Mrs Khalid's Guest House

102 Pedlar Street, Galle, Sri Lanka | Hostel

Travel Blogs from Galle

Poem of Enlightenment: "Wah-ulu in the Mara Tree"

A travel blog entry by miller-stone


I've thought from time to time about the shock in first seeing hundreds of wah-ulu, huge fruit bats, hanging above our heads from a gigantic spreading mara tree while on a walk near Tissamaharama in Southern Sri Lanka. During the late afternoon, occasionally one would drop away and lazily lift above the canopy on a 3-4 foot wingspan, returning …

Love is the answer, but love is the problem.

A travel blog entry by elliemack


... so many new skills and progress with previous attributes. Some include: flexibility, professionalism, independence, communication, patience, responsibility, confidence and cultural awareness. I'm so glad I decided to gain experience working in a school in the north and the south of Sri Lanka. It has out so much into perspective for me and allowed me to see the differences in which a war can affect a child's education and also a teachers training. My knowledge of different education ...

Mingling with the locals

A travel blog entry by tomandgem


... up telling us about the war and his views on the current UN Human Rights Convention investigations. Whilst the war is over and people are trying to move on, it is apparent that it has had a big impact on the local population and the memories left behind are still sore.

We stayed in Galle for dinner and ended up at a family run restaurant which sold 10 homemade curries. This restaurant is noteworthy as it made us ...


A travel blog entry by elegibson


... at all in return. The ticket inspector on a long train journey offered us a tour of the engine room and arranged takeaway curries to be passed through the window to us! Sri Lankan's pride in their country seeps out of every pore; time and again people have gone out of their way to make sure we enjoy our time on their island. Such friendliness has enabled us to enjoy traversing the island by public transport without most of the stress ...

The palm beaches and whales

A travel blog entry by charlotterowley


... Glad to be back on solid land! (Think everyone else was too!!) The tuk tuk took us back to the hotel and we had a late breakfast. Was so hungry! Sadly the weather wasn't what I had hoped today. A bit cloudy and windy. And not very warm. Even still, I spent the afternoon by the pool, swimming and lazing around. A first so far this holiday!! Had no time to do nothing yet. At 4pm, we headed off to the kitchen for a cooking lesson! So far I have done cooking lessons in ...

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