Grand Oriental Hotel

2, York Street, Colombo 1, Colombo, Sri Lanka | 3 star hotel
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Colombo, cricket and rain

A travel blog entry by shevydavey


We caught the train up to Colombo, 2nd class- there was only 2nd & 3rd class on it (haven't come across any 1st class yet, which is a pity as it's only $5 more expensive). The train runs right along the oceans edge for the majority of the trip and you could see how the 2004 Tsunami must have have a devastating effect on the train line, anyone …


A travel blog entry by elblade

Quite a drive into Colombo, number of times id look up and see a bus on our side of the road 30 m from us traveling at around 70 kms an hour...never got use to the mad mouse driving while we were in Sri Lanka, going home after being out new years eve here in Bangkok gf ordered taxi driver to pull up and gave him a peice of her mind becasue of his …

South Coast: Galle, Tissamaharama, and Bandarawela

A travel blog entry by ramdux

This is a top pick!

Sri Lanka is a beautiful country, full of culture, impressive archaeology, excellent food and very friendly people. The recent troubles with the Tamil Tigers have given the country a reputation it doesn't deserve and judging by the reactions of the people I spoke to, most of the country including the Tamils just want peace now. I spent 10 days in …

Coordination, Culture & Crowded buses

A travel blog entry by kst_wayfaring


The first couple of days Monday – Thursday, we all went through basic orientation and introduction. We were explained about the projects we would be working on and it turned out that the majority of the time we will actually be working with individuals in a mental health setting, or directly related and relevant to the psychology placement. This was a positive surprise and basically means that whichever skills acquired here will be transferable throughout ...

Time to go for a walk.

A travel blog entry by fergysrambles


... results.

I eventually made it into town and hit the Bavarian restaurant which gets great reviews everywhere and is a big hangout for locals and expats alike. Frankly, I don't like it. I just don't like transplanted bars. I avoid "Irish" bars like the plague despite their ubiquity globally now.

Again, my (edited) VT tip will tell you all about it.

"This tip concerns a very popular bar / restaurant in the centre of Colombo which I ...

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This 3 star hotel, located on 2, York Street, Colombo 1, Colombo, is near Temple of the Tooth (Sri Dalada Maligawa), Mount Lavinia, Colombo National Museum, and Dehiwala Zoo.
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    Colombo, Sri Lanka