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

"Probably called tuk tuks 'cause of the tuk noise"

A travel blog entry by bransdenwebster

Day 1 - We made it! Arrived at Colombo airport about 8am yesterday morning and joined the scramble for some sort of taxi (our hostel transfer failed to appear obviously...) After getting to our hostel we had a sweaty wander up Galle Road, before giving up and catching our first tuk tuk to Viharamahadivi Park. Had a sit on an ant nest and an explore …

We've finally landed

A travel blog entry by annietheowl


So we're in Colombo...well actually Dehiwala, a suburb of the city some way from the centre. It would be ridiculous to say " finally" given that we only left Mancland 24 hours ago, but it was longer than the 13 hours advertised and instead of having an afternoon to sort ourselves out and recce the place in daylight, it's 7.00pm, it's dark already …

30 hours door to door and not a second more!

A travel blog entry by hadleyandlaura

This will be a short entry as I am very tired from all of the travelling.

Today, we finally arrived in Sri Lanka after a 30 hour door to door trip. We got out of the airport and exchanged our money. Then we got a taxi into town where our hotel was hiding. The taxi took forever and we averaged about one near miss a minute with his crazy …

I really wish I hadn't.

A travel blog entry by fergysrambles


Next day was a Sunday, so probably not the smartest day to go to the zoo! As a general principle I do not like zoos. I have had a couple of unpleasant visits to Asian zoos where concepts of animal husbandry seem much different to ours albeit that I am not particularly convinced about many European establishments. Again I have written an extensive piece on VT and here it is. I still don't like zoos!

"I should preface this tip by saying that I love Asia ...

A very high tea indeed.

A travel blog entry by fergysrambles


... Sri Lankans coming and going but there was never any pressure on us to leave. There was even a wedding party having photographs taken and rather stupidly I missed the opportunity for what would have made a fine VT flag photo but there have been other chances since. The only other Caucasians I saw came in much later and were presumably hotel guests as service had finished by then. I do like that when I travel, being the
only "white man" in ...

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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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