Travel Blogs from Sri Lanka

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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 ...

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 ...

Sweet Kandy, Kandy, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sweet Kandy

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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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 ...

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