Travel Blogs from Sri Lanka

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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 ...

Mount Lavinia - not a place to visit!, Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka travel blog

Mount Lavinia - not a place to visit!

A travel blog entry by bridgetluke

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... so we could get out of the guest house ASAP and got on a train to Bentota. Our advice to anyone travelling through Sri Lanka....skip Mount Lavinia. Although our first few experiences of Sri Lanka weren't great we knew it would get better. We'd heard ...

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 ...

Camping again - DeJa Vu, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka travel blog

Camping again - DeJa Vu

A travel blog entry by wickens

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... of the magnitude of the storm and how much work was involved in re-establishing a camp.  Brad called our contact in Sri Lanka – Miguel – who had coincidentally stayed at the camp 2 days earlier and had had to evacuate due to the rain. ...

Train and rain!, Hatton, Sri Lanka travel blog

Train and rain!

A travel blog entry by wickens

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... to an abrupt end on entering Sri Lanka.  The rains, that we were long due, have finally caught up with us. Sri Lanka's second monsoon has delayed itself especially for our arrival! Thankfully our hotel near Hatton - at 1,300m above sea level - has ...

Tangalle - the middle of nowhere, Tangalla, Sri Lanka travel blog

Tangalle - the middle of nowhere

A travel blog entry by bridgetluke

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Well we knew very little about Tangalle apart from where we were staying and that we could go and see the turtles laying their eggs at night. When we arrived at Tangalle bus station after our hour and a half bus journey, we then had to get a Tuk Tuk ...

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 ...

Back to the Beach, Marisa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Back to the Beach

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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... the fish and drank the local spirit (Arak).   The captain and our guide (who were pretty drunk) sang us some chilled out Sri Lankan fishing songs while we hammered out a mellow beat on the table.  It was a good day....    The next ...

The Kingdom of Ceylon, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

The Kingdom of Ceylon

A travel blog entry by aborder

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... me of China and waking up hungry everyday!! The sun set viewed from the hostel on the beach is quite breath taking. I'm loving Sri Lanka! My next day started early, a visit to the Indian Visa centre, followed by a long sweaty walk to the Colombo ...

Poochie times!, Ella, Sri Lanka travel blog

Poochie times!

A travel blog entry by aborder

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... longer in India with Sonja, The ride to Kandy was pretty special. A train driving through the hill country of Sri Lanka, powering through small little towns and chugging past tea plantations and wonderful Sri Lankan countryside. The funny thing was, ...

Happy New Year!!!, Negombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Happy New Year!!!

A travel blog entry by aborder

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... she was by our bathroom window!! So funny!! I left early next morning and I shared a Tuk Tuk with a Thai guy and soon was boarding my flight to Dhaka, Bangladesh after an amazing five weeks in Sri Lanka! Thank you Sonja! Next stop, Dhaka, Bangladesh. ...

Kids versus Wild - canyoning adventure, Hatton, Sri Lanka travel blog

Kids versus Wild - canyoning adventure

A travel blog entry by wickens

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... with the children.  Every activity suggested by our guide or the hotel involved either climbing Adam's Peak (the highest mountain in Sri Lanka with 5,000 steps to the summit), or driving 2 hours each way to visit a town called Nuwara Eliya. ...

Blue Whales - beyond our expectations, Dondra, Sri Lanka travel blog

Blue Whales - beyond our expectations

A travel blog entry by wickens

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... big cats, so we had our figures crossed that our last brush with wild life would be a memorable one. Unbelievably, the coast of Sri Lanka is located close to where blue whales, sperm whales, and Bryde whales come to feed at specific times of the year. ...

Buddha's Tooth and an Elephant Orphanage, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

Buddha's Tooth and an Elephant Orphanage

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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... less than 10 minuets later the baby shit itself again.... I took this as my cue to leave!      Kandy is Sri Lanka's second biggest city and it's famous for the Temple of the Sacred Tooth of Buddha . According to Sri Lankan legends, ...

It's like hitting a solid wall of humidity, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

It's like hitting a solid wall of humidity

A travel blog entry by lucky

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... in a different timezone, it gets pretty painful. "Is it daytime", "Am or PM?", "Am I hungry?". Montreal, London, Jordan, Colombo, Sri Lanka and finally Sleep... Sleep... Sleep. Luckily I managed to make the best of my London stop over by escaping the ...

Little to see in Toy Town, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka travel blog

Little to see in Toy Town

A travel blog entry by aborder

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... was ready earlier than expected!! Once it was collected, we caught a bus to Negombo, sorry, we caught the rally bus to Negombo, a beach town near the airport on the east coast of Sri Lanka. We were happy we made it in one piece!! Next stop Negombo. ...

Everything's So Hot!, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka travel blog

Everything's So Hot!

A travel blog entry by jamie083

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... nicely as a present for the family, plus it's for a good cause.  I have now had my first taste of spice in Sri Lanka. Francis stopped at this small place and ordered some sort of pastry which looked delicious, not quite sure what it was though. The ...

The Adventure Begins, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

The Adventure Begins

A travel blog entry by jamie083

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... get some sleep but couldn't resist the films on offer. I did manage to take advantage of the free bar though! I arrived in Sri Lanka and immediatley encountered difficulties, and not just the sweltering heat. I couldn't get any money out of ATM's which ...

Exploring Kandy, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

Exploring Kandy

A travel blog entry by jamie083

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This is now the fourth morning in a row where I've had eggs for breakfast. Maybe its a classic Sri Lankan breakfast but I think its more of a cheap dish they serve to tourists. I'll try to get more of a traditional breakfast in the future.  Francis ...

Free Time, Unawatuna, Sri Lanka travel blog

Free Time

A travel blog entry by jamie083

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... all day to do it. I have also scouted out the restaurant that serves the best curry on the beach. I'm now a massive fan on Sri Lankan cuisine. I've also made friends with some locals stray dogs. I found two yellow labradors which remind me of my two back ...

A Day Of Two Halves, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

A Day Of Two Halves

A travel blog entry by jamie083

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... a great view over the whole city so I can really get my bearings for some exploring tomorrow. Today was a stark contrast of what Sri Lanka has to offer. A quiet stroll through a park in the morning was followed by a crawl through city traffic jams in the ...

Goodbye To Beaches, Unawatuna, Sri Lanka travel blog

Goodbye To Beaches

A travel blog entry by jamie083

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Today was my last day on a Sri Lankan beach. I've spent the last few days loving the beach but unfortunately doing no sunbathing or swimming. I can't really take my top off as my chest looks so ridiculous but I am pretty much healed now! It's unlucky that ...

The last port of call, collecting our thoughts, Talpe, Sri Lanka travel blog

The last port of call, collecting our thoughts

A travel blog entry by wickens

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We all piled into our rented mini-van, with its sliding door and bald tyres to drive to our final destination – Palm 23, another house located near to the town of Galle. The drive along the coast is beautiful, if interspersed with grave stones ...

Last stop: Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Last stop: Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by wickens

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Only an hour's flight from Kerala, and we arrive in Sri Lanka in the late afternoon.  The short drive from the airport to the hotel proves that Sri Lanka is a world away from even Kerala, let alone India: its instantly evident that there are less ...

When Hornets Attack!, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka travel blog

When Hornets Attack!

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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     Sri Lanka has this area called the cultural triangle.  Within this area there are 3 main sites that most people visit.  The only problem is that these sites are not that interesting for the 55 U.S. dollars they ...

A Learning Experience, Negombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

A Learning Experience

A travel blog entry by jamie083

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... was a nice little treat.    I'm off to the airport tomorrow morning to catch a flight to Delhi. I've really enjoyed Sri Lanka, I think it was good preparation so India won't be so overwhelming. I'm think I'm now used to tuk tuk's, stray dogs, ...

Orphaned elephants, toy shops and Buddhist Temples, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

Orphaned elephants, toy shops and Buddhist Temples

A travel blog entry by wickens

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... .  The tooth is said to have been snatched from the flames of the Buddha's funeral pyre in 483BC and was smuggled into Sri Lanka during the 4th century AD.  It then grew in importance as a symbol of sovreignty, and it was believed that whoever ...

Just like India but cleaner and less crowded., Colombo, Sri Lanka travel blog

Just like India but cleaner and less crowded.

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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... city.  This is because this area contains many things that LTTE would like to blow up!  Oh yeah in case you didn't know Sri Lanka is in the middle of  small civil war.  Occasionally they have bombs go off here and there....here's a fun ...

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