Travel Blogs from Galle, Sri Lanka

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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 ...

Visiting an Old Dutch city, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Visiting an Old Dutch city

A travel blog entry by campbell2015

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Galle Fort, in the Bay of Galle on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, was built first in 1588 by the Portuguese, then extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onwards. The Sri Lankan government and many Dutch people who still ...

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 ...

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! ...

Stilted Fishermen and Rampant Ramparts, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Stilted Fishermen and Rampant Ramparts

A travel blog entry by wareameye

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... and we learn that of the seven varieties of sea turtles in the world, five of them are found in Sri Lanka. After lunch in a heritage restaurant inside Galle Fort, we tour the fortress and walk the lanes and ramparts. The fort was spared inside the walls ...

Le fort de Galle, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Le fort de Galle

A travel blog entry by baladealexjulia

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... mer, coquette et bourgeoise dont l'attrait principale est la vielle ville contenue par les remparts du fort. Le fort de Galle construit successivement par les Hollandais puis les anglais a permis Ó la vielle ville de ne pas trop souffrir du tsunami ...

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 ...

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 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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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 ...

Tout au sud., Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Tout au sud.

A travel blog entry by mathildedobler

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... l'Inde ait facilement gagné. On découvre l'hôtel qui nous accueille pour notre dernière nuit au Sri Lanka. Magnifique, une nouvelle demeure de charme un peu sur les hauteurs, dans une ancienne maison coloniale. Depuis le restaurant ...

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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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 ...

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