asia) to be hospitable and nice to complete strange. It’s something I will try and take back to ...

Train, Ella, Sri Lanka travel blog

Train

A travel blog entry by timscott23

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... was into Nuwara Eliya township where there is outlet shopping for Columbia, North Face and other adventure clothing which is made in Sri Lanka.  We have bought some essentials.   From there we drove about half an hour to the railway station to ...

elephants, lions and mongeese, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka travel blog

elephants, lions and mongeese

A travel blog entry by leendunc

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Sigiriya, a twenty minute tuk tuk ride from Dumbulla, a little longer for us as our friendly driver insisted we stop at his house for a cup of tea & a flick through the family album.  The main reason tourists are drawn to Sigiriya is to make the ...

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 ...

Toddy, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

Toddy

A travel blog entry by staringbongos

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... , a memoir by a Sri Lankan native. His writing is really rich and humorous. I recommend it even for those who haven’t been, or aren’t interested in going to Sri Lanka. Each chapter is a small vignette but they all hang together really ...

White Water Rafting Elephants, Kitulgala, Sri Lanka travel blog

White Water Rafting Elephants

A travel blog entry by trent

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... , after the orphanage we traveled through Kitulgala on the way to Adam'Peak.  Since this area is known for white water rafting in Sri Lanka, I decided to stop for a quick ride.  As I was alone, I was hastily thrown into a raft with a group of ...

completing the cultural triangle (its a scalene), Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka travel blog

completing the cultural triangle (its a scalene)

A travel blog entry by hornuts

... restaurant with no flies", according to Bandula, we continued the drive north the Anuradhapura, the site of the most extensive ruins in Sri Lanka, and the closest I'll get to Tamil Tiger territory.  After finding my lodging, I'd wanted to go out, but ...

Death, destruction & Warnie, Unawatuna/ Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Death, destruction & Warnie

A travel blog entry by deetour

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... a magnificent hotel from Colonial days and similar feel to Raffles in Singapore. The  1954 movie " Over the River Kwai" was filmed in Sri Lanka and included this hotel and it's staff & I think Mt Lavinia Hotel as well.   On the way to ...

The chill at 2000m, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka travel blog

The chill at 2000m

A travel blog entry by bass_ke

... truly a blessing.  As it took about 4 hours longer than it should of (Due to the fact that most travel agents in Sri Lanka don't believe that Australians have Visa free entry to Thai Land) Mr Sunil was constantly running between me, trying to help ...

Day 26  Trincomlee, Sri Lanka, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka travel blog

Day 26 Trincomlee, Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by luv2cruise

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The day started and continued to be sunny, hot and humid.  Seems quite typical for this part of the world. We had a tour booked, but decided to do our own tour.  We took the shuttle into town.  Along the way we saw ...

Anuradhapura, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka travel blog

Anuradhapura

A travel blog entry by aguas

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... continua por escavar. Para além das ruínas, visitámos o templo de Isurumuniya Vihara, o mais antigo templo Budista do Sri Lanka (Sec. III a.c.). Tal como outros templos que já tinhamos visitado, está construido em cima de um richedo e ...

2nd Stop - Nuwara Eliya, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka travel blog

2nd Stop - Nuwara Eliya

A travel blog entry by venoth

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From Selva Kataragama, we went up some winding roads to the beautiful hill resort of Nuwara Eliya.  Along the way, we first stopped at Ravana Falls. From there onwards, we went up hill further and stopped for lunch at a government rest house. ...

Landed in Sri Lanka, Negombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Landed in Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by cathonaventure

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... ! The fourth man was already at the cash desk, processing our receipt. Within ten minutes, we had our modest stamp: “SRI LANKA IMMIGRATION, Permission to land, Stay 30 days." We breezed through to the cavernous and empty arrivals hall, a bounce in ...

Colombo, Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Colombo, Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by ben-theresab

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After a long voyage we made it to Sri Lanka, our last port in Asia. Such a beautiful place with many enthusiastic welcoming people who are proud of their country and want to share it with you. We were welcomed by people into their home and church.  ...

The Hill Country, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka travel blog

The Hill Country

A travel blog entry by aguas

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... para a praia, e decidimos dirigir-nos a Arugam Bay, na costa Sueste, atravesando as montanhas e Nuwara Eliya. As estradas no Sri Lanka são bastante más, especialmente no Norte e Este devido à guerra, por isso viajar por estrada pode levar bastante ...

Mihintala, Mihintala, Sri Lanka travel blog

Mihintala

A travel blog entry by dancingshanti

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Mihintala is the birthplace of Buddhism in Sri Lanka, and right next to the ancient city Anurandhapura, home of the oldest documented tree in the world--a bodhi tree over 2,000 years old. oliver rented a motorbike, but the night before i was sick with ...

The Natural Fortress, Sigiria, Sri Lanka travel blog

The Natural Fortress

A travel blog entry by dancingshanti

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Next stop, Sigiria (meaning "Lion Mountain"): city, palace, and royal gardens ....we also rented a motorbike today, but got a late start and arrived in Sigiria at 11:30 a.m., already too hot to enjoy anything in the sun. We paused to drink fresh ...

Dambulla's exquisite cave temples, Dambulla, Sri Lanka travel blog

Dambulla's exquisite cave temples

A travel blog entry by dancingshanti

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... are pools of exquisite lotus next to amazing views of the jungle land below. You certainly don't get such unpopulated, breath-taking (sorry for the clichè) landscape in India like you do in Sri Lanka... ____________ enjoy the photos of ...

Welcome to Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Welcome to Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by thestewarts

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... nothing else along the way! So we finally gave in and grabbed a bagel and some drinks from the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf chain (Sri Lanka's answer to Starbucks) and took them over for a picnic in the park - not at all the Sri Lankan feast we'd hoped for ...

Colombo -> Kandy, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

Colombo -> Kandy

A travel blog entry by bertnmarij

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... over and you cannot focus on the future but only on today? Sakula betekent overigens hogere klasse. Van de 60 klassen in Sri Lanka valt de familie waar we verblijven in de 3e hoogste. Het hele klassensysteem is een beetje achterhaald want iemand die alle ...

Dag 1 Kandy, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

Dag 1 Kandy

A travel blog entry by bertnmarij

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Vandaag is de laatste dag van Esala Perahera, het grootste Boeddhistische festival in Sri Lanka. Het duurt 10 dagen en schijnt prachtig te zijn. Duizenden Boeddhisten vanover het ganse land en daarbuiten, komen naar Kandy om dit spektakel te aanschouwen. ...

Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Colombo

A travel blog entry by aguas

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... e revistados varias vezes ao dia. Durante os seculos XVI e XVII os Portugueses controlaram a costa e o comercio no Sri Lanka, e deixaram a sua marca... ainda hoje muitas pessoas tem apelidos Portugueses, encontramos aqui muitos Silvas, entre outros. ...

Foldecykler og gummibåde, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka travel blog

Foldecykler og gummibåde

A travel blog entry by liv.w.aagaard

Jeg starter lige med en lille opdatering til de "problemer" jeg nævnte i det forrige oplæg. Vi har generelt haft problemer med at drikke nok vand i starten og flere har haft en kortere eller længere periode med svimmelhed, kvalme eller ...

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