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Shooting Stars, Unawatuna, Sri Lanka travel blog

Shooting Stars

A travel blog entry by hodge

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... 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 ...

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 ...

The beautiful Hill Country, Ella, Sri Lanka travel blog

The beautiful Hill Country

A travel blog entry by lizandsteve

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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 ...

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

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... 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 ...

Back to Mirissa - a birthday to remember!, Mirissa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Back to Mirissa - a birthday to remember!

A travel blog entry by bridgetluke

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... family started turning up and a surprise party had been arranged for her. The next thing we know we are joining in with Sri Lankan singing and dancing, there's fireworks going off and everyone is singing happy birthday to Gayani and me with a big ...

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 ...

Capitulation in Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Capitulation in Colombo

A travel blog entry by dazzla

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... 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

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... 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 ...

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. ...

Luxury, Unawatuna, Sri Lanka travel blog

Luxury

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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... 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 ...

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 ...

The Rock, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka travel blog

The Rock

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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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

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... .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

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... ) 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 ...

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!   ...

Arugam Bay and Kandy (again!), Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka travel blog

Arugam Bay and Kandy (again!)

A travel blog entry by lizandsteve

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... a bit more attention to the good old Lonely Planet, we would have known that the tourist/surfing/sunshine season for Arugam Bay on Sri Lanka's east coast was well and truly over. Instead, with visions of seaside fun we headed all the way over there to ...

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

what's your fav sport?

A travel blog entry by carjack83

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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 ...

Elephants and Eggplants, Hambantota, Sri Lanka travel blog

Elephants and Eggplants

A travel blog entry by carjack83

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... 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

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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 ...

Climbing the cliffs. . ., Ragalla, Sri Lanka travel blog

Climbing the cliffs. . .

A travel blog entry by bloomer

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... littering the countryside--they use more refillable and recyclable bottles and home made bags from old newspaper as well. Infrastructure----Sri Lanka. When I hear people complaining about the "rough" roads, and bumpy buses I have to laugh a little ...

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

Heading into week5!!

A travel blog entry by carjack83

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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 ...

Great food and the Gem, Kataragama, Sri Lanka travel blog

Great food and the Gem

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... Park. On the first night of our arrival we went into the town of Kataragama. It's one of three holy sites in Sri Lanka, where Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims, and even Christians congregate on pilgrimages to give offerings to the God, Kataragama - like cats ...

Simply Sigiria, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka travel blog

Simply Sigiria

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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True to their country’s reputation, Ania and Begosia came to Sri Lanka armed with a large bottle of Vodka. A swig every now and then will keep Montezuma’s Revenge at bay, is what they kept telling me. It seemed to work, although we were all a ...

The last Sunday, Hambantota, Sri Lanka travel blog

The last Sunday

A travel blog entry by carjack83

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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 ...

Post-Tsunami Panic, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Post-Tsunami Panic

A travel blog entry by cosmicllama

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... As we left Tangalle, we felt as though we had hit another wall. It was frustrating to know the need for help was widespread in Sri Lanka, and we felt disappointed at a personal level not to have found a niche in Tangalle. We agreed when we came to Sri ...

Missing person.....answers to the name

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

A travel blog entry by carjack83

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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 ...

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