Travel Blogs from Galle, Sri Lanka

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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 oliviafayehunt

We arrived in Galle after a long journey from Kandy. A 3 hour train to Colombo and a 2 and a half from there to Galle (350 baht) We arrived at night so just chilled in a horrendous hotel. Dutch Villa (do not go there) In the morning the weather was ...

Galle, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Galle

A travel blog entry by rfisher

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Photos to ...

Cycle to Koggala 77km, Koggala, Sri Lanka travel blog

Cycle to Koggala 77km

A travel blog entry by j_harry

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... the dentist rather than the jeweller! On the bus and we drive through Galle to the fort. Lunch is average, never eat at the Galle Fort Hotel. The fort is a fantastic mix of history and location. It has had a mixed history of owners from the Portuguese ...

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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Galle, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Galle

A travel blog entry by suetrevsal

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... 2 hours south of Colombo.   Our driver (Mr Shyam) arrived and we all climbed aboard the people mover and headed along Sri Lanka's “best road”.   The “best road” is a highway similar to the Hume however unlike ...

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 ...

SRI LANKA, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

SRI LANKA

A travel blog entry by cathykate8

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... its richness of many cultures. The majority of Fort inhabitants are Muslims descended from the early Arab traders, whereas most of Sri Lanka residents are Buddhist overall. About 160 residents live within the fort walls along a handful of cobble-stoned ...

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 ...

Galle (bus from Mirissa), Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Galle (bus from Mirissa)

A travel blog entry by colcat

... and tea/coffee. It has been a lovely stay here at Mirissa, very relaxing, good food and nice weather. For our next stop - bus to Galle should only be an hours journey and hopefully we will get a seat! The bus to Galle cost $1.20 for both of us and there ...

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 ...

Partying in Galle, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Partying in Galle

A travel blog entry by beckeyjw

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... a bit longer but Cat and I decided to take the bus then, we made it to the bus station just in time for the Galle-Maharagama AC Express coach. This was a bit more expensive than the normal public buses but totally worth it as straight along the highway ...

Day Seven - In search of whales, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Day Seven - In search of whales

A travel blog entry by lets.get.lost

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... The ladies even made it non-spicy just for me! I loved it, don't think they did as much though. Feeling extremely satisfied with our day (and sad our time in Sri Lanka was coming to an end), we headed up to our room for some well deserved shut eye. - ...

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 ...

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