Travel Blogs from Galle, Sri Lanka

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Galle, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Galle

A travel blog entry by andynatalie

Staying in the most lovely family guest house right in the middle of a UNESCO world heritage site (Galle Fort).  An amazing cricket ground right outside the fort.  would have loved to have seen a game. Drove down from Kandy on Independence ...

Hikkaduwa, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Hikkaduwa

A travel blog entry by mdavidge

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Woke up gently and started planning what to do. For the next few days. Took it downstate to take on the breakfast challenge which involved a vast plate of fruit, curd and honey followed by a full English! After that it made sense to carry on planning our ...

Day 154 - Hangover in the Fort, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Day 154 - Hangover in the Fort

A travel blog entry by costin

I woke up around 8 am and knew that this day was going to be write-off!  We had planned to move on, but we needed to stay here one more night! I was still quite drunk when I woke up and not feeling too clever.  I went for a walk around the ...

Tight Bus Trips and No Reservation in Galle, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Tight Bus Trips and No Reservation in Galle

A travel blog entry by sstef16

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... travel. We get on a bus with little clue where it was really heading but we take a guess and with some luck arrive in Galle 20 minutes later. However the ride down was not uneventful. The bus was packed and the driver didn't feel the need to wait for ...

First stop, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

First stop

A travel blog entry by mornie99

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This is being written retrospectively as I as am now back on land, in WiFi contact - enjoying the luxuries of a hotel in Singapore .  It is a delight to have my own space and bathroom, after a month sharing a tiny cabin with 9 others and struggling ...

train ride. without reservation, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

train ride. without reservation

A travel blog entry by joshil

took train back to colombo.. ate at the same mall went for shopping opposite to samantha hall where enthiran was sccreening. took train to badulla after finding that reservations were full. luckily got a seat after a guy who had taken 3rd class tickets ...

Don't Blink......, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Don't Blink......

A travel blog entry by rileydog99

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... large swell came up making it a bit dangerous to tender in. All tours cancelled and we got out of Dodge..... Headed for Columbo Sri Lanka .... our next port. Spent the day ---catching up on blog (sorry-- that means you get inundated with entries), playing ...

Castle Bay Resort, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Castle Bay Resort

A travel blog entry by cristianivc

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El avión a Sri Lanka se demoro apenas 2-3 hrs en llegar a Colombo desde Mumbai, así que a las 5:30 de la mañana ya estábamos en nuestro segundo país. Desde Colombo teníamos que tomar un tren que salía a las 8:30 desde Colombo Fort, las estación de ...

Orphanage update, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Orphanage update

A travel blog entry by gypsylife

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Okay so this week I have started buying things for the orphanage at first I wanted to buy things for the wall to make being in the play pen more interesting as all they have to look at is chipped paint. The next idea on my mind was to buy a floor mat ...

Galle - Cricket lovers paradise, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Galle - Cricket lovers paradise

A travel blog entry by planetgeli

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... has recovered but the memory obviously lingers on in the forefront of memories. Speaking of transport, that's a third notable thing, though of Sri Lanka in general. Fares are stupidly cheap. We paid 70p for a 70 mile bus ride. Tomorrow we are going to ...

Watch out for the scorpions......., Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Watch out for the scorpions.......

A travel blog entry by nessiedesigns

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... ! Work at the projects usually starts at 8.30am until 11.30 or 12 then its either off to the beach for a couple of hours, off to Galle Fort for a lunch with no rice and curry in it, or back to the house. Afternoon projects start at 2, 2.30 or 3 ...

A Dutch-Sri Lankan-Italian kinda day, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

A Dutch-Sri Lankan-Italian kinda day

A travel blog entry by whereiskatie

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The heat of Sri Lanka's south coast drives us (or more accurately me, dragging Georgina) to get early starts for buses, sweating on a bus around midday isn't that fun. We rocked up to Galle around 10.30am and got a taxi (a tuk tuk, but the name has ...

Left Colombo for Galles, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Left Colombo for Galles

A travel blog entry by amanda.moore11

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Caught the train at 11 - it was so jam packed it was like a train in India!!! We had to stand the hole time and more and more people pushed themselves into our carriage. Got here after 3 hours and went to hostel within the fort. Bit more expensive but ...

work, lion beer and a beautiful beach, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

work, lion beer and a beautiful beach

A travel blog entry by gypsylife

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... took us all out for a meal at the most amazing restaurant, it was situated on a big hill which looked over the whole of galle,  the food was perfecto!!!!!. Thursday was an amazing day, the Hindu and Buddhist new years- Aurudu. We spent the day with ...

This girl is on fireeeee!, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

This girl is on fireeeee!

A travel blog entry by mlzmckenzie

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... , soz gran). This girl is on fiyaaaaa! In our sunburnt state (Emily's was worse than mine!) we had to travel down to Galle, squished into a van that was too small! We thought the journey was one hour long but turned out to be three or four hours long! ...

Galle, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Galle

A travel blog entry by mlzmckenzie

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... in, all but one boy seemed very reserved and reluctant to engage - a totally different reaction than we have been used to in Sri Lanka. There were only five boys at the unit, who are not allowed outside. They have no contact with parents, and there are ...

Last day: Back to India, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Last day: Back to India

A travel blog entry by sayfriend

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... home, I was recollecting the places we went to, people we met, food that we ate and realised that even though, culturally Sri Lanka is not too different from India, people there were more laid-back and helpful, food more tasty, transportation ...

Day 6, 7 & 8, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Day 6, 7 & 8

A travel blog entry by ahrmc

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... . We are staying at a beautiful hotel, which is really cheap by our standards for the quality. Of to the beach and maybe watch a cricket game (Sri Lanka v New Zealand) and some more sightseeing. Another early start on Sunday to head back to the ...

Galle town, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Galle town

A travel blog entry by elliemack

... ! Prayers start at 07:30. If you've read some if my previous blog posts you'll see how important religion is in Sri Lanka. Despite this, I didn't realise how important it was before arriving at my school in Galle. Children and teachers pray/chant to Lord ...

Galle, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Galle

A travel blog entry by travelburnett

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Substantial breakfast including treats like waffles and pomegranate jam. Then the three of us take a tuk tuk into town. Galle is divided into 3 parts (credit: Janice) .The old fort sticks out into the sea covering a large area and contains an old town ...

Day 4, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Day 4

A travel blog entry by lauramb

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... to be in the circle around the patient's bed. I was kind of embarrassed for him but he obviously didn't care. Admittedly, the Sri Lankans talked quickly and quietly. It was in English, but with strong accents. I was struggling, so I can't imagine how ...

Charming place, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Charming place

A travel blog entry by kayeg

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An exciting start to our day in Galle in Sri Lanks. We were moored off shore and had to take a tender to the port in a six foot swell!! Very interesting getting on and off the tenders from the ship's docking platforms. However it was all worthwhile. ...

Besøg i Galle, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Besøg i Galle

A travel blog entry by damsgaard

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... . Vi vidste på forhånd godt at vi kom i lavsæsonen, men i en så populær by som Galle ikke at møde flere kom som lidt af en overraskelse. Næste gang vi kommer til Sri Lanka skal vi bestemt bruge nogle flere dage i ...

Cricket, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Cricket

A travel blog entry by kim_woods

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Up at 4am to catch the 5am train from Anuradhapura to Galle via Colombo (8 hours). 2nd class gives you a comfy seat and an opening window, all the better to watch the world go by. There was plenty of commotion when a Polish couple sitting by the door ...

An in at the lit fest, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

An in at the lit fest

A travel blog entry by lambs

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... and lunch because it was sold out. With but a spark of hope, I got up a bit early this morning to take a tuktuk into Galle so that I could stand outside the Thompson venue to see if anyone might have an extra ticket. I was to be at the literary festival ...

Anyone for cricket?, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Anyone for cricket?

A travel blog entry by kyleannie

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After lazing on the beach we went back to Bangkok for a night before our flight to Sri Lanka. We flew into Colombo and arrived quite late so stayed at a very dated, dingy and overpriced airport hotel for the night. As we'd gone back a couple of timezones, ...

Sri Lanka -Day 20, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sri Lanka -Day 20

A travel blog entry by opacheco

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It's our first full day in Galle Fort and the temperature is rising fast. We make our way to the outer fort walls that follow the coastline and take a leisurely stroll along the ocean and its numerous beaches below. We also pass an active ammunitions ...

Galle and Unawatunna beach, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Galle and Unawatunna beach

A travel blog entry by frawldog

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... .  The monsoon season started about a week ago, so the tourism is declining rapidly and the same thing is happening in India.  Sri Lanka is so quiet.  I love it.  I'm not sure if it's really amazing or it just seems good compared to ...

Day trip to Galle, Galle, Sri Lanka travel blog

Day trip to Galle

A travel blog entry by wanderingbish

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A single day trip and well worth doing.For anyone heading to Sri Lanka I would advise against staying in Galle. It really is a lovely place and really worth the visit, but because of this the accommodation is very pricey and you can get to Galle ...

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