The Havelock Place Bungalow

6, Havelock Place, Colombo, Sri Lanka | Hotel

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Surf, Dive and Wild life - Backpacking Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by campbell-louw


This blog: Waves and wild life in the surfing town Arugam Bay. Exploring the Hill country with hikes around Ella, Adams Peak the highest point in Sri Lanka, giant bats in Kandy and tea field trekking. Great train rides. Exploring Ancient Anuradhapura by bicycle and seeing the world's oldest tree. Diving and spending some time in a hammock in chilled out Trincomalee. Food in Sri Lanka. Prices and accommodation at the bottom.

After a couple of dry months traveling in ...

It begins

A travel blog entry by tobyhb

... seems to be governed entirely by a liberal (to say the least) use of the car horn, and an 'overtake and see what happens' style of cavalier driving that is both exhilarating and terrifying in equal measure. Needless to say, there is a lot of traffic. A 50km journey from the airport to our homestay takes 2 and a half hours. When we finally arrive I am exhausted, and after acquainting myself with my new housemates, I collapse in a sweaty sleep for 5 hours. ...

Colombo, Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by peteranderica


At about 1am, so we were informed, a launch joined the ship and the armed guards jumped aboad. The ship then proceeded on its way and at 7am it docked in Colombo. The view from the ship was not pretty. We had docked in a large container port and very little of the city could be seen. We had, however, booked a tour of the city highlights commencing at 9am. It was already very warm and humid, 28C and forecast to rise to 34C. As we left the ship a group of Sri ...

En Route

A travel blog entry by sheilacruise


We have an exciting morning today!!! Full drill in case of pirate attack. Been on deck to check out defences. Have been speaking to one of the ships officers and getting the low down. There are Water hoses all around deck 7, also there are 2 sonic defence systems that send out a high pitch sound but it will only travel away from the ship and has quite a range. This is the sort of sound that will make anyone in the vicinity back ...

Nothing much but a lovely meal.

A travel blog entry by fergysrambles


Up again ridiculously early the next day, I was wondering what exactly what was wrong with my body clock. Was it jetlag? Hardly after this time. I have to say that after over five weeks here now, it has settled down into a pattern. I go to bed early and wake up early which is totally unheard of for me.

The 14th January was an unremarkable day except that it was the first time I had eaten rice and curry and was lucky enough to eat one of the finest examples of it I ...

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