Travel Blogs from Sri Lanka

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We are safe and well, Unatuwana, Sri Lanka travel blog

We are safe and well

A travel blog entry by erinallison

A few people reached out given the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. We are still in Sri Lanka and safe. We are due to head to Japan on April 11th and are monitoring the situation closely. We are actually in the heaviest hit area of the 2004 tsunami ...

Arriving in Sri Lanka, Bandaranaike  Airport, Sri Lanka travel blog

Arriving in Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by hornuts

  I finally arrived in Sri Lanka after a long shitty night in Singapore's Changi Airport.  The transit hotel and other sleeping rooms were all overpriced, and either let you stay only 3 or 6 hours, so I held out as long as I could and had just 3 ...

So we made it to Sri Lanka, Tangalle, Sri Lanka travel blog

So we made it to Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by westwoods

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... already complete. Shops and markets have been rebuilt so that normal life can restart and the Charity we are working for, Adopt Sri Lanka have helped to rebuild 50+ Guest Houses along the south coast. We are currently staying in one such guesthouse, ...

no leopards but plenty of crocs, Mirissa, Sri Lanka travel blog

no leopards but plenty of crocs

A travel blog entry by niaandandrew

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Hi everyone, it's time for another update! Joy! I know some of you were worried about us with the crocodiles, but fear not we're still in two pieces. So from Ella we caught several buses and travelled down some bumpy and dusty roads ...

You want Tuk-Tuk sir?, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

You want Tuk-Tuk sir?

A travel blog entry by reinder.prins

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... and the closest town to the airport (10 KM) - pretty much acclimatizing and preparing my trip for the next 2 weeks. Since Sri Lanka only has 1 international airport I'll fly out of the exact same spot, enabling me to leave my big backpack in ...

Sweet Cinnamon, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sweet Cinnamon

A travel blog entry by lindasmejkal

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... know? We've visited the local market and had tea at the Queens Hotel. There are many brands of clothing made here in Sri Lanka (Cherokee, Eddie Bauer, etc.) and the main mall in town you can find overruns or whatever, some with the tags removed, at ...

Southwest Leg Of Sri Lanka, Unawatuna, Sri Lanka travel blog

Southwest Leg Of Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by mo_mike

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Great beaches, great surf, great food. For Mo and I it was our favourite local cuisine and that is saying alot because we loved the food in India. The locals on the coast are easy going and that includes the shop owners and beach sellers. And if you stay ...

Welcome to the war zone Ms Parkyn, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Welcome to the war zone Ms Parkyn

A travel blog entry by vague-abonding

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... serious foreign journalists, yet in reality they couldn't have been less intimidating. Mostly the soldiers in Colombo - and elsewhere in Sri Lanka - wanted to practise their English and find out which one was the real wife (they tended to guess right - ...

Polonnaruwa, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Polonnaruwa

A travel blog entry by jeneggener

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... I stayed at a guesthouse with a tv so can wake up early in the morning to watch the polls closing and the results come in.  Sri Lanka is 11.5 hours later than Chicago time.  I woke up at 5:30 AM, turned on the tv and Obama had 3 electoral ...

Arrival, Bangkok, Sri Lanka travel blog

Arrival

A travel blog entry by pablito

ah... hello, yes, well, this is my news from Sri Lanka, and then India, and then Sri Lanka again and then maybe some other places in between... like Thaiand (yes, i'm there already!) well close this window as there is nothing of interest here, it is ...

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 ...

The Ancient Sites of Sri Lanka, Dambulla, Sigyria, Polonaruwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

The Ancient Sites of Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by cheza

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... to get it we were glad we had seen it. We stayed the night at the Flower Inn which was the friendliest place so far in Sri Lanka. The family were lovely and the meal for 3 pounds was out of this world. Five curry dishes, rice, soup, omelette and fruit ...

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 ...

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