Travel Blogs from Sri Lanka

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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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Arugam Bay - finally at the beach!, Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka travel blog

Arugam Bay - finally at the beach!

A travel blog entry by aguas

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EN: We decided to take the bus from Badulla to Arugam Bay, which ment going to Moneragalla and taking another bus from there.The first part of the trip went pretty well, although it was the bumpiest bus ride of our lifes, the road is crap and so are the ...

Tread Carefully Children, Ihalakotte, Sri Lanka travel blog

Tread Carefully Children

A travel blog entry by pablito

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... sunrise with some lovely Aussies at Lipsnot Eats (that's another story) but the rest of the day descended into a compendium of why Sri Lanka is indeed not paradise, and ended in one of the most singularly disgusting towns I have ever had the misfortune of ...

Galle: reliving the days of past terror, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Galle: reliving the days of past terror

A travel blog entry by beckerworldtrip

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The last day of our stay here I started to feel better, and got up early for a five mile walk to Galle to see some of the countryside, and get a feel for the surroundings and commune a bit with the local culture. As I was starting out I found Sudu ...

Day 138 Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Day 138 Colombo

A travel blog entry by willandclaire

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... up some supplies for the day we passed a group of about 20 kids all lined up with their families watching. It's Sri Lanka's national holiday/full moon celebration/Good Friday and we think the children were celebrating with a race through the local ...

Going Troppo, Unamatuna, Sri Lanka travel blog

Going Troppo

A travel blog entry by timscott23

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... morning to wake up to, with lily pads in the lake and a buffalo and many colourful birds to watch.  Like everywhere else in Sri Lanka so far, we would happily have spent many days here.   It is the first time our fruit breakfast has offered lime ...

The Lion Rock, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka travel blog

The Lion Rock

A travel blog entry by hornuts

... to not piss off right before the final ascent, but an awesome site to behold nonetheless.  It's probably my favorite place in Sri Lanka so far.  I made it up and down pretty quickly, pounded a 1.5 litre bottle of water and woke Bandula from ...

Whales!, Mirissa North, Sri Lanka travel blog

Whales!

A travel blog entry by sy_and_em

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When we got back to Hikkaduwa we wanted to go somewhere else. Bill (one of the people who came to Adams Peak) said he was going to Mirissa which is where you can go to see the whales so the next day we went. It was much quieter in Mirissa, not many bars ...

Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by johnny07

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Hello Everybody, Just thought Id let you all know Ive landed safely in Sri Lanka and am now just waiting for my connecting flight to Kuala Lumpur. Its 4am and already soooooo hot! I gotta run, 1 dollar only buys 15 minutes on the net... ...

Elephants!, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

Elephants!

A travel blog entry by bengamble

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Alright, I know I always apologize in advance for sloppy posts, but it's because I never have time to write them all and Liz and I only hit up internet once or twice a week.  Now that I said that, you understand why I'm going to apologize again, ...

The kindness of Canadians, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

The kindness of Canadians

A travel blog entry by cathonaventure

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... and saucers. I love being in a place where they know how to make tea. We are, after all, in tea country now, Sri Lanka’s "hill country." We followed back alleys off the main downtown streets to check out the commerce there and found a busy ...

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 ...

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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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 ...

19/08-20/08 Kalpitiya - kitesurfing heaven, Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka travel blog

19/08-20/08 Kalpitiya - kitesurfing heaven

A travel blog entry by bertnmarij

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... het daar nog wel de moeite gaat worden. Het staat bekend voor lekker eten, toch weer een andere cultuur dan de Thais en de Sri Lankezen, qua hotels en vervoer is daar alles goed geregeld en ook de taal zou daar geen probleem mogen zijn. Al was in Hanoi ...

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