Hornbill Holiday Home

21A Fernando Gardens, Colombo, Sri Lanka | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Colombo

Seven-Layer Dip

A travel blog entry by jeff_yack


... is from the other. Sri Lanka is layered in different micro climates from beautiful mountain ranges with California Cypress, to humid rain forests, to tropical beaches and more. Plus it's filled with so many different things to see, do and explore....It's the place where you can fulfill all of your travel needs in one trip...quite a hike from the States ...

First YT placement, but swimming cancelled

A travel blog entry by beckeyjw

... and pretty good swimmers, they looked disappointed when we went. I really hope that we haven't lost some of their respect for next time as it's the swimming that I'm really looking forward to teaching, as it should be my strongest subject. The coach seemed OK about it all, so fingers crossed for no more storms like that and that we get the respect of the boys. As we had a free afternoon and were already out, some of us decided to go into Horana to go to an ...

Finally news from Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by cornevanhoepen


... was very verbally abusive to us, so when we reported this to our head Coordinator in Kandy. He immediately shut down the the volunteer house in Colombo, so now we are all on the train back to Kandy. It was very hard to say goodbye to all the people in the home. It's too bad we had to leave because the programs in Colombo were so good. Now I have two days in Kandy before I head back to Colombo and pick up my mom and Janna. It's ...

This is getting so out of synch!

A travel blog entry by fergysrambles


... tend towards a theroy of operator error and there may actually be a grain of truth in this. Believe me, this is where the adventures really started. Incidentally, the photos from the entry regarding Doha airport were destined for this entry but seem to have migrated and I cannot manage to delete or move them. Please try to put all this in sequence and I wrote this on the morning of the 15th of January but I cannot re-order the entries.

Here it is ...

Colombo - Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by midlifecruisers


... we would be in for an experience walking through the markets. ( he said this with a wry smile on his face) The weather was very humid, so walking, although only about 1.5kms..it would be very steamy.

We stood out front and hailed 2 Tuk Tuks as we were with another couple.
Negotiating was another experience, with their limited English ..and was told by hotel staff not to pay more than 200 rupiah ( which is equivalent to about A$1.50)... This ...

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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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