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Travel Blogs from Colombo
... was a history of railways in Ceylon (as then was) and, frankly, we excelled at them. I believe that Indian Railways is still the largest civilian employer in the world and that was all instituted by the British. In much of Asia, railways seem to be somewhat in decline and there are few nations in the world that are actually expanding their networks but Sri Lanka is one such. Obviously, I do not inclde in this the ridiculous, unnecessary and unwanted ...
suggest that if you are in the Fort area of Colombo and fancy a drink or
internet use or whatever that you seek this place out, it is a complete
gem and you too can get to write "traveller" in the book. How good
would that make you feel? Incidentally, Peter has got my business card
which has the same image as my profile page on VT and he knows what I look like so tell him I sent you!
... bar (Sun Hill by name) for a bottle of something reviving and duly replenished I carried on.
Really, I do not recommend this walk to you. Sure you have the sea and the interest of the occasional train heading up or down the Coast Line but there is really very little to see. I'm glad I did it though, it is always nice to just wander round less visited places, Heaven knows I do it in London all the time. To be perfectly frank, I do it everywhere I ...
... lady introduced herself As Duleeka Marapana although I found out later that her full name is Wasalakulathunga Wijekoon Mudiyanselage Duleeka Kumari Wijekoon Marapana! Imagine trying to write that on a cheque. She is an extremely famous TV soap opera star and many Sri Lankans have been very impressed that I met her. Her co-star is the chap standing behind me in the "group" photo with the long hair and the beard and I suspect he is a bit of a heartthrob as he really ...
Setting off early this morning, we had a long drive ahead of us as we made our way to Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka. It was also a good opportunity to sit back on the bus, albeit it was a little crammed, relax and take in the beautiful scenery along the way. One of the areas we drove through was the gem mining centre of Sri Lanka. We saw some of the shacks sitting on the ground level above where the mines are, and in some, saw all of the ...