Travel Blogs from Galle, Sri Lanka

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Unawatuna to deniyaya, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Unawatuna to deniyaya

A travel blog entry by mdavidge

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Lisa had a bad night thanks to the disco thumping it out until the early hours so just a gentle pack up and off to breakfast. Got to our cooking course a little early and sorted a driver for our next few trips. Cooking course was great fun, all 8 of us ...

The south, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

The south

A travel blog entry by justin.crisp

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... a basic fort here in 1588, following this the Portragese conquered the Dutch with a slave army and built what we see today. The Galle fort is one of the best preserved 14th century European forts in Asia and here's the best bit - I'm sleeping within it! ...

Start of a new adventure, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Start of a new adventure

A travel blog entry by roosafee

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... face which scared her off or the impression of chewbacca? For those of you who don't know the volunteer project is called volunteer Sri Lanka. A man name Janaka has set it up and has built an extension at the back of his house for volunteers to stay. ...

Leaving Phuket for Bgk, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Leaving Phuket for Bgk

A travel blog entry by amanda.moore11

Overnight busing time! 18hr bus for us as we go to meet the girls in Bgk. Wasn't a bad time on the bus and when we got in went to our hostel. Wasn't able to check in until 2pm but they had sweet mattresses all over the floor so just curdled up and slept ...

Galle, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Galle

A travel blog entry by georgg

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First stop on my trip to Sri Lanka was Galle (pronounced 'gol'). I had arrived the night before at around 1 am on a flight from Hong Kong with a brief stop-over in Bangkok. I stayed the night in Colombo. After Lara had arrived on her morning flight ...

Galle, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Galle

A travel blog entry by rfisher

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Photos to ...

Galle and Mirissa, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Galle and Mirissa

A travel blog entry by david.orders

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... was happy for us to travel togther to Galle.  Once the train got moving, I finally felt happy for the first time in Sri Lanka. The countryside is amazing, hands down the most beautiful country that I have ever been to. Swathes of green, dotted with ...

Galle, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Galle

A travel blog entry by ba119766

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Eeeei, Galle no et deixa indiferent, ciutat del sud amb fortificaciˇ portuguesa-holandesa-britÓnica que envolta un barri de cases restaurades amb hotelets i restaurants i botigues. Molt semblant a Melaka (Malaisia) que tant ens va agradar. De mem˛ria ...

Passing through Galle for Lunch, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Passing through Galle for Lunch

A travel blog entry by prasadsw

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Sunset Sri Lanka, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sunset Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers

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... the sights, sounds and smells of Galle make it feel like a movie set (in this instance, a Wes Anderson movie). We really loved Galle, but after two weeks in Sri Lanka it was time to move on to a new country. We took a tuk tuk to a bus to another bus to a ...

13th December - Galle & Mirissa, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

13th December - Galle & Mirissa

A travel blog entry by omclintock

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Friday the 13th wasn't unlucky for us. We were up and out by 10, having paid our bills and checked out. We strolled into the new town and ended up walking around for 3 hours, reaching the jungle beach (kind of by fluke) that all tuk tuk drivers offered ...

It's a suite life!, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

It's a suite life!

A travel blog entry by lauralamble

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... . Galle was built by the Dutch in 1663, and was the main port for Sri Lanka for over 200 years. Again, it is a very different Sri Lanka to what we have previously seen. The town is made up of lots of narrow cobbled streets, and is full of small craft ...

Discover Galle, cooking show 1 dish in 5 hotels, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Discover Galle, cooking show 1 dish in 5 hotels

A travel blog entry by longtail

Discover Galle, cooking show 1 dish in 5 ...

Hikkaduwa and Galle, Hikkaduwa, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Hikkaduwa and Galle

A travel blog entry by nedandcharlie

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Stayed on the beach in a place called Hikkaduwa, then further south to ...

Galle Fort, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Galle Fort

A travel blog entry by worldlywanderer

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... same jar a couple of weeks later - for sale full of whisky in a supermarket. I thought I had my set of coins for Sri Lanka sorted when approached by a street salesman but found his price of $30 just a little steep and suspicious when he dropped it to ...

Galle, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Galle

A travel blog entry by leety

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... of the match and the stadium is still in a bit of a state. This will be the first test match to be held at Galle since the tsunami in 2003. The ground has been rebuilt and a new pitch laid and the locals are pulling out all the stops to get ...

snorkelling, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

snorkelling

A travel blog entry by joshil

breeakfast lunch dinner,swimming,snorkelling ...

phototgraphic sessison, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

phototgraphic sessison

A travel blog entry by joshil

photographic session! learnt swimming! ate huge  young lobsters! ...

So I Wait My Turn, I'm A Modern Man, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

So I Wait My Turn, I'm A Modern Man

A travel blog entry by captaindort

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... entry, where I was boiling up inside, the fan must have cooled us down and soon we were back to a beachside cafe drinking Lion Beer, Sri Lanka's version of VB- cheap and nasty. We had been told to visit the 'Ridden Bar' by the Lankan bartenders from the ...

Birthday and beaches on the Spice Island, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Birthday and beaches on the Spice Island

A travel blog entry by junglebelle

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... much a spectacle it seemed) 2 hours along the coast to Galle - a very pretty colonial walled fort town. Pretty much the jewel in Sri Lanka's tourism crown. We stayed in the old part of the fort, which extends out to sea. Almost frozen in time, it was a ...

Photo shooting at the Taprobane Island, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Photo shooting at the Taprobane Island

A travel blog entry by longtail

... the Taprobane Island, cruise to Galle. Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications WHU. Founded in the 16th century by the Portuguese, Galle reached the height of its development in the 18th century, before the arrival of the British. It is the best example ...

Oasis in Galle (2nd trip), Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Oasis in Galle (2nd trip)

A travel blog entry by pantarei

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... in the turmoil, without receiving a ticket... In any case: here I was on the bus to Colombo! I had, in all my years of knowing Sri Lanka, not travelled by bus for 23 years. Sitting in one of the seat rows at the back, I did not notice much of the road ...

Sri Lanka - galle, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sri Lanka - galle

A travel blog entry by shimmer

What an amazing fishing city - bustling with ...

Stone Fort built 450 years ago, Galle , Sri Lanka travel blog

Stone Fort built 450 years ago

A travel blog entry by wandering_man

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Day trip to Galle, a Dutch (?) outpost with a massive stone fort built in 1663 inside of which a Unesco Old City thrives. It's a bit touristy ("Guten Morgen, herr", lots of Starbucky looking shoppes), but when this coast was struck by the tsunami these ...

Galle, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Galle

A travel blog entry by roamingmonk

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... . While Indonesia seemed to the major coverage in many countries, almost 50,000 people died and almost 400,000 people were displaced in Sri Lanka. One woman had set up her home as a photo museum of the effects of the tsunami and she told of what happended ...

16 dage i Sri Lanka...., Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

16 dage i Sri Lanka....

A travel blog entry by mille83

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... ;r var jeg til workshop med nogle andre frivillige og medarbejdere fra Projects abroad. Det handlede om kultur og forskellighederne mellem den Sri Lankanske kulturnog de kulturer vi kommer fra hver især derhjemme. Det var spændende og på en ...

Tourists' Fort, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Tourists' Fort

A travel blog entry by blummo

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הגענו לגאלה, התחנה האחרונה מבחינה ...

Poem of Enlightenment:

Poem of Enlightenment: "Wah-ulu in the Mara Tree"

A travel blog entry by miller-stone

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... -ulu, huge fruit bats, hanging above our heads from a gigantic spreading mara tree while on a walk near Tissamaharama in Southern Sri Lanka. During the late afternoon, occasionally one would drop away and lazily lift above the canopy on a 3-4 foot ...

Fort it was good. Until it rained., Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Fort it was good. Until it rained.

A travel blog entry by mothman

... a turtle sanctuary (500rpees v free at Mirissa!) where we saw some baby turtles and heard about the work they are doing. Arrived at Galle station a bit after an hour, Left bags at train station (50rpees a piece) and then headed off for a walk within the ...

Exploring Galles today, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Exploring Galles today

A travel blog entry by amanda.moore11

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Went for a two hour walk around town and it was so hot!! Found a supermarket and got some fruit for breaky and also got a juice from a local place to help unblock me haha. Really got today! Taking photos of the fort as well. Came back and we were ...

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