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More British Than Britain!!, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka travel blog

More British Than Britain!!

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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... but it started raining so holed up in the hotel instead to plan the rest of the trip. We were knackered and had 5 days left in Sri Lanka, all of that was to be spent on the beach! We enquired at the hotel about how to get there and found out there was ...

Moonstone coloured waters of Unawatuna, Unawatuna, Sri Lanka travel blog

Moonstone coloured waters of Unawatuna

A travel blog entry by aborder

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... The city has a wonderful collection of crumbling Dutch-colonial buildings as well as colours and textures not found in anywhere else in Sri Lanka. The fort area is small enough to explore in an afternoon, we enjoyed finding a post office, walking along ...

Sri Lanka, Columbo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by m-and-c

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Arrived in Sri Lanka on Friday morning. It is everything we expected and more. Have been here 1 and a half days and now flying to the Maldives tonight Sat23rd for a week this is no reflection on S L its just rude not to go when it is just an hours flight ...

Rebel Country, North and Central, Sri Lanka travel blog

Rebel Country

A travel blog entry by lucky

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... he reached for a pen "call Mr. Siva, he will help you." Mr. Siva worked for the ICRC, an International body in Sri Lanka responsible for ensuring that both sides of the conflict conducted their warfare in accordance to the Geneva convention. He was in ...

Luc meets Buddha, Galle and Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Luc meets Buddha

A travel blog entry by lucky

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... word of eternal mindfulness. In his karmic wake he left behind millions of devoted Buddhists. Buddhism is the main religion in Sri Lanka. Meditation retreats, peaceful monastaries and Buddhist rest houses dot the Island and having a few days to spare, I ...

Knuckles Range, Elkaduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Knuckles Range

A travel blog entry by cosmicllama

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... the home-cooked meals are delicious, the rates are great, and the few rooms that do exist are clean and quiet. We will return to Sri Lanka in the future, if for no other reason than to stay at the Green View again. We awoke early the first morning; I ...

Where is everyone???, Dambulla, Sri Lanka travel blog

Where is everyone???

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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10th October With only 2 weeks in Sri Lanka we needed to keep moving quickly in order to see as much as possible. 2 days in Anuradhapura had been enough and we needed to move on. Our next port of call was the final point of the cultural triangle, ...

Anuradhapura, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka travel blog

Anuradhapura

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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... a modern town again so that we could get a few things in order. Sun cream was obviously first on the list but finding a UK-Sri Lanka charger was getting quite desperate as well as the camera batteries were running dry! Didn't take too long to find and I ...

Where Have all the Children Gone, Jaffna, Sri Lanka travel blog

Where Have all the Children Gone

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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... with huge numbers of displaced children. Feeling that the situation was out of control, the government specifically requested that SOS Sri Lanka assist in finding homes for 280 of these children in Chettikulum – about 200 kms south of Jaffna.  ...

Unawatuna: In search of some peace and paradise, Unawatuna, Sri Lanka travel blog

Unawatuna: In search of some peace and paradise

A travel blog entry by mikeandmarisha

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... ran out after 3 days and this did not give us enough time to adapt our trip and experience the ancient and cultural side to Sri Lanka. This really would have made our trip more complete.   Next exciting part of our journey is back into India and ...

Watewanderawa, Aralaganwila, Sri Lanka travel blog

Watewanderawa

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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... What better way to define our quest to reconnect with seven women in the Mahaweli. The Mahaweli is a large area in central Sri Lanka that was converted from scrub jungle to arable land through the construction of five major dams and a series of ...

The Quiet Beauty of Jaffna, Jaffna, Sri Lanka travel blog

The Quiet Beauty of Jaffna

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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Try to visualise a small windswept island dotted with palmyra palms, where every household is surrounded by an attractive coral rock  fence, where vehicles barely exist, and where wild ponies run freely. It is like taking a step back in time as one ...

Twenty three years later, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Twenty three years later

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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... - well, I still think it has been considerably diminished, but is by no means eliminated. Gerry and I came to Sri Lanka in 1988 as CIDA co-operants, mandated to establish a regional training centre specializing in agriculture and community development - ...

Surprised, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Surprised

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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... needed to be and deciced to walk it. Polonnaruwa was nothing like I had expected. As base for one of the premier sights in Sri Lanka, and a UNESCO World Heritage site, I was expecting a large touristic setup. In reality it was a dusty one street town and ...

Oh Mountain!, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka travel blog

Oh Mountain!

A travel blog entry by aborder

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... shared'.  On our long day heading back to Colombo, we enjoyed rice and curry in a leaf and we agreed that I would stay in Sri Lanka longer and delay my visit to Bangladesh. The bus journey was delayed on the way to Colombo as we think a Tuk Tuk fell ...

The Long Journey Home - Part 1, Negombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

The Long Journey Home - Part 1

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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-- Coming Soon ...

Barmy army and fresh fish on the beach, Mirissa South, Sri Lanka travel blog

Barmy army and fresh fish on the beach

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... commercially driven. The one difference was March 26 when I headed into Galle to see day 1 of the first Test match between England and Sri Lanka. Sonja had the chance to have a lazy day in Mirissa but she joined me (thank you) on the hour long bus ride ...

Sweet Kandy, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sweet Kandy

A travel blog entry by aborder

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... very comfortable one and all ventured out to the city centre of  Kandy to find the tasty Muslim hotel. Most places in Sri Lanka that are called hotels are actually restaurants. The food was brilliant, mainly Kottu or Hoppers and plenty of local fizzy ...

Sunrise on Adam's Peak, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sunrise on Adam's Peak

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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... who showed me around the clubs.  He was a new guy in town too and was trying to get a business going in Sri Lanka.  I was convinced that Pakistan was my next destination until I read the news about the Taliban taking over there....  Oh ...

Cave Temples and Monkey Madness, Dambulla, Sri Lanka travel blog

Cave Temples and Monkey Madness

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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Damulla is the largest and best preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. The rock towers 160 m over the surrounding plains.There are more than 80 documented caves in the surrounding area. The major attractions are spread over 5 caves, which contain ...

Anciet city of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka travel blog

Anciet city of Sri Lanka

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Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka - A bus from Kandy to Anuradhapura took about five hours but the ride went quick with great company! We were heading to see the Ancient cities of Anuradhapura but were unaware how big the actual city was!! We are dropped ...

Accidental Porn Stop, Batticaloa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Accidental Porn Stop

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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... I had not planned was the  20 check points my bus would encounter getting there.  The war between the LTTE and the Sri Lanakan government is mainly in the north but the closer you get the more check points you encounter.  Check ...

Plantations., Ragalla., Sri Lanka travel blog

Plantations.

A travel blog entry by bloomer

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... , and afterward, now while though tired, I have some time to describe some of the many experiences that has been the whirlwind of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka is a bit more expensive than India, but not a heck of a lot. I did stay in Kandy one more night to see ...

Ella - Small Village in the Mountains, Ella, Sri Lanka travel blog

Ella - Small Village in the Mountains

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

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So, since we last posted we have been spending time in the stunning Sri Lankan countryside, high up in the mountains. We had a great time in Kandy - which is the main city in this area, went out and visited the Pinnewala Elephant orphanage - which was ...

Sri lanka, Columbo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sri lanka

A travel blog entry by m-and-c

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... in from the hot!!! Sorry. Well when we last left off we were making our way to Hikkaduwa on the south west coast of Sri Lanka for abit of sun sea and sand. The beaches were lovely with loads of surfers doing their cool thing. We declined to ...

Surf, Sun and Temples, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Surf, Sun and Temples

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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... to work on my surfing while enjoying the beach.  I met a lot of people that had been there for months!   I guess Sri Lanka has always been a major surf destination but I was unaware.        One day while going ...

Ghost town, Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka travel blog

Ghost town

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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... got an email from him with my name as an Adviser for this council....So if anyone wants to raise some money for school kids in Sri Lanka (to have shoes) contact me because I'm an adviser and I know where the school is!      Since there ...

The Beach House - perfect bare foot days, Tangalle, Sri Lanka travel blog

The Beach House - perfect bare foot days

A travel blog entry by wickens

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After our disastrous experience at Yala, the travel agency tried to make amends by giving us an extra night at The Beach House, which was a wonderful place to spend 4 days. The cosy 3 bedroom house had a fabulous garden and pool and a door that opened ...

Sri Lankan beach bum, Unawatuna and Mirissa Beaches, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sri Lankan beach bum

A travel blog entry by lucky

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... the Light House Lodge, gave me a Sri Lankan's views on the political strife which afflicts the Country. Tamils, a Hindu minority in Sri Lanka, are fighting for a separate state in the north. Something, which I am told will never happen. Since the attack ...

Kids v Wild - episodes 1 and 2, Hatton, Sri Lanka travel blog

Kids v Wild - episodes 1 and 2

A travel blog entry by wickens

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With 3 full days to fill in the midst of the tea plantations, in the rain, we had to start using our imaginations as to how we could entertain the children.  In India the boys watched a couple of episodes of Bear Grylls' "Man versus Wild", or "Born ...

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