Travel Blogs from Galle, Sri Lanka

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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 ...

Asterix and Oberlix eat lots of nice food., Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Asterix and Oberlix eat lots of nice food.

A travel blog entry by toby-helen-sea

Galle pronounced Gawl. Probably the most European like city in Sri Lanka, its a little old dutch fort, that you can strole through in an hour, which has a international Cricket ground that you can watch from the stone walls of the fort itself. We looked ...

Galle, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Galle

A travel blog entry by ryan_and_vicks

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Galle Fort – which was built by the Dutch and Portuguese in the early 1800's and overlooks the Galle international cricket ground where it was good to see a game was in full ...

Happy New Year, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Happy New Year

A travel blog entry by guy.everton

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... ' - their standard of living, social groups and so on. It was this knowledge that gave me my first truly memorable experience in Sri Lanka. Brontë called her favourite tuk-tuk driver and told him to take us to a nice, local kade (a family-run small shop/ ...

9 dage i Sri Lanka, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

9 dage i Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by mille83

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Tirsdag havde vi fri på grund af national helligdag.... Dem har de en del af hernede... Så der var jeg på stranden sammen med en af de andre frivillige. Det var rigtig lækkert til at starte med, men pludselig ud af det blå kom et ...

Tropical diseases, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Tropical diseases

A travel blog entry by david_l

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... but even more so was the speed that they just climbed straight back up the walls, barefoot and totally fearless. Galle is also one of Sri Lanka's international cricket grounds, it has been rebuilt since the tsunami and will be a venue in the World Cup in ...

Journey along the beautiful West Coast, Galle District, Sri Lanka travel blog

Journey along the beautiful West Coast

A travel blog entry by trina.donkin

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... company of my Guide made the travel not such a chore. Sri Lanka was not what I expected, having been to India and as Sri Lanka was a close neighbour, I imagined that this Island would be crowded and not was clean as what it was. We drove down the coast. ...

unawa tuna!, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

unawa tuna!

A travel blog entry by joshil

took a train from colombo to galle for 180 lkr. nice scenic beaches on the way along with couples hiding under umbrellas all along the shore. bargained with unawatuna beach resort managers to give us a good deal for 3 days! got half boarding for 68 ...

Gorgeous Galle, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Gorgeous Galle

A travel blog entry by vyng

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... around in the ocean. The water here is just so blue! It actually looks pretty instead of scary. Apart from the satisfying beach, Sri Lanka also opened my eyes to a rich rainforest. We traveled to the Sinharaja rain forest, north of Galle. I was amazed, ...

Galle and its surrounds, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Galle and its surrounds

A travel blog entry by suetrevsal

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... hours south of Colombo.   Our driver (Mr Shyam) arrived and we all climbed aboard the "people mover" and headed along Sri Lanka's "best road".   The “best road” is a highway similar to the Hume however unlike the Hume it ...

Feeling tired and lazy, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Feeling tired and lazy

A travel blog entry by amanda.moore11

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... It was a vegetarian curry with rice and it came as like a banquet of spices and curries. So great. Also booked our flight out of Sri Lanka to India which is great. Boys joined us to watch the game then we wnt to the supermarket and KFC for em she loves ...

Sacred town and South Coast, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sacred town and South Coast

A travel blog entry by kateschronicles

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... people. Kataragama - is one of the few places in Sri Lanka which is worshipped by most of the popular religious people in Sri Lanka. Kataragama is a multi-religious sacred town as it contains an Islamic Mosque within its temple complex as well. It is a ...

L'immersion, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

L'immersion

A travel blog entry by chapdeluc

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S'il y avait un autre touriste que moi à Galles, je ne l'ai pas vu. Je me suis baladé à l'intérieur du mur, et j'ai dégusté la nourriture à la-va-vite en dehors. J'ai bien aimé ce bled. Un lieu où je dois retourner... ...

Galle Fort, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Galle Fort

A travel blog entry by havelock

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... by the pool and then went to the Maritime Museum which was excellent. It explained so much of the history of Sri Lanka and particularly Galle as there were many many ship wrecks here which have been explored and so much information gleaned. The Portuguese ...

10th December On to Galle, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

10th December On to Galle

A travel blog entry by smadge

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... the city, sipping a rather tart drink listed as red beverage but known to you as wine. Friday 11th December (Callum's Birthday) Galle Fort, established and developed by the Portuguese, the Dutch and finally, the British is an UNESCO site with most of ...

Sinharaja to Galle - and on our own, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sinharaja to Galle - and on our own

A travel blog entry by nixtravels

... - road very poor and water damaged. Joined new coastal expressway towards end of journey . Flash motorway opened last year . Drove to Galle and dropped at hotel - right beside rampart of old Dutch fort. The old colonial town I Side the walls was the only ...

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