Travel Blogs from Sri Lanka

Sort by Newest Best first

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

South Coast: Galle, Tissamaharama, and Bandarawela

A travel blog entry by ramdux

This is a top pick!
30

... 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 ...

what's your fav sport?, Hambantota, Sri Lanka travel blog

what's your fav sport?

A travel blog entry by carjack83

This is a top pick!

So yesterday the "birdie song" arrived in Sri Lanka. It seems to have been very well received-but then again why it wouldn't!!   I enjoy Friday's afterschool class-they are the most challenging as they are the oldest and can read, write and speak ...

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

Hopping around the Ancient Cities

A travel blog entry by globedecker

This is a top pick!
12

... 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 ...

Elephants and Eggplants, Hambantota, Sri Lanka travel blog

Elephants and Eggplants

A travel blog entry by carjack83

This is a top pick!

... stories of our latest adventures! Yesterday (Monday) was one of those random bank holidays they seem to have quite a lot here in Sri Lanka! In the morning we spent quite a while sweeping the yard in which the children play. This area used to be ...

New Housemates come to stay!, Hambantota, Sri Lanka travel blog

New Housemates come to stay!

A travel blog entry by carjack83

This is a top pick!

When we left you last, we said we knew something was happening but we weren't quite sure what it was. We still aren’t quite sure what we have been doing for the past 48 hours except that it has been very busy and possibly the most random few days ...

Cave Buddhas, Dambulla, Sri Lanka travel blog

Cave Buddhas

A travel blog entry by tdv95

This is a top pick!
39

... 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 ...

Heading into week5!!, Hambantota, Sri Lanka travel blog

Heading into week5!!

A travel blog entry by carjack83

This is a top pick!
1

We have eventually made it through a church service without either me or Gordon fainting! It was a proud day! It's an Anglican church that we go to, led by Pastor Victor. I would say there are regularly about 20 people attending. I've noticed quite a lot ...

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

This is a top pick!
10
3

... 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 ...

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

Save a prayer for me now

A travel blog entry by hodge

This is a top pick!
27

... 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

This is a top pick!
22

... ~ 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 ...

The last Sunday, Hambantota, Sri Lanka travel blog

The last Sunday

A travel blog entry by carjack83

This is a top pick!
7

Today was a somewhat different Sunday than usual as it was actually quite busy.  It started off with Sunday school where they were told the story of the "Prodigal Son" and then they drew a picture of it. It was our last church service today. Mr ...

Kirinda Boat Project, Kirinda, Sri Lanka travel blog

Kirinda Boat Project

A travel blog entry by cosmicllama

This is a top pick!
10

... 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 ...

Missing person.....answers to the name

Missing person.....answers to the name "Andy"

A travel blog entry by carjack83

This is a top pick!
8

Yesterday evening, after waving goodbye to Ronali and Rodrick, Andy decided to set out on a walk. Andy is the new builder who arrived down to Hambantota last Thursday, so is pretty new to the area. An hour and a half later we realized he hadn't arrived ...

Boats for Kirinda, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Boats for Kirinda

A travel blog entry by cosmicllama

This is a top pick!
2

... women and children to safety, and tying them to treetops using saris and excess clothing. While reports have emerged from Sri Lanka that many fishermen have been traumatized by the tsunami, the fishermen of Kirinda have expressed their desire to return ...

Shooting Stars, Unawatuna, Sri Lanka travel blog

Shooting Stars

A travel blog entry by hodge

This is a top pick!
25

... to look around the historical Portuguese/dutch/English fort. Her I managed to see actually how popular cricket actually is in sri lanka..it was being played everywhere. The other weird thing was the local couples making out under the shade of umbrellas ...

A relaxing day, Hambantota, Sri Lanka travel blog

A relaxing day

A travel blog entry by carjack83

This is a top pick!

... for the Sports Day i.e. a man's skirt. If I have to wear a Sari, then he also has to be in traditional Sri Lankan wear. Along the bottom has ducks holding umbrellas - a little reminder of home!   This afternoon was spent getting acquainted with ...

The beautiful Hill Country, Ella, Sri Lanka travel blog

The beautiful Hill Country

A travel blog entry by lizandsteve

This is a top pick!
2

We headed south east from Kandy to see more of the beautiful hill country in Sri Lanka's interior. We stayed a night in the hill station town of Nuwara Eliya, but unfortunately it was really rainy so we didn't get to go an any walks. Regardless, the town ...

In a prison. In Sri Lanka....., Hambantota, Sri Lanka travel blog

In a prison. In Sri Lanka.....

A travel blog entry by carjack83

This is a top pick!
3

... , we thought we would sing the mother of all action songs “if you’re happy and you know it”. In Sri Lanka. In a prison. They absolutely loved this and joined in, as did the gaurds, with all the actions including wiggling their toes and ...

Unawatuna......Voted one of the world best beaches, Unawatuna, Sri Lanka travel blog

Unawatuna......Voted one of the world best beaches

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

This is a top pick!
3

... to a town called Matara, which was about an hour away, once in Matara we changed buses and travelled a further hour along Sri Lankas south coast to the town of Unawatuna. The drive along the coast was both beautiful and upsetting, the beaches are the ...

The return trip has begun...Team Blog, Hambantota, Sri Lanka travel blog

The return trip has begun...Team Blog

A travel blog entry by carjack83

This is a top pick!

... our internet will be up and running in the next few days so we can be more regular. So until them, Smile Team Sri Lanka Oct08 say farewell!!   PS. Apparently if you google "Hambantota photos" some very interesting pictures of our very own Mr ...

Capitulation in Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Capitulation in Colombo

A travel blog entry by dazzla

This is a top pick!
11

... above that the game only lasted four days instead of the usual five. This is because England were absolutely and thoroughly annihilated by Sri Lanka, handing us our heaviest defeat since 1973. I have to admit that at the end of Day 3 I had enough Lion ...

Ancient cities, tea plantations and  Ella..., Columbo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Ancient cities, tea plantations and Ella...

A travel blog entry by grahamandrach

This is a top pick!
9

... shade them from the sun - another change from India where it is not the done thing to outwardly show affection - we discovered inland Sri Lanka to be more conservative. It was great to be able to walk around the city on pavements not clogged with all ...

A typical day, Hambantota, Sri Lanka travel blog

A typical day

A travel blog entry by carjack83

This is a top pick!
2

... !   9am - 930am - breakfast. Not cornflakes but rice and curry, or noodles or something equally random! A typical Sri Lankan breakfast   930am - 10am - unstructured play. Usually involves them running around, kicking a ball etc   ...

Luxury, Unawatuna, Sri Lanka travel blog

Luxury

A travel blog entry by rbisset

This is a top pick!
28

... a start there were 4 other backpackers on the bus (2 Israeli, 2 Slovenian girls). Having not seen ANY backpackers for the whole time in Sri Lanka this was quite a turnup. There was also an albino Sri Lankan woman at the front of the bus and a guy with 6 ...

The Rock, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka travel blog

The Rock

A travel blog entry by roseyben

This is a top pick!
10

We arrive at the Grand Resort (not really how I would describe it - it is not grand and don't resorts have a pool? Maybe the fish pond will do the job!) in Sigiriya. It's 2pm ish now and the sun is cooling off a bit. We have enough time to grab lunch, a ...

The England Cricket Team Exposed, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

The England Cricket Team Exposed

A travel blog entry by escapetherace

This is a top pick!
3

... .30 we jumped into a tuk-tuk and headed for the illustrious Lighthouse Hotel 10 minutes north. Designed by Geoffrey Bawa, Sri Lanka's most acclaimed architect, The Lighthouse looks like nothing from the outside, but once inside, it oozes stylishness. ...

we've made our minds up!, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

we've made our minds up!

A travel blog entry by roseyben

This is a top pick!
2

... ) on Veligandu Island in Rasdhoo Atoll. I am so excited, counting down the hours and cant wait to leave tomorrow. Our last memory of Sri Lanka is that of a dead body being dragged from the middle of Galle Raod. His face was all mashed in, blood was ...

Sing-a-long fun, Hambantota, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sing-a-long fun

A travel blog entry by carjack83

This is a top pick!

Today in Preschool the children were mainly practicing for their sports day next week. Some games include finding the other half of a piece of fruit they are given, counting out toys and putting them in the bags and giving a doll some medicine without ...

Safari, Hambantota, Sri Lanka travel blog

Safari

A travel blog entry by carjack83

This is a top pick!
13

Yesterday 8 of us headed of for our first Yala experience. The jeep driver was great, although at times on the way there, we were holding on for dear life! But sure that's all part of the fun!   A stretch of Yala borders the beach so it was ...

123,123, Hambantota, Sri Lanka travel blog

123,123

A travel blog entry by carjack83

This is a top pick!
5

Yesterday saw another death defying jeep ride - 10mins of clinging for dear life (ok I'm exaggerating a little!). This time it was to a temple on top of a mountain, on the way to Kataragama. The scenery was amazing - you felt that if you reached up you ...

Sort by Newest Best first