Travel Blogs from Galle, Sri Lanka

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Veel Nederlandse historie op de m², Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Veel Nederlandse historie op de m²

A travel blog entry by erwin_marjolein

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... ter wereld: de Verenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie, de VOC. Toen uit eerdere Nederlandse handelstochten naar Ceylon (het huidige Sri Lanka) bleek dat er lucratieve business mogelijk was, besloot de VOC koers te zetten naar dit toch wel onbekende eiland. ...

In Search of Sri Lankan Food, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

In Search of Sri Lankan Food

A travel blog entry by pwoods_home

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... smiles. The food was wonderful as you can see by our empty plates. We had King Coconuts to drink and then enjoyed a Sri Lankan curry dinner, which included rice and an assortment of vegetable curries, plus a fish curry. We ended the meal with Water ...

Mingling with the locals, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Mingling with the locals

A travel blog entry by tomandgem

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... locals could set up businesses this easily (as long as they remained clean and hygienic when it came to food!). Our trip to Galle became most memorable because of the bus trip back to Mirissa.  We hadn’t realised that the following day was the ...

17th - 18th  February, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

17th - 18th February

A travel blog entry by orioncassiopiea

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a pitstop to break up the journey from Tangalle to Negombo, we stayed at the lovely Seagreen Guesthouse again, with ...

Afternoon in Galle, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Afternoon in Galle

A travel blog entry by pwoods_home

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We spent a leisurely afternoon at the hotel in Galle. Enjoyed lunch by the pool, served by a lovely young man named Asha, who is in training to be a waiter. Afterwards we went for a swim in the ...

Tour of Dutch Fort in Galle, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Tour of Dutch Fort in Galle

A travel blog entry by pwoods_home

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In the morning we walked around the Dutch Fort in Galle. It rained on and off all day, but being from Vancouver it didn't deter us a bit. We even managed to do a little shopping for fresh fruit and ...

Drove to Galle, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Drove to Galle

A travel blog entry by pwoods_home

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In the afternoon we drove south to Galle where we will stay two nights at the Jetwing Lighthouse Hotel right on the beach. Relaxed in the lounge and had a lovely prawn dinner in the hotel restaurant. Tomorrow it's up by 7:30 and out to tour Galle by ...

1st - 5th  February, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

1st - 5th February

A travel blog entry by orioncassiopiea

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... Anglican church and had a fascinating mix of old 17th-18th century gravestones, as well as 19th century British gravestones.  Fort Galle is a splendid small town where we both felt at ease and where we agreed we could easily live for awhile, not ...

5th - 17th  February, Tangalle, Sri Lanka travel blog

5th - 17th February

A travel blog entry by orioncassiopiea

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We took the local bus along the coast from Galle to Matara, where we changed and caught another to Tangalle, a three hour journey. We arrived at the Ibis Guesthouse, which sits directly on the beach on the Indian Ocean.  Our first floor room with a ...

Galle, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Galle

A travel blog entry by benzai

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... elle, a été protégée par ses murs.   Al sur oeste de la isla se encuentra la pequeña ciudad histórica de Galle con un estilo europeo tropical. Las callecitas en piedra, un fuerte, la arquitectura colonial y su ambiente tropical le dan un estilo ...

Travellers Tree - the old Dutch forte, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Travellers Tree - the old Dutch forte

A travel blog entry by eileen.bracey

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... the train station. After buying our tickets at 55 rupees each, about 25 p, we sat and waited for our train to Galle. With a few confusions over which platform we needed we finally confirmed the right train and climbed aboard. The journey was as pleasant ...

Fort, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Fort

A travel blog entry by pasturantpelmon

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Bones tardes amics meus tots!! Galle és un poble envoltat per una fortificació immensa. El poble en si té molt d'encant, esta tot ple de restaurants amb cuina occidental i, això de tant en tant ho agraïm i molt! Ens passem els dies passejant pels ...

A sudden and unfortunate end to our trip, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

A sudden and unfortunate end to our trip

A travel blog entry by peacocks2014

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... swopping whimsical thoughts about cricket and cricketers! The visit here brought home just how devastating the tsunami had been for southern Sri Lanka. The whole southern coast line had been devastated by the tidal wave with over 35,000 people ...

Serendipity, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Serendipity

A travel blog entry by elegibson

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... down over the Indian Ocean from an infinity pool on a deserted beach... Surely you can't need any more persuading To come and see Sri Lanka for yourselves! Still a few weeks left on this special island then on 17th March I fly to Laos for a month and then ...

Sri Lanka - Day 11 - Last Night in Lanka, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sri Lanka - Day 11 - Last Night in Lanka

A travel blog entry by ckingnfinding

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... . A quick visit to a turtle hatchery and refuge. I found out there are 7 different types of turtles and 5 are found in Sri Lanka! (Haven't googled checked that, so don't quote me). At this small facility, injured turtles are nursed back to health and ...

Day 43 - Dutch fort, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Day 43 - Dutch fort

A travel blog entry by patersn

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... accustomed to. On route to Galle we stopped to photograph stilt fishermen casting lines from their traditional poles. The main attraction at Galle is the World Heritage-listed Dutch fort. We were fortunate enough to be staying inside the fort itself, in a ...

Sri Lanka's South Coast - Colonial Galle & Beaches, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sri Lanka's South Coast - Colonial Galle & Beaches

A travel blog entry by modernnomad67

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... with fortification walls and most buildings inside dating from the era of Dutch colonialization before the British took control of Sri Lanka. Galle was pleasant to stroll around but there aren't many notable sights. Sri Lanka’s south coast was ...

Galle, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Galle

A travel blog entry by aandl

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... auto rickshaw to Galle Fort and our guest house.     The Fort area is the old colonial heart of Galle (originally colonised by the Dutch and subsequently by the English) with attractive and very quiet streets (particularly in comparison with ...

Leopards-0 : Snakes-1, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Leopards-0 : Snakes-1

A travel blog entry by johnandalison

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... , for an annual Christmas party with friends gathered at Hillary and Andrew's place back in Vancouver. An unexpected surprise was that Sri Lanka`s south coast is on the annual migration of the world largest animal, the blue whale. The pamphlets, which ...

A hot St Andrews - a very unusual experience, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

A hot St Andrews - a very unusual experience

A travel blog entry by tess.johnson

We took our Tuk Tuk over to the nearby historic fort of Galle for a wander around. With the old wall next to the sea it was a little reminiscent of St Andrews (so very apt for us 3 university friends to be there!), although it was much warmer!! And you ...

Colombo Bound, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Colombo Bound

A travel blog entry by ringsworldtrip

... filled with soft white sand and crystal clear waters and is much more beautiful then Goa . The old fort area is know as Galle and we are about 10 mins away for this very expensive up and coming area . The little streets are filled with fabulous ...

Stuff and things, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Stuff and things

A travel blog entry by squigglewiggle

... law strikes again!  It was very surreal sitting on a beautiful beach with bits of houses all around you. The area has a strong Sri Lankan Army presence – and err go a strong Tiger presence too (though I didn’t see any) – Soldiers ...

New Year Holiday, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

New Year Holiday

A travel blog entry by gihan

http://www.experiencesrilanka.com/hotel_page?object=accom&hotel_id=67 Had a wonderful break at Kingsley's Perl located just past 125km post, a quite villa facing the sea with a pool and small garden to play few out door games. Good cook at prepared ...

Last few days, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Last few days

A travel blog entry by rachelcouncell

... and then at a seafood restaurant where I had king prawns. The drive was along the coast where the Tsunami hit. I am now in Galle at a lovely hotel on the coast and we had the most beautiful sunset tonight. Tomorrow I'm going whale watching at 5.30 AM. ...

Great city, brutal bus ride, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Great city, brutal bus ride

A travel blog entry by senorbrian

I'm about over taking the bus now after being on the road for 3 months, up until now the buses have been alright overall but I'm stating to get motion sickness from them as they drive very erratic and jerky and fill them right up, i had 3 people ...

Galle en hikkaduwa, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Galle en hikkaduwa

A travel blog entry by fcr_nienke

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... fort bezocht. Heel grappig. Teksten in het Nederlands, Nederlandse kerk, nederlands postkantoor. Er stond overal anno 1678 bijv. In sri lanka wisten ze niet wat anno betekende en dat hebben wij ins gids natuurlijk kunnen uitleggen. Het was fort zoals wij ...

Galle, Sri Lanka, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Galle, Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by lisaptraveller

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... , it was built by the Portuguese then finished by the Dutch before being passed to the British in 1796. Everywhere you go in Sri Lanka you see kids playing cricket, unlike other places where football seems to be the top of all children's agendas. As soon ...

Last Day Lets make the most of it, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Last Day Lets make the most of it

A travel blog entry by rvfdan

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... in unawatuna we make arrangements with the Hotel for a late check out tomorrow and a car to the airport then its out for an evening walk around Galle Fort , we both still have some Rupees left so its splurge dinner at the Galle Fort hotel again ...

Galle, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Galle

A travel blog entry by elizabethandian

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... the turtle conservation farm from one of the staff and learnt a lot: of the 7 varieties of sea turtle in the world 5 are indigenous to Sri Lanka. The mortality rate in the wild is enormous – of each 1,000 egss hatched, only about 10 or 20 make it to ...

Welcome to some of the most beautiful places......, Bentota, Galle, Balapitiya, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Welcome to some of the most beautiful places......

A travel blog entry by taruvillas

taru villas, sri lanka - small boutique luxury and style in sri lanka hotels - a beach resort, a riverside villa, a city hotel, and a heritage house. featured in the conde nast traveler, hip hotels and the hip hotels atlas, herbert ypma's series of ...

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