Travel Blogs from Sri Lanka

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I'm With Stupa, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka travel blog

I'm With Stupa

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers

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... and customs went very smoothly at that hour, and we each even got a free SIM card from the immigrations officer! Sri Lanka is vigorously promoting tourism these days, and pouring a lot of capital into tourism infrastructure (e.g. roads and a second ...

Final Destination, Negombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Final Destination

A travel blog entry by hodge

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So my last stop and bit of a let down. A beech you cant swim in and now where the feel of the south beeches. So when the weather continued to act up I decided it was time to leave. The others had all flown home and it was my time to. I managed to ...

RIP Pentax, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

RIP Pentax

A travel blog entry by hodge

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... locals is that the site was empty of tourists. mostly due to the civil war problems not far away in the north of lanka. So 3 hours later, I jumped on another local bus to Sigiriya. There I met Madu, English living, Lankan and the brilliant flower inn ...

Still in Unawatuna, Unawatuna, Sri Lanka travel blog

Still in Unawatuna

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

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... tommorow to do some bits and pieces. By the way, there is nowhere here to upload piccies....as soon as we can, we will upload pics on all of the Sri Lankan places we have visited. Hugs Ali and Matt xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ...

Monsters in the Lake!!!, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

Monsters in the Lake!!!

A travel blog entry by hodge

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... ...only to be confronted with a monster...well sort of!!! I didn't think you could get these things outside Indonesia, but in Lanka there have big f##k off monitor lizards. I thought I had come across a croc at first...these things are huge...like ...

Kandy in the heart of Sri Lanka, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

Kandy in the heart of Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

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... train station we purchased our tickets to Kandy, we had decided the night before that if we went straight to the beach here in Sri Lanka, that was pure laziness..!! As we just spent over a week doing nothing in Palolem, so we talked about it and decided ...

A Blond Moment in Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

A Blond Moment in Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by tracystravels

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... , painted c(aves and ended our day in Sigiria at his friend, Raja's, guest house hotel, Globetrotter (Sigiriya Road, Rotawewa, Inamaluwa, Sri Lanka Tel: 078-8754350 Mobile: 0777-801818, email: rajaguna8@sitnet.lk) .  Raja and his lovely wife and ...

Tangalla - Sri Lankan Coast, Tangalla, Sri Lanka travel blog

Tangalla - Sri Lankan Coast

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

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... many tourists, and as this is a main income in this area they desperatly need tourists now more than ever...people as always in Sri Lanka are so friendly, but you can tell from their faces here that they are especially pleased to see you. Tangalla, is ...

Bentota - trapped in the bakery, Bentota, Sri Lanka travel blog

Bentota - trapped in the bakery

A travel blog entry by bridgetluke

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... nice young man offered to give us a lift back in his car. He was a local doctor and had a very nice car compared to most in Sri Lanka. We were both pretty soaked just from the walk to the car. We spent the rest of the wet afternoon catching up on Game of ...

Where God dropped off Adam!, Adam's Peak, Sri Lanka travel blog

Where God dropped off Adam!

A travel blog entry by aborder

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Adam's Peak, Delhouise, Sri Lanka - The majority of pictures in this blog were taken by Sonja Hampel. The ride from Kandy to Delhousie went via the town of Hatton which is on the train track. Instead of grabbing the direct bus to Delhousie, Sonja was ...

Oh how I irritate people!! Plus, sleepy Leopard!, Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka travel blog

Oh how I irritate people!! Plus, sleepy Leopard!

A travel blog entry by aborder

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... with some dips to throw in them and you happily eat with your fingers. Oh yes, I forgot to mention earlier, that in Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh, people eat with their right hand!! This has taken some getting used to! Your left hand is used at different ...

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 ...

Camp Anawanna, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Camp Anawanna

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers

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... development, but it is 4 kilometers away from where the tourists are/go--another example of this "Cultural Triangle" region of Sri Lanka not having developed a strong tourism infrastructure yet. We saw no restaurants in town, either. It seems you really ...

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 ...

Lion Rock (a Dennis post!), Sigiriya, Sri Lanka travel blog

Lion Rock (a Dennis post!)

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers

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... up narrow stairways with a couple hundred random strangers.   First, though, we had to deal with transport, always an adventure in Sri Lanka. After taking buses the last few days, we decided to splurge and get a driver to take us to Sigiriya. ...

Leopard Traffic Jam, Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka travel blog

Leopard Traffic Jam

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers

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February 14 is synonymous with Valentine's Day in much of the world, but in Sri Lanka, the day's significance this year resulted instead from the full moon. The country observes a monthly Buddhist holiday called poya that occurs every full moon. Poya is a ...

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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