Travel Blogs from Sri Lanka

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Surf, Dive and Wild life - Backpacking Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Surf, Dive and Wild life - Backpacking Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by campbell-louw

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... by bicycle and seeing the world's oldest tree. Diving and spending some time in a hammock in chilled out Trincomalee. Food in Sri Lanka. Prices and accommodation at the bottom. After a couple of dry months traveling in India and Nepal I was starting to ...

Sigiriya - Polonnaruwa, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sigiriya - Polonnaruwa

A travel blog entry by crosintheworld

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On the 3rd day in Sri Lanka, we were staying at Sigiriya, in a nice hotel in the middle of rice fields. From there, we visited Sigiriya rock fortress with its famous paintings. They say each of the women painted there was married with the king who built ...

Anyone for a cuppa?, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka travel blog

Anyone for a cuppa?

A travel blog entry by serenelisabeth

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From Adam's Peak, I decided to head towards the central highlands area of Nuwara Eliya tovisit the famous tea plantations. Taking advantage of my new travel buddy Andy who happened to be travelling by motorbike, I hopped on the back and we had ...

Addicted, Unawatuna, Sri Lanka travel blog

Addicted

A travel blog entry by tanirikiki

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... was painful, but Bernard  and I went for it. At 6 AM we were walking across the Mirissa harbor. One white chick amidst all sri lankan men. You figure out. I don't know HOW MANY jokes I heard (although I couldn't understand ANY of it!) about how much ...

Be-Galle-ing, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Be-Galle-ing

A travel blog entry by jamieparkins

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... heart of Galle - but strangely detached from it - lies the old Dutch quarter, known as the Fort.  Apparently, Sri Lanka's best-preserved colonial townscape, the Fort is enclosed within a chain of brutally impressive bastions which now guard the area ...

east and away from Stupas, Batticaloa, Sri Lanka travel blog

east and away from Stupas

A travel blog entry by alister.bland

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Not sure you ever get away from Buddhism in Sri Lanka but certainly here in the east there are more Hindu's (Tamils) and Muslims.  In fact the sights are the mosques and Hindu temples.  And a few Christian churches - thanks to the ...

Mellow Mirissa, Mirissa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Mellow Mirissa

A travel blog entry by thestewarts

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... sun and sea - mmmmmm! We found a nice Reggae bar (Nissan) for sunset, then for dinner we finally got our 'kottu' (traditional Sri Lankan stir fry) at the little roadside diner at the bottom of our street, before settling in for an early night to prepare ...

a surfie beach, Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka travel blog

a surfie beach

A travel blog entry by alister.bland

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And down the east coast to Arugam Bay – a big surfie spot.  Bus ride quite scary for the first half of it.  Flat tack and mainly on the wrong side of the road.  Anything we caught up to we immediately passed irrespective of what was ...

Sri Lanka - Dambulla & Sigiriya, Habarana, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sri Lanka - Dambulla & Sigiriya

A travel blog entry by tereza-gonzalo

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... reached the Mirror Wall of which paintings are supposed to be one of the most significant pieces of classical paintings of Sri Lanka. According to the graffiti on the Mirror Wall Sigiriya was crowded by local visitors between the 6th and 12th century ...

An introduction to Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

An introduction to Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by bjbromberg

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... nbsp; We traveled to LAX, had a three hour layover, then on to Hong Kong with a one hour plus layover, then off to Colombo, Sri Lanka, arriving on Wednesday night at 11:30 p.m. local time and it was 1:00 a.m. Thursday before we arrived at our hotel.  ...

The Lovely Laguna of Unawatuna, Unawatuna, Sri Lanka travel blog

The Lovely Laguna of Unawatuna

A travel blog entry by randfamily

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     We flew from Bangalore to Colombo, Sri Lanka, and we were stunned to see that at the duty free stores in the airport, they sell things like washing machines and Macintosh computers. "Who goes to the airport to buy a washing ...

un jour à weligama, Weligama, Sri Lanka travel blog

un jour à weligama

A travel blog entry by lucaseb

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Trop de vent aujourd'hui pour le surf.  réaction n°1 : aller se recoucher pour rattraper toutes ces grasses mat avortées par des sessions surf à 6h30 du mat' réaction n°2 : se lamenter de ne pas avoir emmener une aile de kite dans son ...

Addendum, Negombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Addendum

A travel blog entry by lordos

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A traveller goes from place to place always expecting the next place to be better than the last- but it never is and thats why he keeps travelling!! Our earth is a small part of this vast universe so if you find a spectacular place just remember ...

Beware, long post ahead!!, Mirissa , Sri Lanka travel blog

Beware, long post ahead!!

A travel blog entry by tanirikiki

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... that had stuck to them. Yuck. Yuck. Yuck. Dec. 7th – It’s still raining like crazy. Now, I’ve been in Sri Lanka since December 3rd, and there’s been rain every single day. PLUS! My last few days in India were rainy as well. It ...

Day 27  Galle, Sri Lanka, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Day 27 Galle, Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by luv2cruise

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... decided with the rolling seas, it would be better if we pulled up anchor and set sail for our next port which was Colombo, Sri Lanka. Another sea day!  We would have liked to have seen the stilt fishermen on our excursion, but maybe another time we ...

Ella, au coeur des plantations de the, Ella, Sri Lanka travel blog

Ella, au coeur des plantations de the

A travel blog entry by mikadiena

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Mercredi matin, on se dirige donc vers la gare pour prendre le train pour Ella, village au coeur des plantations de the de la region centre. On nous avait prévenu que le train intercite est bonde....on ne sera pas déçus! Pas moyen de réserver une ...

Tea Estates of the hill country, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka travel blog

Tea Estates of the hill country

A travel blog entry by warren.limbert

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  17Th Jan.      We had asked around and found out there was a direct bus to our next destination, Nuwara Eliya (pronounced Nureliya ). This bus left at 10 AM and was to get to Nureliya about five and a half hours later. So we duly ...

Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by andyandzak

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Sri Lanka was the perfect antidote to hectic Hong Kong - incredible Buddhist caves, elephants wandering around the jungle, huge aligator-like lizards everywhere, and the odd 6 foot snake slithering accross the highway (hmm, not our favourite aspect of the ...

Galle Fort, Unamatuna, Sri Lanka travel blog

Galle Fort

A travel blog entry by timscott23

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... Galle - pretty dramatic stuff.  The Galle cricket ground was badly damaged, but today we saw a game there between the England and Sri Lanka under 19 teams.   Next time we are in Sri Lanka we will stay in the Fort for a while - and learn some ...

Leaving paradise, Unawatuna, Sri Lanka travel blog

Leaving paradise

A travel blog entry by surfy_sarah

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... had my last rice & curry today & now looking forward to pad thai & green chicken curry! I will say one thing though.........I'll definitely come back to Sri Lanka at some point. It's such a magical place & really gets under your ...

3rd Stop - Rest at the hotel in Bentota, Bentota, Sri Lanka travel blog

3rd Stop - Rest at the hotel in Bentota

A travel blog entry by venoth

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   Reached the hotel quite late, almost night. We just had out bath and had dinner at the hotel itself which was inclusive of the tour package. Then we just lazed around in the resort and also utilized the club facilities available there. We ...

Elephant Safari, Dambulla, Sri Lanka travel blog

Elephant Safari

A travel blog entry by offonourown2

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Jagath whisked us off to our next stop - Minneriya National Park.  With the promise of hundreds of elephants waiting for us, we pessimistically set off on safari. We are not always very lucky with these safaris. All the ones we had done so far; ...

Adam's Peak, Dalhousie, Sri Lanka travel blog

Adam's Peak

A travel blog entry by trent

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Sri Pada, Samanalakanda, Butterfly Mountain, also known as Adam's Peak, this is THE climb to make while visiting Sri Lanka.  The steep mountain has attracted all types, whether you're a mere traveler, an explorer, a pilgrim, or even a king.  Why ...

Hikkaduwa, where proportion takes a holiday, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Hikkaduwa, where proportion takes a holiday

A travel blog entry by beckerworldtrip

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... but cheese sandwiches. The first meal he had was so spicy that he ran around the restaurant flapping his arms and speaking in tongues. 'Mild' in Sri Lanka is just a matter of proportion like everything else here, I think it means 'won't melt your head'. ...

Buses, temples and a lot of climbing!!, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka travel blog

Buses, temples and a lot of climbing!!

A travel blog entry by gos201

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... have for their religion. It really is impressive.   We biked on to Ruwanamweli Dagoba next - built following an ancient war in sri lanka, to show the leaders remorse for killing so many people. It is the oldest stupa in Sri Lanka and is 295ft tall ...

Day 28 Explorer of the Seas, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka travel blog

Day 28 Explorer of the Seas

A travel blog entry by suemeisenhelter

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... Indian Ocean. Our position is roughly 6 degrees north latitude and 80 degrees east longitude. We sailed so close to the island nation of Sri Lanka that we could easily see it. It was only a few miles off our port side. We are working very hard at doing ...

Tempelbesøk, Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka travel blog

Tempelbesøk

A travel blog entry by verdensreise

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... 'et er veldig annerledes her enn hjemme, og vi føler oss veldig rike (noe vi antakelig også er). Det har ikke regnet på Sri Lanka på to måneder, men i dag kom det sannelig! Det førte til at dagens safaritur i Yala nasjonalpark, ble utsatt til i ...

Sri Lanka, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by ben_anna_travel

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Christmas and Birthdays, Ella, Sri Lanka travel blog

Christmas and Birthdays

A travel blog entry by westwoods

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... were walking down the street when who should we bump into yet again but Loucka, such a small world. Geoffrey Dobbs, who founded Adopt Sri Lanka, is team captain of Taprabane Tuskers, one of the teams taking part in the event. Teams from Sri Lanka, Nepal, ...

Negombo à pied, Negombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Negombo à pied

A travel blog entry by marie-claude.g

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... 'sentés jusqu'ici dans les centres touristiques! Le propriétaire d'un magasin nous fait même une remise sur l'achat d'un drapeau sri-lankais... Idem pour la petite patisserie/salon de thé où nous nous arrêtons : 100 roupies (60 centimes d'euro) pour ...

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