Giritale, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Polonnaruwa

Day 29

A travel blog entry by lou_sinton on Jun 22, 2014

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... held in March. It was a long, tiring but rewarding day. We visited seven female entrepreneurs in total as well as going for breakfast and lunch at a ladies house, who I had previously interviewed in Colombo. The types of businesses we went to visit included sewing cloth toys and pillow cases, poultry and cattle farm, catering company, grocery shops (X2) and sewing bras. One ...

The Trip Story in Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by roythexplorer on Jun 11, 2014

9 photos

... after we wait for 15 minutes they said the train is delayed for 30 minutes (in fact it was 1hour something), haha. When they said it’s delayed for another half an hour, Joy and I decided to go out and find food for our breakfast.

I tell you what...there is no cheap restaurant close to Mt. Lavinia Train Station, so may restaurants and one of them was the excellence restaurant from Trip Advisor but the price is sooooo crazy. Almost 20 ...

Turtles, leopards, pujas and food poisoning

A travel blog entry by tobyhb on May 27, 2014

... a 'puja'. Pujas are noisy, colourful affairs, full of pilgrims clad in bright white clothing, many of whom had made the trip by road from places as far afield as Jaffna. A lot of what takes place during the puja is ritualistic and inexplicable to observers. For example, several pilgrims were setting fire to coconuts, holding them for as long as they could endure, and then smashing them on the ground. I am told that if the coconut does not break it is bad luck, though the language ...

Sri Lanka - 3 Days Kite surfing school

A travel blog entry by nick-young-1986 on May 26, 2014

5 comments, 15 photos

... people were here on there Honeymoon.

Day 1 of Kite Surfing - Consisted of no board action and mainly being pulled round a Lagoon by a bloody large Kite and bouncing off the water. Was great fun and can't wait for the boarding tomorrow!!!!

The Food was immense and night time around the camp was fun. everyone was mingling. I noticed a natural divide that people tend to stay with people from there homeland. Being ...

Giritale, Polonnanuwa

A travel blog entry by mknox on Jan 01, 2014

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... 1800's the British set fire to it and destroyed all relics and library ( our guide is most apologetic when advising of British atrocities) I asked guide why some Buddhist statues have palm of hand facing forward. He said it doesn't happen in Sri Lanka. So I took him to show him statues in cave (see photo) - he immediately phoned a friend - it's because British rebuilt and just copied from other Asian style. My guide has been in that temple every two weeks for last 10 years and never ...


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