Travel Blogs from Sri Lanka

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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. ...

Worth the effort, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka travel blog

Worth the effort

A travel blog entry by offonourown2

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... still had to face. Finally, after an hour of climbing, we reached the top and the views were lovely. 360 degrees of beautiful Sri Lanka stretched all around us.There was also the ancient citadel for us to explore and the temple which was built on the ...

Tissamaharama and Yala National Park, Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka travel blog

Tissamaharama and Yala National Park

A travel blog entry by aguas

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... somebody accidentaly spilled asfalt on the ground and if you are a girl, a sports bra is highly recommended for bus trips in Sri Lanka (breast feeding women may end up with butter instead of milk). We were jumping like popcorn, but made it to Wellawaya ...

Negombo, Negombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Negombo

A travel blog entry by warren.limbert

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... for the pair and that included postage. I would have paid that for the lizard alone he is that nice.    We have enjoyed our Sri Lanka tour and it was time to move on. We stayed two nights in Ngombo and on the morning of the 5th Feb we caught a ...

Jungle beach, Unawatuna, Sri Lanka travel blog

Jungle beach

A travel blog entry by leendunc

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Off to jungle beach today, a 10 min tuktuk ride from Unawantuna.  We are dropped off at the top of a steep dirt track which meanders down hill through thick rainforest.  It feels good to be free from the shops, tuktuks and bussle of Unawatuna. ...

Elephant Soho, Uda Walawe National Park, Sri Lanka travel blog

Elephant Soho

A travel blog entry by williment

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Onto our final National Park in Sri Lanka - Uda Walawe. We stay at the Kulu's Hideaway hotel, a lovely hotel owned by former Sri Lankan International cricketer Kulu (Romesh Kaluwitarana). A hideaway it is to, a big bus, a small bus and then a long Tuk-Tuk ...

At the beach!, Unawatuna, Sri Lanka travel blog

At the beach!

A travel blog entry by hollister

Finally at the beach to enjoy the sunshine and the nightlife of Sri Lanka! Hot and got burnt but a good ...

Yala Safari, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka travel blog

Yala Safari

A travel blog entry by offonourown2

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Up at 4am and off in the jeep for our sunrise safari. We were were promised lots of animals and birds including peacocks, elephants and leopard. Our Driver Janaka got us there early so we were 3rd in the queue for tickets and as soon as he had them ...

Getting acclimatized, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Getting acclimatized

A travel blog entry by nealevans

Well seeing Ray and Ang was great and we did get to the conversation on the last night at the eco resort. Spent learning a bit about International schools, filling the new ipod and generally relaxing and sleeping...was well looked after and ...

The cave temples at Dambulla, Dambulla, Sri Lanka travel blog

The cave temples at Dambulla

A travel blog entry by hornuts

... dates back to at least the 5th century.  I guess it's a pilgrimmage spot for some Buddhists, and there were a lot more Sri Lankan visitors there than foreign tourists (not the case at the other places so far).  One little kid demanded that ...

In Transit, Columbo, Sri Lanka travel blog

In Transit

A travel blog entry by hudsondino

Two hours in terminal ...

"tiens voila du boudha, voila du boudha ..."

A travel blog entry by lucaseb

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dans le train pour Ella, Ella, Sri Lanka travel blog

dans le train pour Ella

A travel blog entry by lucaseb

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Buddahed out, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka travel blog

Buddahed out

A travel blog entry by pablito

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... three days, not to mention the five our tuktuk tour of many... many... rocks, basically. For centuries Anuraphadura was the capital of Sri Lanka, but now.... rocks, basically. Rocks in a way that Nora Jones never shall do. So, back to Buddah. Buddah, ...

A day in Kandy, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

A day in Kandy

A travel blog entry by bonniebelle

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We left the ship early to get on the bus to Kandy. At the port in Colombo armed soldiers arrived as we docked, two on each motor scooter, they looked ready to shoot anyone should the need arise. There are lots of containers waiting for loading here, ...

Galle, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Galle

A travel blog entry by sabtravels

... third class. The train (a steam engine blowing huge gusts of black smoke right into your face consistently) ploughed its way through Sri lanka at a snail's place stopping at every excuse of a station. To compound this, as co-passengers, right next to us ...

Hikkaduwa , Unnawatuna, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Hikkaduwa , Unnawatuna

A travel blog entry by sabtravels

Feel greatly refreshed and energized from my marathon slumber yesterday, so after a hearty breakfast head to the beach by myself. Prom was a feeling a little bit under the weather so she decided to lie in. At the beach i attempt to learn how to swim on ...

Unnawatuna, Unawatuna, Sri Lanka travel blog

Unnawatuna

A travel blog entry by sabtravels

... it looked like ;) Couldn't understand 90% of what he was saying. Funny guy. To escape I headed into the water and there another Sri Lankan guy piles on. Thank you. By now Prom and me had tanned completely and were looking like a couple of locals. This ...

the ancient city, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka travel blog

the ancient city

A travel blog entry by leendunc

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We're on the bus south to Dambulla, still within the city limits but already sensing an easing of tension and a lifting of clouds.  An unfamiliar mixture of emotions that clashes with the sight of butterflies as they migrate to the mountains. ...

Tissamaharama & Yala National Park, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka travel blog

Tissamaharama & Yala National Park

A travel blog entry by salcat

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Coming ...

Tea and scones, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Tea and scones

A travel blog entry by lindasmejkal

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Tea, clotted cream, strawberries and scones are served on the veranda of the Amagalla Hotel at three p.m. every day. Scones were "lovely" and the setting fit for the ...

An in-reef swimming pool!, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

An in-reef swimming pool!

A travel blog entry by beckerworldtrip

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... sat there watching the lighted fishing boats out on the horizon. I told Estela that I didn’t know there were lightening bugs in Sri Lanka, and she told me that she was positive that there was at least one. Estela is the master of safe bets. We ...

Discovering the Lost City, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka travel blog

Discovering the Lost City

A travel blog entry by jamieparkins

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For well over a thousand years, the history of Sri Lanka was essentially the history of Anuradhapura.  Situated almost at the very centre of the island's northern plains, the city rose to prominence very early in the development of Sri Lanka, and ...

back in Kandy, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

back in Kandy

A travel blog entry by hornuts

I'll try to post an update soon... in the meantime I've managed to get some photos online, check my flickr page to see the photos and some writeups http://www.flickr.com/photos/hornuts From there click on the "September 2007 set".  I'll try to ...

Sri Lanka - Nuwara Eliya, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sri Lanka - Nuwara Eliya

A travel blog entry by tereza-gonzalo

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... we met with our tuk-tuk driver who took us back to Nuwara Eliya. Our schedule was pretty tight in that moment (basically since we landed in Sri Lanka we have been struggling with lack of time). At 11.45 we were back in our hostel. At 12.30 we were already ...

Beware The Sea Pigeons!!, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Beware The Sea Pigeons!!

A travel blog entry by melandsam

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... - it was like travelling with Afsheen, hehe! The drive was interesting though and gave us a whistle stop tour of what Sri Lanka is like; everyone bustling about, shops for laptops next door to carts selling coconuts, cows roaming free range on the ...

Polonnaruwa, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Polonnaruwa

A travel blog entry by rayandpaul

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Polonnaruwa, the second most ancient capital of Sri Lanka, dates back to King Vijayabahu I who reunited the country in 1070AD and shifted the capital. However, it is his grandson Parakramabahu I, who had extensive irrigation built (which to this day still ...

Cricket at the SSC, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Cricket at the SSC

A travel blog entry by jamieparkins

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... scoreboard, which serves as Colombo's venue for Test match cricket. It was fanastic to take my seat at the ground, but unfortunately, Sri Lanka had taken the game away from England on the [previous] third day, closing on 379-4, in reply to ...

accueilli a bopitiya, Bopitiya, Sri Lanka travel blog

accueilli a bopitiya

A travel blog entry by lucaseb

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