Travel Blogs from Sri Lanka

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Trincomalee, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka travel blog

Trincomalee

A travel blog entry by warren.limbert

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... a huge low pressure weather system was coming in from the east and it hung around for days dropping huge amounts of water on Sri Lanka once again causing even more flooding. We were starting to get worried as we had heard that the Trinco to Colombo train ...

Tumultuous Trinco, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka travel blog

Tumultuous Trinco

A travel blog entry by redsetter

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... Daniel, who I'd met during my stay in Varkala.  So much less scary with a travelling companion.   First impressions of Sri Lanka: Basically a cleaner, more orderly, more advanced, and a lot less hectic version of India.  I liked it. The ...

Approaching Sri Lanka, Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka travel blog

Approaching Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by pete-r

... ; E 83° 08.9' A windy day. Was confined to the lee side (starboard) for my walk and spent most of the day reading, although I did sit out for a while mid-afternoon. Could see lighthouses and coastal towns in southern Sri Lanka in the evening. ...

Sad fishermen stories, Tangalle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sad fishermen stories

A travel blog entry by nas.latif

I liked it so much here that I decided to stay on longer. I got to know the fishermen a bit better and they all had stories about the day the tsunami came and they lost their loved ones and their homes. One man found his father in a tree many miles ...

The hill train, Haputale, Sri Lanka travel blog

The hill train

A travel blog entry by joaopisco

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De Ella para Haputale, diz que se deve apanhar o comboio. As vistas sobre as plantações de chá são absolutamente... merecedoras de viajar de comboio em vez de autocarro. É o que dizem. É o que vou ver. A primeira coisa que vi foi um comboio ...

Two Weeks in Sri Lanka, Negombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Two Weeks in Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by hoffs2ctheworld

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... better than mine!!! The only culture shock we had was the rise in price for us tight budgeted backpackers. Arriving directly from Sri Lanka's big neighbour India, we really noticed the hiked up tourist prices. Transport costs were very cheap but food, ...

Back to Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Back to Colombo

A travel blog entry by susiewoo

We packed and got the bus to Nanu Oya, where loudspeakers were playing music loudly through the village, and where we bought lots of lentil wadhas to eat on our train journey. We travelled first class to Colombo in the observation car. In Colombo we ...

Le boulot me manque.... , Unawatuna, Sri Lanka travel blog

Le boulot me manque....

A travel blog entry by emeric.bensaci

... . Puis sommes alles dans un bar ou on est allonges sur des coussins a ecouter du reggae et boire des mojitos, mes premiers au Sri Lanka! Rentre vers 23h30, lecture et dodo. Reveil ce matin vers 9h, sous le soleil, prends direct un bus local a 9 ...

more beaches and more turtles, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

more beaches and more turtles

A travel blog entry by jojo-a-lenka

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... the hotel – especially insects (centipedes, millipedes, spiders, mantises, flies, mosquitoes, large bugs of all sorts and butterflies) and geckos We will definitely come back to Sri Lanka as we love this country and we will be more active next ...

Arrivée un brin loosy..., Negombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Arrivée un brin loosy...

A travel blog entry by lucaseb

C'est reparti pour un périple de 3 mois. Première destination : le sri lanka Levé 5h. Direction Paris Orly. Mon avion est à 10h mais décolle avec 20 minutes. Avec une correspondance à Kuala Lumpur et 40 minutes pour prendre le vol suivant pour ...

Jungle weekend!, Kitulgala, Sri Lanka travel blog

Jungle weekend!

A travel blog entry by gos201

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... start buying some each day from Food City, the supermarket near our house. So when we arrived Friday night there was a big group of Sri Lankans dancing with an amazing live singer! We all joined in and danced like maaaaad people! It was so much fun but ...

The best place on Sri Lanka so far..., Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka travel blog

The best place on Sri Lanka so far...

A travel blog entry by krasy8

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... tired and hungry I returned to my "base" to have my dinner. I went for grilled fish and was blown away! The best dish on Sri Lanka so far, I realised afterwards. So maybe there is a chance for a good food in this country after all, I hoped. There was ...

Day 3-6, Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka travel blog

Day 3-6

A travel blog entry by stephaniehawks

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Camp Anawanna, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Camp Anawanna

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers

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... development, but it is 4 kilometers away from where the tourists are/go--another example of this "Cultural Triangle" region of Sri Lanka not having developed a strong tourism infrastructure yet. We saw no restaurants in town, either. It seems you really ...

Pearl of the East......Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Pearl of the East......Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by maxigrove

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... , we took a minibus to the southern town of Unawatuna (what a cool name!) known for its nice beaches.  Public transportation in Sri Lanka can get quite crowded and our 5 hour ride was no exception.  Even though all the seats were taken, they ...

2,222 Stairs to Climb, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka travel blog

2,222 Stairs to Climb

A travel blog entry by stephaniehawks

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... different types of woods they use here as well as the natural paint from the rainbow tree. Kandy taught us a lot about the resources that are used in Sri Lanka. It's so interesting to learn about the people and their culture; it never gets old to ...

Kandy, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

Kandy

A travel blog entry by sabtravels

Wake up around 10.30 am. The physical pain and the aches had set in, but the body has had it much needed rest. Grabbed a quick breakfast and headed out to the Train and Bus stations to figure out our next step. Bought a map of the Island and we started ...

Kitulgala, Kandy, Kitulgala, Sri Lanka travel blog

Kitulgala, Kandy

A travel blog entry by sabtravels

... a Burmese Rest house. This place run by a sweet little monk - is open only to foreign nationals and the prices are dirt cheap - 300 Sri Lankan rupees per night for the two of us!!. Rooms are most basic to say the least - but at that time all we could see ...

Royal Botanic Gardens, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka travel blog

Royal Botanic Gardens

A travel blog entry by alexhuchet

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... to the Botanic Gardens, I stop at a local café for a coffee. This when I realised that every coffee I’d had in Sri Lanka was not filtered properly. It was full of coffee grains so you can’t really finish it otherwise you’d be literally ...

Ben pas mieux..., Unawatuna, Sri Lanka travel blog

Ben pas mieux...

A travel blog entry by emeric.bensaci

Aujourd'hui reveil et petit dejeuner, riz rouge et piments avec oignons. Ca te met la patate direct! Devais partir sur Mirissa, une plage paradisiaque et quasiment deserte, mais vu le temps je vais me faire chier grave.. Decide donc d'aller avec Andreas ...

Feb 25, 2012, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

Feb 25, 2012

A travel blog entry by lucaseb

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I chose to sit in the car...a lot!, Anuradhapura District, Sri Lanka travel blog

I chose to sit in the car...a lot!

A travel blog entry by stephaniehawks

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I have always thought I would really enjoy seeing ruins that were older than Jesus himself. What I learned on this particular day was that it depends on what I am looking at and what the current weather is. This probably makes me pretty shallow, I know. ...

Unawatuna cont..., Unawatuna, Sri Lanka travel blog

Unawatuna cont...

A travel blog entry by alexklarka

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... saw one while snorkling over the reef). After that we went to a semi fresh/salt water lake that was very unlike the rest of Sri Lanka we had seen. It was so peaceful there as we got ferried round on cat-a-marang boat to the differnt Islands. People ...

Ox Cart Ride, Anyone?, Dambulla, Sri Lanka travel blog

Ox Cart Ride, Anyone?

A travel blog entry by stephaniehawks

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We awoke in our most comfy bed and realized it was time to get moving. After a nice breakfast, we met Jagath at the van and headed to the village of Habarana. We met an Ox Cart waiting to take us into the village--an interesting form of transportation to ...

Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka travel blog

Polonnaruwa

A travel blog entry by timscott23

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It was damp, but not so wet this morning, so we packed up our gear and headed straight to Polonnaruwa.  On the way we stopped at the bridge that was flooding yesterday to see two giant water monitors.  A young village lad has 'trained' them to ...

Little Sunshine, Unawatuna, Sri Lanka travel blog

Little Sunshine

A travel blog entry by emeric.bensaci

Me leve encore sous la pluie, pour changer, et prends mon petit dejeuner, oeufs au bacon avec du the... Et la, miracle, le soleil arrive! Me depeche de prendre mon appareil photo pour aller prendre quelques photos de la plage. vais sur internet pendant ...

Cool Kandy, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

Cool Kandy

A travel blog entry by trent

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... a performance highlighting Kandian folk dress and dancing.  A  very tranquil stopover after a hectic few first days in Sri Lanka.  P.S. - I stayed at the Nature Walk Resort and can highly recommend it - nice owner, super-friendly staff, ...

Back to the daily grind, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Back to the daily grind

A travel blog entry by lionelrishi

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... we say goodbye to all you can eat and drink buffet, warm and friendly staff and most importantly of all air con! Our family tour of Sri Lanka has come to an end and it's time for Anita and me to hit the road and start thinking for ourselves again – ...

Mineriya National Park, Miniriya, Sri Lanka travel blog

Mineriya National Park

A travel blog entry by ben_anna_travel

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Mineriya National Park - ...

Now that's a beach!!, Aluthgama, Sri Lanka travel blog

Now that's a beach!!

A travel blog entry by jayandbri

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... Sri Lankan dances...crazy!! I've seen traditional dances from 15 different countries...and none were as wacky and interesting as Sri Lanka! They had fire dancers, spun insane circles, wore crazy laughing masks, and had beautiful basket girl dancers. It ...

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