Travel Blogs from Galle, Sri Lanka

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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 ...

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 ...

Fort it was good. Until it rained., Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Fort it was good. Until it rained.

A travel blog entry by mothman

... a turtle sanctuary (500rpees v free at Mirissa!) where we saw some baby turtles and heard about the work they are doing. Arrived at Galle station a bit after an hour, Left bags at train station (50rpees a piece) and then headed off for a walk within the ...

Exploring Galles today, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Exploring Galles today

A travel blog entry by amanda.moore11

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Went for a two hour walk around town and it was so hot!! Found a supermarket and got some fruit for breaky and also got a juice from a local place to help unblock me haha. Really got today! Taking photos of the fort as well. Came back and we were ...

Historical  city, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Historical city

A travel blog entry by rafaeldpedro

... the Dutch conquered this fort and dominated the trade. The fort and the city in it is the most emblematic history part of Galle, but also there are canals built by the dutch that are worth visiting. My stay here was short because I did not want to ...

Went to the beach!, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Went to the beach!

A travel blog entry by amanda.moore11

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Went with Andres and Ricardo to a sweet beach - started with U .. Tuktuk there. Cute driver told us how watching cricket (Nz vs Sri Lanka I think) saved his life with the 2004 tsunami hit. He had decided to stay at home in the fort and watch it so when it ...

spiritueller Reifenwechsel, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

spiritueller Reifenwechsel

A travel blog entry by ollirmi

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An der Bushaltestelle (wieder eine imaginäre) ziehen wir selbst so früh am Morgen den ersten Einheimischen an, dessen Enkel europäische Münzen sammelt. Gut scheinen wir nicht auszusehen um diese Uhrzeit, eher gutgläubig... Der Bus für unseren ...

Jun 09, 2010, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Jun 09, 2010

A travel blog entry by aditalby

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Galle, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Galle

A travel blog entry by bangkokrandy

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... ticket guy told us this one would most likely be full as it originated in Matara and would have been traveling for hours before reaching Galle, assuring that there would be no available seats by the time it got here.  He told us that there would be a ...

Mit dem Zug nach Galle, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Mit dem Zug nach Galle

A travel blog entry by danielaundfrank

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... Gefuehl zu wissen, dass die Kinder (Maedchen wie Jungen) hier  zur Schule gehen.  Anders als z.B. Indien besteht in Sri Lanka 10 Jahre Schulpflicht und ist kostenlos. Gegen 15:00 Uhr waren wir wieder zurueck und genossen noch ein wenig die ...

Sri Lanka Turtles and all, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sri Lanka Turtles and all

A travel blog entry by doodles

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... thoroughly recommend Malabar House although they have put the prices up since we stayed there is truly is a once in a life time experience! Sri Lanka itself was stunning - we adopted a tuk tuk driver for the week to take us out and about! There is ...

6 dage i Sri Lanka...., Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

6 dage i Sri Lanka....

A travel blog entry by mille83

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... imorges, var de der stadig.... Jeg håber dog at de virkelig skal bort adopteres og at tidspunktet for afhentningen bare var endnu et Sri Lanka sprog mixup.... Jeg er spændt på at se hvad der sker, men det ville være fantastisk hvis i ...

Fort Galle and the whales, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Fort Galle and the whales

A travel blog entry by naomirothwell

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... most point, however we based ourselves in the old Dutch quarter, known as the fort. It is best known for being Sri Lanka's best-preserved colonial townscape, the fort is enclosed within a chain of huge bastions which now guard the area from modernisation ...

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