Travel Blogs from Sri Lanka

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Grottes de Dambulla, Dambulla, Sri Lanka travel blog

Grottes de Dambulla

A travel blog entry by mikadiena

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Apres de belles journées dans la fraîcheur de Kandy, on a pris le bus pour aller voir les grottes de Dambulla. Elles se trouvent au sommet d'une colline que l'on monte par un escalier. Le ton est assez vite donné avec ce bouddha de 30m offert par la ...

Sigiriya et sa forteresse palais, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sigiriya et sa forteresse palais

A travel blog entry by mikadiena

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On prend le bus vendredi matin pour rejoindre la ville de Sigiriya et visiter sa splendide forteresse -palais perchée au sommet d'un grand monolithe rouge aux parois abruptes. Il s'agit du palais d'un roi sympathique qui le construisit et s'y réfugia ...

Pass this on!, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka travel blog

Pass this on!

A travel blog entry by gos201

Dave (Rowe) Just thought, could you give Jane Noake the link to my blog please! Thanks x ...

Animal Safari, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Animal Safari

A travel blog entry by randfamily

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... where he works, so we stopped at a tea palace where they gave us a full tea service and then we picked what we wanted to buy. In Sri Lanka, these are hot teas of course...if you want to buy iced tea you have to go to a country where they grow it in an ...

Marooned, Giritale, Sri Lanka travel blog

Marooned

A travel blog entry by timscott23

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... ;So from then on the two men talked only of wax moth, smoking techniques and colony conservation issues.  According to Tissa, Sri Lankans use honey for medicinal purposes rather than as a sweet treat or jam alternative. Back at our rest house tonight ...

A pukka place, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka travel blog

A pukka place

A travel blog entry by timscott23

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... , so we are delighted that today is not only not raining, but we are seeing our first blue sky since we arrived in Sri Lanka.   Before leaving Kandy we visited the workshop of a batik salesroom.  We were all fascinated to see the various stages ...

Monsoon has arrived!, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

Monsoon has arrived!

A travel blog entry by hollister

Another fairly long one so be prepared! As much as I was wishing for rain after an unbelievably hot week in Mount Lavinia I wasn't quite expecting the weeks accumilated rain to all fall at once! It stormed the whole night before the rest of the group ...

Fly from Trivandrum to Sri Lanka, Columbo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Fly from Trivandrum to Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by radsolv

Time to leave India for a spell. Would return to Madras a bit ...

The fisherman Sunil, Unawatuna, Sri Lanka travel blog

The fisherman Sunil

A travel blog entry by leendunc

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Its early and the sun still has its hazy red glow.  I take the short walk along the quiet, cool and sandy path that leads to the sheltered northern side of the bay.  The locals greet you with a familiar kindness, occasionally attempting to ply ...

Musical Guesthouses, Tangalla, Sri Lanka travel blog

Musical Guesthouses

A travel blog entry by cathonaventure

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... beach were small craters where turtle eggs had been laid. We saw an iguana scrabbling in one, looking for those eggs. The Sri Lanka Turtle Conservation Project is located here, so it is likely that enough eggs will survive and the little turtles will be ...

A herd of elephants..., Pinnawala, Sri Lanka travel blog

A herd of elephants...

A travel blog entry by girlabouttown

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... balk at the blatant categorising or discrimination if you see it that way but the sad reality is the vast majority of Sri Lankans live a simple life without the means to pay these prices. Compared to other attractions, these price tickets were ...

Unexpected Beauties, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Unexpected Beauties

A travel blog entry by cathonaventure

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... at first—we contemplated temples with only the sound of loud cooing and chattering birds to disturb us, and the occasional Sri Lankan family coming to worship. As the morning wore on, massive belching tour buses invaded our quiet roads and hordes ...

A long, long trip to Unawatuna, Unawatuna, Sri Lanka travel blog

A long, long trip to Unawatuna

A travel blog entry by beckerworldtrip

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... made way to suburbs, then farms and eventually raw countryside, the scenery became incrementally more lush and beautiful. This was the real Sri Lanka, a place I had been aching to see and hike through, of which we were able to do just a small bit while ...

tangalle, Tangalle, Sri Lanka travel blog

tangalle

A travel blog entry by dancingshanti

... until Thurs. the 9th in the afternoon. Friday morning i would have a private lesson because the other students are leaving to explore Sri Lanka for a few days--Sunday is the moon day, and with Anthony being gone they have a good chunk of time. I too ...

Anuradhapura en vélo., Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka travel blog

Anuradhapura en vélo.

A travel blog entry by lucaseb

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... prier ou simplement profiter de la sérénité du lieu.  Le soleil décline et Yves et moi filons vers le stupa du sri maha bodhi, même construction que le précédent, mais tout blanc et entouré d'un liseré de couleurs. Arrivés sur place, on ...

The fang, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka travel blog

The fang

A travel blog entry by hornuts

... , he'd ramble on in another language.  The other two things I could grasp was that he used to be a major in the sri lankan army (and possibly sober) 30 years ago; and his favourite topic was ranting about the various "buggers" who were ruining his ...

Sri Lanka - Kandy, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sri Lanka - Kandy

A travel blog entry by tereza-gonzalo

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... dance. Depicts the movements of a cobra and the taming of the cobra by a snake charmer. Mask dance. Low country´s (South Sri Lanka) dance showing the killing of a snake by the Garuda (mythical bird), usually performed to drive away evil spirits, it ...

Monia ihmeellisyyksia, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka travel blog

Monia ihmeellisyyksia

A travel blog entry by anssku

... palvelusta? Tama asetelma on joskus taalla kylla niin hullunkurinen. Ei me olla mitaan rikkaita siirtomaaisantia! Tama Pohjois-Sri Lanka ei kylla ole millaan tavoin valmis vastaanottamaan turisteja, ei ainakaan meita reppureissaajia. Ajattelimme: Kun ...

dancing with my own shadow, Jaffna, Sri Lanka travel blog

dancing with my own shadow

A travel blog entry by ecour0404

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... and mended my heart, it showed me the gradient in human capacities for violence and forgiveness.  If the people of north sri lanka can get past all they have been through, keep smiling and forgive all the atrocities bestowed on them and their land I ...

Sri Lanka, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by ben_anna_travel

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Arugam Bay and the east coast, Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka travel blog

Arugam Bay and the east coast

A travel blog entry by warren.limbert

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... They even had squads of suicide Commandos, these they called " BLACK TIGERS"  The Tamil Tigers wanted an autonomous state within Sri Lanka that they would call Eelan. What they wanted was the northern and eastern parts of the Island for their state. ...

Lazy four days on the beach, Tangalla, Sri Lanka travel blog

Lazy four days on the beach

A travel blog entry by warren.limbert

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... I would say however that we have found it cheaper to live in all of the countries we have visited so far than we have in Sri Lanka. I don't understand what is going on in the Sub Continent. I have stopped going to India because the prices of hotels there ...

Anuradhapura, l'ancienne capitale..., Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka travel blog

Anuradhapura, l'ancienne capitale...

A travel blog entry by mikadiena

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... , on passera des paysages plus arides de l'est a ceux bien plus vert de l'ouest! Anuradhapura est une des anciennes capitale du Sri Lanka, et surtout celle qui le resta le plus longtemps (Contrairement a Polonaruwa qui dura peu). Ce qu'ìl reste donc de ...

Portugal in Sri Lanka, Unawatuna, Sri Lanka travel blog

Portugal in Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by joaopisco

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... os barões assinalados Que, da ocidental praia lusitana, Por mares nunca de antes navegados Passaram ainda além da Taprobana... A Taprobana... Sri Lanka...onde os portugueses chegaram há quase cinco séculos (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri_Lanka)! Os ...

on dirait le Sud !, Midigama, Sri Lanka travel blog

on dirait le Sud !

A travel blog entry by lucaseb

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Goodbye Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Goodbye Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by bass_ke

After a reasonably late wake up we have some money to a random surfer for the room and got a ride up to Colombo in preparatio for our flight departing at 0130 the next morning, thing is we were so keen to get out of town we got to the airport at about ...

Ancient Cities...Continued, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Ancient Cities...Continued

A travel blog entry by sabarod

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Another day brings me to another of Sri Lanka's ancient cities.  Polannaruwa was a thriving commercial and religious center 800 years ago.  Although nearly 1,000 years old, it is much younger than Anuradhapura (my next destination to the north). ...

The journey continues-Jaffna and elsewhere on this, Mirissa, Sri Lanka travel blog

The journey continues-Jaffna and elsewhere on this

A travel blog entry by lordos

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... and I think he is joking but within a few kilometres the bus comes to a grinding halt and its passport control in the northern half of Sri Lanka-strange but true.Im asked how long am I going to Jaffna for etc etc and I try to make my answers as brief as ...

Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by jessicamary622

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... everywhere.  Most government officials live or conduct business in Colombo so military security is tight.  For many years, Sri Lanka has been battling with a civil conflict between two major ethnic groups on the island, the majority Buddhist ...

1st Stop - Breakfast At The Hotel, Bentota, Sri Lanka travel blog

1st Stop - Breakfast At The Hotel

A travel blog entry by venoth

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This morning, woke early and had breakfast in the hotel. I was excited today because today we were planned to visit the Holy Shrine of Kataragama. By 7am, we had left the hotel. ...

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