Travel Blogs from Galle, Sri Lanka

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The Fortress 6th - 10th June, Koggala,  Sri Lanka travel blog

The Fortress 6th - 10th June

A travel blog entry by robgibbs

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We had a well deserved lie in on the 6th before we moved to The Fortress on the other side of Galle. Our guide dropped us at the hotel through some very fancy double gates like you would expect on a fort. The hotel design is based on a Dutch fort and is ...

Galle, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Galle

A travel blog entry by tiki_713

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... Minuten über 1000 Menschen durch den Tsunami ihr Leben verloren haben. Die Spuren sind hier und da allgegenwärtig! In Galle angekommen freuen wir uns des schönen, alt-kolonialen Baustils der Holländer. Die haben hier ganz schön ...

And so we reach the beach, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

And so we reach the beach

A travel blog entry by williamluff

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... of tropical beach days and pleasant evening wandering. While Galle itself has no beach to speak of, it sits at the heart of Sri Lanka's stunning coastline featuring some of the best beaches in the world. The easiest way to reach them is by tuk tuk and ...

3 weeks in Galle, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

3 weeks in Galle

A travel blog entry by jachyminceylon

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Sri Lanka to Singapore, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sri Lanka to Singapore

A travel blog entry by annetteanddave

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... sorting out our flight details to and from the various cities. For the last few days we have been in the South of Sri Lanka in a place called Hikkaduwa. The place has some excellent coral reefs apparently and thousands of types of fish but because of ...

Love is the answer, but love is the problem., Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Love is the answer, but love is the problem.

A travel blog entry by elliemack

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... which has allowed me to compare and contrast the different values in education, beliefs, cultures and religions between Scotland and Sri Lanka. A new journey begins.... I joined the rest of the girls in the boys and the girls unit half way through this ...

NEW YEAR, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

NEW YEAR

A travel blog entry by elliemack

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... welcomed to join in with their celebrations. I feel like I've definitely become more culturally aware since my time in Sri Lanka. It's definitely a fantastic time to visit the country- everywhere is so vibrant and colourful with lots of things happening. ...

Started work, now off this weekend to the south, Colombo/Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Started work, now off this weekend to the south

A travel blog entry by niallo

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... to see some clinics around the country also. This friday am going with the other inters to a place called Unawatuna which is near to Galle on the south coast (so first beach so far!) Ill try and send some pics next week as ive taken loads already. We ...

the rain in Sri Lanka falls mainly on us, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

the rain in Sri Lanka falls mainly on us

A travel blog entry by chilliginger

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Christmas in Sri Lanka, we were thinking hot, sunny, skype everyone from the beach, spend the day relaxing in the sunshine........reality........stormy, pouring with rain all day, howling a gale but warm?! (very odd being in stormy weather and in short ...

Galle, la vieille ville fortifiée, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Galle, la vieille ville fortifiée

A travel blog entry by benetcaro

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On arrive à Galle un peu avant l'heure du diner le 21 janvier. C'est la quatrième plus grande ville au Sri Lanka avec une population d'environ 90 000.  On cherche un peu pour se trouver un hôtel. Il y a un festival littéraire dans la ville et ...

A quick pitstop in Galle, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

A quick pitstop in Galle

A travel blog entry by alandjoan

... as we left Colombo and the tracks ran right next to the beach for pretty much the entire distance to Galle. The southwest coast of Sri Lanka is beautiful but there are still reminders that this area was decimated when the boxing day tsunami hit a few ...

The Old Fort, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

The Old Fort

A travel blog entry by vagabondtour

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... a lot of damage was done during the Tsunami in 2004 and a lot of the beach has been washed away.  My time is running out in Sri Lanka and would really like to do some diving so I will head up the west coast where I hear there are a few good spots. ...

11th December - Hikkaduwa, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

11th December - Hikkaduwa

A travel blog entry by omclintock

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... was when Sophie knocked my beer bottle into my tooth and it chipped. At about half 1 we had all had enough so the girls went home and Sam and I headed to a local rotty shop to tear up the Sri Lankan equivalent to getting a sweaty kebab after a night ...

12th December - Hikkaduwa & Galle, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

12th December - Hikkaduwa & Galle

A travel blog entry by omclintock

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... he was pretty good. So much fun and surprisingly hard work but I was happy as it was something I had always planned on doing in Sri Lanka. We got back to the room, showered and headed out for dinner in the space of 10 mins. Our dinner spot for the ...

Galle, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Galle

A travel blog entry by danielajacinto

... Sul e penso que a terceira do país (a seguir a Colombo e Kandy). É a cidade colonial mais bem preservada do Sri Lanka, onde as ruas exalam tranquilidade e um aroma a mediterrâneo, apesar de muitas das construções terem ...

Arrival and decision making! Do I dont I Do I dont, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Arrival and decision making! Do I dont I Do I dont

A travel blog entry by gypsylife

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... which I tell you is not easy when all signs are written in Sri Lankan.   I will be staying in Galle until the end of my trip in Sri Lanka as I am volunteering, working in an orphanage and teaching in various places. You may of heard that I was ...

Galle : Sunshine, Beach, Warm Sea, Colonial Fort,, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Galle : Sunshine, Beach, Warm Sea, Colonial Fort,

A travel blog entry by skcoll

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Day 10 : Friday 2nd January 2009 Tissamaharama (Yalla), Sri Lanka - Galle Again the Hotel did me proud - they had gone out and bought hoppers for me!  They're like thin pancakes made from rice flour - some served plain to dip in curry and others ...

From the mountains to the sea, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

From the mountains to the sea

A travel blog entry by williamluff

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... 's still a a long drive through the central plain before we hit the brand new motorway that will take us to Galle, our final destination in Sri Lanka. Finally the motorway ends when it meets the sea and connects with the old Galle Road that wends its way ...

Gallivanting around Galle, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Gallivanting around Galle

A travel blog entry by williamluff

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... occasional customer and generally wafting around the place. Hidden in a side street in sleepy Galle it's a revelation. We spend our final afternoon in Sri Lanka channelling colonial splendour at the grandest hotel in town, now called Amangalla, but ...

Galle - The Jetwing Lighthouse, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Galle - The Jetwing Lighthouse

A travel blog entry by robgibbs

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Last early get up till we have to transfer to the airport in 5 days time. Had a long drive today from Yala to Galle, our last stop of the tour. Had a couple of stops along the way to stretch our legs at a pretty cafe on the beach at Tangalla and also to ...

Jul 25, 2011, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Jul 25, 2011

A travel blog entry by nayda_dew

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Day 153 - Beers in the Fort, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Day 153 - Beers in the Fort

A travel blog entry by costin

On our first full day in Galle, we were heading out for breakfast, when we asked Colin (a Tranmere fan from the hostel) if he wanted to go for breakfast. Little did I know, but this would spark an all day bender around Galle! We went to the YMBA (Young ...

Beautiful Galle, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Beautiful Galle

A travel blog entry by belindasblog

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Now we are in Galle. There is an old town here inside the walls of a fort built by the Dutch. It has a European/Islamic/British feel and is a beautiful place. The architecture varied and interesting. Its nice just wandering around but really hot so all ...

Feb 05, 2002, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Feb 05, 2002

A travel blog entry by barrontv

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Sep 25 - 28 Galle, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sep 25 - 28 Galle

A travel blog entry by jiskahoward

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After spending 4 days in Colombo it's time to move on to Galle in the south of Sri Lanka. During one of the first matches I met a new friend, Granville, and after he heard we were going to Galle and didn't have our transportation sorted, he offered to ...

Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Unawatuna

A travel blog entry by mdavidge

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Slowly prised ourselves out of Asian jewel reluctantly, with another lush breakfast of fruit an srilankan string hoppers and Dahl. Tasty Arrived in unawatuna and had to traipse around room hunting for a little while. Got a fairly nice room, for a half ...

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. ...

Hurry up and relax!, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Hurry up and relax!

A travel blog entry by purpleberry

So it's been a few days now and I am currently Traveling north from Galle to Colombo...we are sitting at the very front of the bus and I have a bit of a waterfall situation happening with the window beside me..but I guess it's not so bad considering I ...

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