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

Ancient City

A travel blog entry by luciecox on Aug 20, 2014

223 photos

... us instead of making themselves useful around the house.

We spend the day visiting the ancient ruins of Polo which are divided into 5 groups. The heat is at its highest so we decide to walk rather than cycle as we don’t think we can face even a small hill pedalling on a bike. We probably walk at least 10 kilometres in the whole day which seems a lot more with this weather. The pictures will give you a better description of what we saw. We meet a few other tourists here ...

Day 29

A travel blog entry by lou_sinton on Jun 22, 2014

9 photos

... part of the day was going to visit a Tamil lady who had fled from Batticaloa to Polonnaruwa with her family in 1985 due to the civil war. Because of her Down Syndrome daughter, the family often had to hide in the jungle, at risk of discrimination, violence and rape. Her husband lost his job and 'fell in the river' and died. The daughter was sent to many orphanages whilst the mother tried to ...

The Trip Story in Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by roythexplorer on Jun 11, 2014

9 photos

... I said I don’t know, I have no plan where to go. I only have these hostels address, and so he does. Then we decided to find the hostel together and share the room, that’s way cheaper. The trip from Bandaranayake Int’l Airport to Fort Colombo Bus Station by highway bus is about 40 minutes to 1 hour (subject to traffic). We get off the bus and asked people again how do we get to the hostel? We were lost direction, this was because YES YES ...

Turtles, leopards, pujas and food poisoning

A travel blog entry by tobyhb on May 27, 2014

... to. We spoke about a range of topics, including how the civil war had affected him and his family, and as we got off the train he invited me to come to his house the following day to spend the Vesak with him and his family.

The next day, after meeting an old colleague of my mums who now lives in Sri Lanka, I had breakfast on the beach and indulged in some sun-bathing for a few hours. Much to my pleasant surprise, it turns out that, provided you stick at it, ginger ...

Where Sri Lankan Notions Go to Die!

A travel blog entry by japansnew2me on May 22, 2014

4 comments, 2 photos

... hand. The notion that the weather was going to be unbearably hot was quelled by a sleepy train ride through the clouds of impossibly green hills and miles of tea plantations in the highlands. The notion that I would find it hard to track down a slice of beach to myself was dissembled by the entirety of the country surrounded by a ring of untrodden dazzling white sand. Most of all, the notion ...