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Southern Devastation, Kirinda, Sri Lanka travel blog

Southern Devastation

A travel blog entry by cosmicllama

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... we felt that we'd had enough, and were prepared to leave Colombo as soon as possible. We had one final meeting with the YMCA Sri Lanka and were ready to move on. Then we had lunch with Ashfaque. Timing is everything. Ashfaque, with whom we had been ...

Arugam Bay: Sri Lanka, Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka travel blog

Arugam Bay: Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by tom_hollie_2010

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... recommended to head to the Hill Country and East Coast so we decided to spend a few days in Arugam Bay and Ella. Unfortunately Sri Lanka’s transport system is one of the worst we have encountered. From Colombo it is an 8 hour journey to Arugam Bay ...

not so sweet Kandy, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

not so sweet Kandy

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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We arrive in Kandy about 1pm and check in to our hotel. It's the nicest so far but way out of the centre with a long steep up hill climb; shouldn't we be used to this by now? Our driver says he is leaving now. We are not happy as we were told we had him ...

The wheels on the bus, Hambantota, Sri Lanka travel blog

The wheels on the bus

A travel blog entry by carjack83

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Today in preschool we completed "the wheels on the bus"! So they now know "if you're happy (all 7 verses!!), "5 little monkeys" and "the wheels on the bus". Their favourite English word at the moment seems to be "crocodile". Every morning when I read to ...

A taste of Belfast, Hambantota, Sri Lanka travel blog

A taste of Belfast

A travel blog entry by carjack83

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... with music and dancing. Don't really know what to expect, but looking forward to it as I'll be able to see some Sri Lankan culture!   It's another Pot Luck dinner tonight so I'm bringing along the fine delicacy of Northern Irish Champ! Hopefully ...

I finally did it!!, Hambantota, Sri Lanka travel blog

I finally did it!!

A travel blog entry by carjack83

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I left Hambantota at 4am on Saturday morning. Was a very early start but you don't really notice the journey at that time as you sleep for the first few hours. I travelled up with the teachers and their families. The main reason why they came was to ...

Looking For Leopards, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka travel blog

Looking For Leopards

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... I suspect that most Brits believe that a ``cuppa`` would facilitate the growing of a new arm in just the right circumstances?). And Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) has been one of the largest tea exporters in the world. DH (where the D stands for Dunking My ...

In the jungle, the Kandy jungle, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

In the jungle, the Kandy jungle

A travel blog entry by dazzla

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(following on the title) there's Lion beer tonight (a win away)! Friday December 12th Sri Lanka vs England, Second Test, Day 3 Much of the same today (ie sitting in the sun, drinking beer and singing). The Asgiriya Cricket Stadium in Kandy is ...

From the lighthouse to darkness, Hambantota, Sri Lanka travel blog

From the lighthouse to darkness

A travel blog entry by carjack83

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Yesterday we decided to go and explore Hambantota. We walked up the hill by the harbour to see the lighthouse. There also used to be a fishery museum there, but as you can see from the photo, it no longer exists as the statues are lying broken on the ...

Coconuts and sandpits, Hambantota, Sri Lanka travel blog

Coconuts and sandpits

A travel blog entry by carjack83

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Yesterday was a typical Sunday. The Sunday school class I was with was learning about Adam and Eve-I came to that conclusion as at the end they drew a man, a woman and a tree with a fruit on it. Had a good chat (well as good as you can with a person who ...

Namil the camel, Hambantota, Sri Lanka travel blog

Namil the camel

A travel blog entry by carjack83

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After a short Sunday school and church service, we stayed for the church lunch. This happens about once a month when the congregation are given lunch packets. It's the first time we have been able to stay as before the food has been too spicy, but it was ...

Temple of the Tooth, Kandi, Sri Lanka travel blog

Temple of the Tooth

A travel blog entry by supertrampz

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... . Like avid collectors we had to tick off the continents and countries we had yet to explore. Jane had the opportunity to visit Sri Lanka as a stop on her journey home. The elections were due and a prominent figure in the Tamil tigers had recently been ...

Campfires burning, Hambantota, Sri Lanka travel blog

Campfires burning

A travel blog entry by carjack83

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... used that and duck duck goose, which seems to be a favourite in any county. Also did "Making Melodies" so again there were 40 Sri Lankan kids, singing a song in a totally idiotic way - hilarious! After lunch and their second group time, they had a quiz of ...

Ella: Sri Lanka, Ella, Sri Lanka travel blog

Ella: Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by tom_hollie_2010

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... a driver. The journey from Ella to the "Little England" toytown ambience of Nuwara Eliya is especially nice. Unfortunately we were only in Sri Lanka for 10 days to get our visas to India, luckily we got them the night before our flight. We ...

6 days in Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

6 days in Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by el_condor

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... -key exploration of Colombo was just what I needed after having just returned from a whirlwind 3-day reconnoitre of central Sri Lanka, through the Cultural Triangle. Encompassing the ruins of the ancient capitals of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa, the hill ...

Anyone need their clothes washed?, Hambantota, Sri Lanka travel blog

Anyone need their clothes washed?

A travel blog entry by carjack83

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... butties prepared by Rachel, Sarah, Rodrick and I (yes it does take 2 english girls, an Northern Irish girl and a Sri Lankan to make this!).   Tomorrow we are all singing in church, complete with tambourines-what a treat ...

Coconuts, Hambantota, Sri Lanka travel blog

Coconuts

A travel blog entry by carjack83

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Today in Preschool they started to make their paper mache coconuts. They have been left to dry so the next stage will be glue and then it's time to decorate. These particular coconuts aren't the brown, furry ones, they are smooth and orange. The larger ...

Not so proud to be Canadian, in Sri Lanka, Unawatuna, Sri Lanka travel blog

Not so proud to be Canadian, in Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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It's been more than three months since Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper refused to visit Sri Lanka for a Commonwealth Summit meeting, citing among other things, human rights abuse. Not knowing what to expect, with the arse falling off of our ...

Kerala, India to Sri Lanka's South Coast, Matara, Sri Lanka travel blog

Kerala, India to Sri Lanka's South Coast

A travel blog entry by wanderers

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... in the evening. Friday 13th we visit the Botanical Gardens in Kandy before setting off on the long drive to Sri Lanka's highest point, Adam's Peak (also it's holiest mountain). Pass through numerous tea plantations and wonderful scenery, stopping off ...

And they shall be in the shape of pigeons, Hambantota, Sri Lanka travel blog

And they shall be in the shape of pigeons

A travel blog entry by carjack83

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After a morning of trying to find guitar strings, we headed to the beach this afternoon. Like the true wannabe Sri Lankan's that we are, we bought with us a cricket bat and ball for entertainment. I fear the cheering and clapping that came from a group of ...

Immodium's out for the 1st time!, Hambantota, Sri Lanka travel blog

Immodium's out for the 1st time!

A travel blog entry by carjack83

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... you know it" and "old macdonald"! then every afternno i'll take an afterschool class for english. you can just imagine little sri lankan kids running arounf with broad belfast accents - looking forward to that! i also have to work alongside teachers. ...

Relics from the Colonial Era: Nuwara Eliya,  Kandy, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

Relics from the Colonial Era: Nuwara Eliya, Kandy

A travel blog entry by ramdux

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As former colonial ...

My 1st week, Hambantota, Sri Lanka travel blog

My 1st week

A travel blog entry by carjack83

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... their names and 2) I can't even draw a straight line! But that did not defeat me - now hanging in a classroom in Sri Lanka, there are 15 deformed pictures of flowers and apples with phonetically spelt names that bear no resemblance to what they really ...

Smothered in Kindness, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Smothered in Kindness

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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... to tell me of the large earthquake that struck under the sea off Indonesia's Aceh Province, so the tremors I felt here in Sri Lanka were very real. Local cellphones are now ringing with tsunami warnings, but this is simply a precaution after the massive ...

Thymeoff to be a Tourist, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka travel blog

Thymeoff to be a Tourist

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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... and her family. Ella is as different from Mirissa as day is from night. One of my favourite places in all of Sri Lanka, Ella exemplifies the cooler climate and the spectacular lush, green scenery of the Hill Country. We spent hours wandering along narrow ...

Compare and Contrast, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Compare and Contrast

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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... here and abroad, resulting in living conditions far superior to those in Lesotho. Christians make up only six percent of Sri Lanka’s population, yet certain aspects of Christmas are celebrated by one and all - particularly in the urban areas. ...

Beach fun, Hambantota, Sri Lanka travel blog

Beach fun

A travel blog entry by carjack83

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On Sunday night, a few of us headed down to the beach to hunt for crabs! Basically what this involves is going to the beach, in the dark armed with torches and sticks and then pouncing on any crab that you spot! A good few were caught, mostly thanks to ...

Poya, Hambantota, Sri Lanka travel blog

Poya

A travel blog entry by carjack83

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Today is "Poya" day (Full Moon). As Sri Lanka is around 80% Buddhist, it's quite a big deal. There was a constant stream of traffic through Hambantota today - horns were beeping, people were shouting, flags were flying and there were more stalls selling ...

Sunshine all day!, Hambantota, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sunshine all day!

A travel blog entry by carjack83

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I gave into temptation today and had a Sri Lankan breakfast! It was strange to be eating vegetable noodles with a hard boiled egg and of course a bit of spice at 9am, but it was still good! Don't think I could do it everyday though - especially the days ...

Going, going,gone!, Hambantota, Sri Lanka travel blog

Going, going,gone!

A travel blog entry by carjack83

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Ronalli came down yesterday, she got everything done in the day so headed off last night, they are long days for her when she comes as she leaves her house at 4am and usually wouldn't get back till after midnight. But it was good to see her!   ...

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