Hornbill Holiday Home

21A Fernando Gardens, Colombo, Sri Lanka | Hostel
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This hostel, located on 21A Fernando Gardens, Colombo, is near Temple of the Tooth (Sri Dalada Maligawa), Mount Lavinia, Colombo National Museum, and Dehiwala Zoo.
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Travel Blogs from Colombo

Surf, Dive and Wild life - Backpacking Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by campbell-louw on Jun 10, 2014

36 photos

... to meet other backpackers. We did the 40 minute tuc tuc trip to the elephant orphanage, but the 3000 LKR ($20) entrance ticket kept us out, we saw many elephants in Sri Lanka and could see these from a nearby hotel for the price of a beer (ok not from so close). The spice garden and all their homeopathic remedies were interesting and the guide managed to get our English travel buddy from the hostel to depart with a couple of day’s budget to attempt a cure for ...

A very high tea indeed.

A travel blog entry by fergysrambles on Feb 16, 2014

2 comments, 4 photos

... an eyelid at my appearance and was totally courteous and charming. Thanks mate!

Treshi had booked a table which was probably a good move as it was a poya (poye) day (see separate tip). Basically, a poya is a public holiday which occurs on the day of every full moon and so the place was fairly full even though it was a midweek afternoon. We took our seats and I had a look round the dining room which was large and beautifully appointed as ...

This should have been posted ages ago!

A travel blog entry by fergysrambles on Jan 29, 2014

2 comments, 5 photos

... to be out of date information. This is inevitably the problem with guidebooks, they are out of date before they even go to press. Such is the nature of travel writing. I found an information booth where a very helpful lady, resplendent in a sari informed me that there was now a direct bus to Colombo and pointed out the relevant spot across the road where it departed.

OK, I had that sorted now so it was beer time. I looked around and saw what was ...

Sri Lanka - Green and Happy (Part One)

A travel blog entry by soshedid on Nov 14, 2013

3 comments, 194 photos

... However, the walk was amazing and I'm so glad we did it even without the views. The path was a mixture of forest (with walls of purple and white flowers mixed in with the trees) and plains. There was a beautiful, cascading waterfall to hike down to and also 'Mini World's End' where we were rewarded with some views. to be continued... "Countries to explore. Cultures to experience. Nature to marvel at. Night skies to inspire me. People to love. The list is endless. Life is what you make of ...

The end is near...

A travel blog entry by gos201 on Oct 24, 2013


... HUGE peacocks, water buffalo, warthogs, reptiles, birds.. It was really good and a good chance to bond with the new volunteers who are a really nice bunch!

From Yala, we had a quick lunch and got right back on the road to return to Unawattuna beach for a relaxing weekend.. The weather was **** on Friday so we just chilled at our guesthouse and then went out for dinner. We found an acceptable 'western' restaurant and had - STEAK! Actual, proper meat... it was delicious! The ...