Travel Blogs from Sri Lanka

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Galle Fort, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Galle Fort

A travel blog entry by lhughes

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Took a trip to see Galle Fort further down south. It's an amazing walled costal fort town. Peaceful, colourful and full of amazing buildings. Also hot as ...

Last weeks projects and weekend!, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Last weeks projects and weekend!

A travel blog entry by gos201

Feels like so long since I last wrote - that's probably because last week was a strange one, a bit of an emotional roller coaster which served to remind me why I'm here doing what I'm doing.   I do just want to stress - don't think that I'm here on ...

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 ...

Rain, rain, rain!, Mt Lavinia, Sri Lanka travel blog

Rain, rain, rain!

A travel blog entry by hollister

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... eat etc and still nearly missed my flight! Dubai's points are firmly in the negatives now!! In contrast, I think I'm gonna like Sri Lanka. The people are very friendly, there are other females on the street (always a bonus!) and almost everyone ...

Recette du chutney, plat indien et nepalais, Tangalla, Sri Lanka travel blog

Recette du chutney, plat indien et nepalais

A travel blog entry by emeric.bensaci

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Couper finement un oignon et 3 tomates. Couper finement aussi un piment rouge et un piment vert, moins si vous n'aimez pas trop epice. Melanger le tout, tout en continuant a hacher. Ajouter de l'ail, selon les gouts, puis de la coriandre fraiche. Saler. ...

Power Cuts!, Mt Lavinia, Sri Lanka travel blog

Power Cuts!

A travel blog entry by hollister

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... off the wrong impression... the afternoon after my last update I headed to the beach for a walk when I came across two Sri Lankan guys who quite clearly thought they were rastafarian. Quite comical in itself with the dreads and the Jamaican colours hat. ...

Leaving Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Leaving Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by benandcally

It's five am and we're up and just about ready to go to India. It's a fair journey to the airport but one we must ...

Day 136 Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Day 136 Colombo

A travel blog entry by willandclaire

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5am start, the joys! We got the taxi to the airport and boarded our flight to Sri Lanka. We got some more hours sleep on the flight and arrived in Colombo at 9am. After an hour and a half taxi ride to our guesthouse we realised that Colombo might be a bit ...

Day 137 Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Day 137 Colombo

A travel blog entry by willandclaire

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Today we decided to get to the ground early to make sure we got a decent seat, it didn't really go to plan! The guesthouse owner pointed us in the direction of a supermarket(information that would have been nice last night) so that we could buy breakfast ...

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 ...

From Yala to Hikkaduwa, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

From Yala to Hikkaduwa

A travel blog entry by crosintheworld

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... very beautiful place by the sea to have lunch, and some pictures too :) In our way we managed to see some of those famous Sri Lankan fishermen at Matara. Unluckily I couldn't take a photo of them. After lunch we arrived to Galle and had about 1.5h to ...

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 ...

From Nuwara Eliya to Ella Gap, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka travel blog

From Nuwara Eliya to Ella Gap

A travel blog entry by crosintheworld

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9th of April was another travelling day, but part of it was by train this time. As we took the train quite late, we still had time for another walk around Nuwara Eliya town and the botanic garden, and take some pics of the luxurious hotel. Our guide came ...

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 ...

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