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Adam's Peak, Delhousie, Sri Lanka travel blog

Adam's Peak

A travel blog entry by cosmicllama

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... woke at 2 am to have some tea before beginning our hike. Adam's Peak, also known as Sri Pada, has been one of Sri Lanka's most important religious pilgrimage sites for over a thousand years. It is known to Christians as the place on earth where Adam ...

The Elephant, Giraffe and Monkey..., Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka travel blog

The Elephant, Giraffe and Monkey...

A travel blog entry by carjack83

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... a new catchy name), squeeze, balloon team games….and of course it wouldn’t be complete without an “England v Sri Lanka” cricket match, which we obviously won against one of the biggest cricketing nations! It was really good fun ...

Exploring the Cloud Forests, Hills of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka travel blog

Exploring the Cloud Forests

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... , with many of them converted to tea plantations and dairies. But in the rugged terrain around the train route, the Sri Lanka Rhododendron bloomed a bright red amongst the dark green Nillu shrubs and small gnarled trees. In these cloud forests I ...

Manic with a capital MANIC!, Hambantota, Sri Lanka travel blog

Manic with a capital MANIC!

A travel blog entry by carjack83

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Today I woke up and it was like any other Thursday-the sun was shining, the birds were singing, the sky was blue. Ronali, Rodrick and Summit the faithful driver had come down yesterday and stayed until tonight. Everything was rosy in the garden. The only ...

Off we go again, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Off we go again

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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Today we are up at 8am and this place has gone mental. There are people sat out side our room door and we manage to squeeze our selves out for breakfast. The wedding party is big and people are still arriving. Didn't see the bride or groom don't think ...

Co-limbo, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Co-limbo

A travel blog entry by cosmicllama

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COLOMBO When we arrived in Colombo on Monday night, it became apparent that we were on our own. Our ride never showed up at the airport, and our hotel accommodations fell through as well. We quickly realized that communication had again failed; ...

A tuneful night, Hambantota, Sri Lanka travel blog

A tuneful night

A travel blog entry by carjack83

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Last night, the builders were in fine form. They must have decided that they would have a little sing a long complete with a drum and tambourine. Don't have a clue where these appeared from, but they were singing their hearts out until 1030 outside my ...

Kataragama take 2, Hambantota, Sri Lanka travel blog

Kataragama take 2

A travel blog entry by carjack83

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Yesterday at Preschool I took Chandima's class as she wasn't in until lunchtime. She takes the younger preschoolers during their learning time. So they started off playing with Lego and bricks and then did some colouring in. the afterschool class ...

13th of June already!!, Hambantota, Sri Lanka travel blog

13th of June already!!

A travel blog entry by carjack83

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When I think of Wednesday's, it now makes me think of a birthday party! Again in the afterschool club, I was in charge of the younger class on their "creative day" which is basically playing party games. I started the afternoon with about 15, but by 4pm, ...

5 days worth...., Hambantota, Sri Lanka travel blog

5 days worth....

A travel blog entry by carjack83

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... horror and dismay when browsing through some CD's though. I have to ask the question, how on earth has Daniel O'Donnell made it to Sri Lanka?!   After a lunch at a very nice cricket club and a puncture later, it was time to set off back down to ...

Sri Lanka...Again, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sri Lanka...Again

A travel blog entry by cosmicllama

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... nine months. They graciously hosted us in their home outside of the city, where we ended up staying for a few days. This trip to Sri Lanka began on a positive note. The cloud of Mefloquin had been lifted (we quit taking it at the end of our last trip ...

Holiday mode, Hambantota, Sri Lanka travel blog

Holiday mode

A travel blog entry by carjack83

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It's hard to believe that's the first week of the school holidays over.  It seems like only yesterday that we were all running around at the sports days. I know we are in a different time zone over here, but sometimes I think time goes at a faster ...

A Family Profile, Kirinda, Sri Lanka travel blog

A Family Profile

A travel blog entry by cosmicllama

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KIRINDA: Interview with a Local Family When the December 26th tsunami struck, Ansar was lounging outside his house, chatting with friends and enjoying the sunny morning. When a neighbor began to shout "Water is coming!", Ansar and his friends ...

On your marks, get set, go........., Hambantota, Sri Lanka travel blog

On your marks, get set, go.........

A travel blog entry by carjack83

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... , well for people to dress me! I wasn't the only one in a skirt; Mark also decided to wear one. We were true Sri Lankans for the day; however you didn't see many locals wearing sunglasses with their sarongs and saris!   Overall I think the day was ...

Southern Devastation, Kirinda, Sri Lanka travel blog

Southern Devastation

A travel blog entry by cosmicllama

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... we felt that we'd had enough, and were prepared to leave Colombo as soon as possible. We had one final meeting with the YMCA Sri Lanka and were ready to move on. Then we had lunch with Ashfaque. Timing is everything. Ashfaque, with whom we had been ...

Arugam Bay: Sri Lanka, Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka travel blog

Arugam Bay: Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by tom_hollie_2010

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... recommended to head to the Hill Country and East Coast so we decided to spend a few days in Arugam Bay and Ella. Unfortunately Sri Lanka’s transport system is one of the worst we have encountered. From Colombo it is an 8 hour journey to Arugam Bay ...

not so sweet Kandy, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

not so sweet Kandy

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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We arrive in Kandy about 1pm and check in to our hotel. It's the nicest so far but way out of the centre with a long steep up hill climb; shouldn't we be used to this by now? Our driver says he is leaving now. We are not happy as we were told we had him ...

Looking For Leopards, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka travel blog

Looking For Leopards

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... I suspect that most Brits believe that a ``cuppa`` would facilitate the growing of a new arm in just the right circumstances?). And Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) has been one of the largest tea exporters in the world. DH (where the D stands for Dunking My ...

From Boys to Men, Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka travel blog

From Boys to Men

A travel blog entry by carjack83

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Over the weekend, I bumped into 3 guys who were at Smile when I first came here in 07. They would have been in there early teens then, so they are now in their 20s.   The first of them I met in Food City, where he just started working 2 weeks ...

Head and shoulders, knees and toes, Hambantota, Sri Lanka travel blog

Head and shoulders, knees and toes

A travel blog entry by carjack83

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Friday has been and gone-it's scary how quickly this week has gone! At preschool their main activity was drawing a house with flowers, a coconut tree and a person. artistic abilities range but there was one girl in particular who i think did an ...

How do you stop?, Hambantota, Sri Lanka travel blog

How do you stop?

A travel blog entry by carjack83

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Let's start with the absolute highlight ever of out time in Sri Lanka….WE HAD OUR FIRST TUT TUT LESSON!! For those of you who don’t know what these are, they are like motorised Rickshaws and are the common mode of transport. We had decided ...

The weekend has been and gone, Hambantota, Sri Lanka travel blog

The weekend has been and gone

A travel blog entry by carjack83

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It's Sunday night so my 1st weekend in Sri Lanka is over. As always the weekend has gone very fast! We didn't venture outside of Hambantota - plenty of weekends to explore plus 2weeks in August when the school is closed. Saturday was a pretty relaxing ...

Tick tock..., Hambantota, Sri Lanka travel blog

Tick tock...

A travel blog entry by carjack83

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... truly ticking down, we have effectively just spent our last weekend as we know it! Next weekend we are in Colombo to see England play Sri Lanka at cricket, then the following weekend the team is over and after that we'll be on a plane! I have to say we ...

Cricket here we come, Hambantota, Sri Lanka travel blog

Cricket here we come

A travel blog entry by carjack83

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... , before the team arrives. It's a surprise as to what to expect so we'll just have to wait and see! After that it's off to the big  smoke ie Colombo to watch England play Sri Lanka in cricket, or if it bores me to tears, a weekend of ...

In the jungle, the Kandy jungle, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

In the jungle, the Kandy jungle

A travel blog entry by dazzla

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(following on the title) there's Lion beer tonight (a win away)! Friday December 12th Sri Lanka vs England, Second Test, Day 3 Much of the same today (ie sitting in the sun, drinking beer and singing). The Asgiriya Cricket Stadium in Kandy is ...

Let's talk about cricket, Hamnabantota, Sri Lanka travel blog

Let's talk about cricket

A travel blog entry by carjack83

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... in English very well when it comes to cricket. I really should start to take an interest as we're going to watch England v Sri Lanka in October.   We're traveling up to Colombo tomorrow night in preparation of a day trip to Kandy on Wednesday. ...

I arrest you in the name of the law...., Hambantota, Sri Lanka travel blog

I arrest you in the name of the law....

A travel blog entry by carjack83

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So, yesterday we spent the morning at Tangalle Prison, where the prisoners have just finished building a small Christian Chapel that was sponsored by Smile. The thing that struck us most was the fact that 80% of the prisoners are actually innocent when ...

Tree, Hmabantota, Sri Lanka travel blog

Tree

A travel blog entry by carjack83

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Today I learnt alongside the preschool children - I can now write "tree" in Sinhala! You never know when that's going to come in handy! It's such an artistic language - I don't know how people write so quickly.   There was a parent/teacher ...

Temple of the Tooth, Kandi, Sri Lanka travel blog

Temple of the Tooth

A travel blog entry by supertrampz

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... . Like avid collectors we had to tick off the continents and countries we had yet to explore. Jane had the opportunity to visit Sri Lanka as a stop on her journey home. The elections were due and a prominent figure in the Tamil tigers had recently been ...

Pot Luck, Hambantota, Sri Lanka travel blog

Pot Luck

A travel blog entry by carjack83

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... " today. For some reason, they kept mixing up fish and sheep - there must be some strange looking fish saying "baa" in Sri Lanka! I stuck to animals I could vaguely draw - fish, sheep, cow, duck, pig and then the problem came with horse!! Fortunately ...

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