Travel Blogs from Sri Lanka

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Day 2 - Tangalle, Tangalle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Day 2 - Tangalle

A travel blog entry by weeanniemcd

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... as chips. Citylink sort yerself oot! Driving along the coast, looking out of the window, we got to see the famous Sri Lankan stilt fisherman, balancing precariously in the shallows, with long bamboo rods dipping into the Indian Ocean. Along the roadside, ...

Toddy, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

Toddy

A travel blog entry by staringbongos

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... , a memoir by a Sri Lankan native. His writing is really rich and humorous. I recommend it even for those who haven’t been, or aren’t interested in going to Sri Lanka. Each chapter is a small vignette but they all hang together really ...

White Water Rafting Elephants, Kitulgala, Sri Lanka travel blog

White Water Rafting Elephants

A travel blog entry by trent

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... , after the orphanage we traveled through Kitulgala on the way to Adam'Peak.  Since this area is known for white water rafting in Sri Lanka, I decided to stop for a quick ride.  As I was alone, I was hastily thrown into a raft with a group of ...

completing the cultural triangle (its a scalene), Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka travel blog

completing the cultural triangle (its a scalene)

A travel blog entry by hornuts

... restaurant with no flies", according to Bandula, we continued the drive north the Anuradhapura, the site of the most extensive ruins in Sri Lanka, and the closest I'll get to Tamil Tiger territory.  After finding my lodging, I'd wanted to go out, but ...

Death, destruction & Warnie, Unawatuna/ Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Death, destruction & Warnie

A travel blog entry by deetour

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... a magnificent hotel from Colonial days and similar feel to Raffles in Singapore. The  1954 movie " Over the River Kwai" was filmed in Sri Lanka and included this hotel and it's staff & I think Mt Lavinia Hotel as well.   On the way to ...

The chill at 2000m, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka travel blog

The chill at 2000m

A travel blog entry by bass_ke

... truly a blessing.  As it took about 4 hours longer than it should of (Due to the fact that most travel agents in Sri Lanka don't believe that Australians have Visa free entry to Thai Land) Mr Sunil was constantly running between me, trying to help ...

Day 26  Trincomlee, Sri Lanka, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka travel blog

Day 26 Trincomlee, Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by luv2cruise

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The day started and continued to be sunny, hot and humid.  Seems quite typical for this part of the world. We had a tour booked, but decided to do our own tour.  We took the shuttle into town.  Along the way we saw ...

Anuradhapura, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka travel blog

Anuradhapura

A travel blog entry by aguas

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... continua por escavar. Para além das ruínas, visitámos o templo de Isurumuniya Vihara, o mais antigo templo Budista do Sri Lanka (Sec. III a.c.). Tal como outros templos que já tinhamos visitado, está construido em cima de um richedo e ...

2nd Stop - Nuwara Eliya, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka travel blog

2nd Stop - Nuwara Eliya

A travel blog entry by venoth

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From Selva Kataragama, we went up some winding roads to the beautiful hill resort of Nuwara Eliya.  Along the way, we first stopped at Ravana Falls. From there onwards, we went up hill further and stopped for lunch at a government rest house. ...

Landed in Sri Lanka, Negombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Landed in Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by cathonaventure

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... ! The fourth man was already at the cash desk, processing our receipt. Within ten minutes, we had our modest stamp: “SRI LANKA IMMIGRATION, Permission to land, Stay 30 days." We breezed through to the cavernous and empty arrivals hall, a bounce in ...

Colombo, Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Colombo, Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by ben-theresab

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After a long voyage we made it to Sri Lanka, our last port in Asia. Such a beautiful place with many enthusiastic welcoming people who are proud of their country and want to share it with you. We were welcomed by people into their home and church.  ...

The Hill Country, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka travel blog

The Hill Country

A travel blog entry by aguas

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... para a praia, e decidimos dirigir-nos a Arugam Bay, na costa Sueste, atravesando as montanhas e Nuwara Eliya. As estradas no Sri Lanka são bastante más, especialmente no Norte e Este devido à guerra, por isso viajar por estrada pode levar bastante ...

Mihintala, Mihintala, Sri Lanka travel blog

Mihintala

A travel blog entry by dancingshanti

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Mihintala is the birthplace of Buddhism in Sri Lanka, and right next to the ancient city Anurandhapura, home of the oldest documented tree in the world--a bodhi tree over 2,000 years old. oliver rented a motorbike, but the night before i was sick with ...

The Natural Fortress, Sigiria, Sri Lanka travel blog

The Natural Fortress

A travel blog entry by dancingshanti

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Next stop, Sigiria (meaning "Lion Mountain"): city, palace, and royal gardens ....we also rented a motorbike today, but got a late start and arrived in Sigiria at 11:30 a.m., already too hot to enjoy anything in the sun. We paused to drink fresh ...

Dambulla's exquisite cave temples, Dambulla, Sri Lanka travel blog

Dambulla's exquisite cave temples

A travel blog entry by dancingshanti

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... are pools of exquisite lotus next to amazing views of the jungle land below. You certainly don't get such unpopulated, breath-taking (sorry for the clichè) landscape in India like you do in Sri Lanka... ____________ enjoy the photos of ...

Welcome to Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Welcome to Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by thestewarts

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... nothing else along the way! So we finally gave in and grabbed a bagel and some drinks from the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf chain (Sri Lanka's answer to Starbucks) and took them over for a picnic in the park - not at all the Sri Lankan feast we'd hoped for ...

Colombo -> Kandy, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

Colombo -> Kandy

A travel blog entry by bertnmarij

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... over and you cannot focus on the future but only on today? Sakula betekent overigens hogere klasse. Van de 60 klassen in Sri Lanka valt de familie waar we verblijven in de 3e hoogste. Het hele klassensysteem is een beetje achterhaald want iemand die alle ...

Dag 1 Kandy, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

Dag 1 Kandy

A travel blog entry by bertnmarij

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Vandaag is de laatste dag van Esala Perahera, het grootste Boeddhistische festival in Sri Lanka. Het duurt 10 dagen en schijnt prachtig te zijn. Duizenden Boeddhisten vanover het ganse land en daarbuiten, komen naar Kandy om dit spektakel te aanschouwen. ...

Feb 01, 2002, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka travel blog

Feb 01, 2002

A travel blog entry by barrontv

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Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Colombo

A travel blog entry by aguas

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... e revistados varias vezes ao dia. Durante os seculos XVI e XVII os Portugueses controlaram a costa e o comercio no Sri Lanka, e deixaram a sua marca... ainda hoje muitas pessoas tem apelidos Portugueses, encontramos aqui muitos Silvas, entre outros. ...

Foldecykler og gummibåde, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka travel blog

Foldecykler og gummibåde

A travel blog entry by liv.w.aagaard

Jeg starter lige med en lille opdatering til de "problemer" jeg nævnte i det forrige oplæg. Vi har generelt haft problemer med at drikke nok vand i starten og flere har haft en kortere eller længere periode med svimmelhed, kvalme eller ...

2/7/17 Horton Plains to Uva Ben Head, Nuwara Eliya District, Sri Lanka travel blog

2/7/17 Horton Plains to Uva Ben Head

A travel blog entry by markhurwitz

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*Just a quick note, we have been home for a couple of weeks now and are just getting caught up!* Our drive to Uva is on beautiful country roads passing tea plantations, coconut groves and cinnamon trees. We'd never seen a cinnamon tree, so Jag stopped ...

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

beaches, turtles and whales

A travel blog entry by jojo-a-lenka

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... red we needed a day off the beach so we decided to fulfil our dream and for the next day we booked a whale watching trip. Sri Lanka especially Mirrisa is very famous for whale watching and it was the peak season. On the way there we saw lot of fish ...

Waves of destruction, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Waves of destruction

A travel blog entry by lionelrishi

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... on a beach with a book that covers the stories behind a lot of the village dances performed in villages in the South of Sri Lanka. I especially liked the one about the pregnant woman who got around the village quite prodigiously, so much so that she did ...

The cultural triangle, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka travel blog

The cultural triangle

A travel blog entry by nas.latif

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Anaradhapura This city dates back to 5 century. In its heyday there were tens of thousands people living here. To visit the other cities its cheaper to ge a 'Round Ticket'  at a cost of $61 but they thought I was from India and I got the ...

Ancient Sri Lankan Stuff!, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka travel blog

Ancient Sri Lankan Stuff!

A travel blog entry by trent

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... - the 3rd tallest structure in the ancient world after the Pyramids (400ft).    Moonstones - The only remaining one in Sri Lanka.  These were entranceways that represented movement from the secular to sacred worlds by following the path of ...

Mirissa - ruska kulisa..., Mirissa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Mirissa - ruska kulisa...

A travel blog entry by pg-travel

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...za kuliso pa glumci, igralci, prodajalci lufta in pa tudi tisti, ki ti prodajajo se umetne nasmehe zavoljo zasluzka....tako lahko na zelo kratek opis opiseva "mestece" Mirissa, ki postaja srilanska različica mesanic Monaca, Las Vegasa, Ibize ...

Under the Sea, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Under the Sea

A travel blog entry by lionelrishi

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... and out to sea. The sea is at it's weakest between 9am and 11am, at this time of year around the western coastline of Sri Lanka, this is further tempered by the coral which acts as buffer. This doesn't mean that conditions are anywhere close to calm. As ...

Holy Colombo!, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Holy Colombo!

A travel blog entry by lottyh

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S. o. S. - Surf or Scuba!, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

S. o. S. - Surf or Scuba!

A travel blog entry by trent

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What better way to end a vacation than surrounding oneself with myriad decisions!  Should I sleep in today?  Should I go scuba diving?  Should I go lay on the sand and catch some sun?  Or should I go surfing today?!  Well, why do ...

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