Travel Blogs from Galle, Sri Lanka

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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 ...

Cricket in Galle, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Cricket in Galle

A travel blog entry by cookcorn

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... ". I’m glad the decision to visit Galle was made for us.  The people there (as we’ve experienced elsewhere in Sri Lanka so far) are genuinely friendly and interested to know where you are from.  We had a late checkout for the trip to ...

Dag 6: Galle, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Dag 6: Galle

A travel blog entry by seriouslee1

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... de laatste aanpassingen doorgegeven aan de ontwerper en konden we onze weg vervolgen. Nishanthi moest een pakketje ophalen bij het postkantoor in Galle en nu we daar toch waren leek het ons leuk om lekker te lunchen. Indi had zich ondertussen ook bij het ...

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 ...

Colombo back to the beach, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Colombo back to the beach

A travel blog entry by sarahinsrilanka

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... an hour later saying they had no small cars left, but could give us a van at the same price, and so we began driving around Sri Lanka in our people mover! I drove first, as I had the arrogance to assume I could and had been carefully observing the driving ...

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 ...

Where Jimmy Buffet meets Bob Marley, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Where Jimmy Buffet meets Bob Marley

A travel blog entry by campbell2015

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Unawatuna Beach would be our home for the next two days. It is located 3 miles south of Galle. . It has a long curved beach fringed with coconut palms and dozens of restaurants and bars. It is mostly visited by Europeans, Chinese, Japanese and ...

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 ...

Back to Galle, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Back to Galle

A travel blog entry by j0dibr00k

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... hostess who is scared of flying, and a Russian girl who lives in Sydney and is studying, it was an interesting trip. anyway back to Galle, last time Garry and I came we couldn't get a place in Galle Fort so I thought I would try again this time as I had ...

Aukula, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Aukula

A travel blog entry by holmesaway

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... to the south: 50?,100?. Apparently there were people taking shelter on this very roof ten years ago. The caretakers are a delightful Sri Lankan couple, though there seem to be quite a few people looking after the property, perhaps a whole large family Had ...

Elefun, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Elefun

A travel blog entry by debw

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... National Park. Throughout the 3 hour drive our guide made a couple stops for photo ops and gave us some background info on Sri Lanka. But by far the best photo ops occurred inside the park of the elephants! We arrived at the park around midday which ...

steps and celebration, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

steps and celebration

A travel blog entry by gypsylife

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... you have to do this by running back and forth with your hand cupped with water, its tricky very tricky and this is a game the Sri Lankans have perfected. -Pillow fight on a pole the height of your head, sooo funny to watch -the fastest person to blow up ...

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