Travel Blogs from Sri Lanka

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Pot Luck, Hambantota, Sri Lanka travel blog

Pot Luck

A travel blog entry by carjack83

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... " today. For some reason, they kept mixing up fish and sheep - there must be some strange looking fish saying "baa" in Sri Lanka! I stuck to animals I could vaguely draw - fish, sheep, cow, duck, pig and then the problem came with horse!! Fortunately ...

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 ...

The wannabe Sri Lankans have arrived!, Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka travel blog

The wannabe Sri Lankans have arrived!

A travel blog entry by carjack83

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... who will fix it with blood sweat and tears for you. We came straight off the plane and drove down, eventually arrived at 8pm Lanka time. It was then a bit of unpacking, showers and time to tuck the girls in to their mozzie nets after a bedtime ...

Here comes the bride, Hambantota, Sri Lanka travel blog

Here comes the bride

A travel blog entry by carjack83

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... of the family "hand over" their daughter to the groom's family and then leave. There are still quite a few arranged marriages in Sri Lanka but I don't think this was because they had been going out for 10years! Also he is Christian and she is Buddhist. ...

Let the quiz begin, Hambantota, Sri Lanka travel blog

Let the quiz begin

A travel blog entry by carjack83

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... a sheet of paper and they are content. I have decided tomorrow is going to be the day that "the birdie song" comes to Sri Lanka. That should be interesting - nothing like bringing a bit of embarrassing culture to a foreign country. I wonder how long ...

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 ...

Friday AGAIN!!, Hambantota, Sri Lanka travel blog

Friday AGAIN!!

A travel blog entry by carjack83

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I don't know where this week has gone!! Today we had thunder and lightning. well the lighntening was in the early hours of the morning. it was amazing-literally lit up the whole room. and as i've come to realise, after rain, the weird and wonderful ...

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 ...

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 ...

The wet stuff, Hambantota, Sri Lanka travel blog

The wet stuff

A travel blog entry by carjack83

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Today I saw something I didn't think I would see until I landed back on Northern Irish soil.....yes it rained! It only lasted for 5minutes and it was still roasting, but I didn't expect to see any of the wet stuff! O well I'm sure it did the ground ...

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. ...

Cave Buddhas, Dambulla, Sri Lanka travel blog

Cave Buddhas

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... that effectively said your running and climbing days are finished. I only mention this because one of the most important sites in Sri Lanka is the Rock Fortress of Sigiriya and the climb is almost mandatory. Sigiriya is not a particularly long climb but ...

Turns out, next week is Father's day...., Hambantota, Sri Lanka travel blog

Turns out, next week is Father's day....

A travel blog entry by carjack83

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... of having to take the public transport. Believe me, if you're looking to increase you're prayer life, jump on a bus in Sri Lanka!   After getting the hearing aid fixed and the mobile phone bought, we headed out to a place called Cinnamon Gardens ...

Name the creature, Hambantota, Sri Lanka travel blog

Name the creature

A travel blog entry by carjack83

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Yesterday morning we called into the market to satisfy my addiction to papaya! I don't know why I haven't noticed the market before in the past 15weeks! We had gone to the Sunday market a few weeks ago but I thought yesterdays was better as it had fruits ...

South Coast: Galle, Tissamaharama, and Bandarawela, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

South Coast: Galle, Tissamaharama, and Bandarawela

A travel blog entry by ramdux

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... LTTE now controls the North West part of the island in an uneasy truth brokered by Norwegian negotiators. The main religion in Sri Lanka is Buddhism followed by Hindu, Muslims and Christians. Because Buddhism is so revered in the country, each full ...

Sunset Sri Lanka, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sunset Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers

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... old city intact, while many people were killed just outside the fort walls. It has been sobering to visit several places in Sri Lanka that faced such devastation from the tsunami nine years ago. You don't see remnants of the destruction today, but you ...

Hopping around the Ancient Cities, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Hopping around the Ancient Cities

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... had never even heard of) is one of my favorite things about travel. Seeing those statues alone would make the long flight to Sri Lanka more than worthwhile! We saw a lot more great stuff as well. Having a car at this point finally became a total ...

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 ...

Unawatuna, probably the best beach in the world, Unawatuna, Sri Lanka travel blog

Unawatuna, probably the best beach in the world

A travel blog entry by escapetherace

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... lot, which was a novelty amongst other drivers. So we decided to give him the dream job. He was going to chauffeur us around Sri Lanka (well, the important bits) for 10 days, starting on the 14th and ending in Colombo on the 23rd. Hiring a driver 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 ...

Save a prayer for me now, Sigariya, Sri Lanka travel blog

Save a prayer for me now

A travel blog entry by hodge

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... check out the link.....  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCD4rtcOgHE The Duran Duran video is more like a tourist video from Sri Lanka, including the South Beeches, Polonurawwa and Sigiriya (the main reason for coming to sri lanka). So I ...

Serendipity on the Tear of India, Colombo to Gale, Sri Lanka travel blog

Serendipity on the Tear of India

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... ~ a Ph. D student studying Buddhist art. "Sri Lankan reputation is now bad [because of the clashes]." ~ tour operator. "The Sri Lanka government is becoming more like a dictatorship. They are to blame for the war. They pretend that they are being ...

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 ...

Kirinda Boat Project, Kirinda, Sri Lanka travel blog

Kirinda Boat Project

A travel blog entry by cosmicllama

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... around the boats, hoisted them into the air, and carried them away. After this experience, we were ready to depart Sri Lanka. While the initial boat packages have been delivered and distributed, we are aware that our involvement is just now ...

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