Hotel Chandrika

Kataragama Road, Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka | Hotel
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Leopard spotted (sorry, all out of original ideas)

A travel blog entry by williment

Despite our Rough Guide warning us that leaving Ella by bus was sure to be an unseated mistake we manage to bag a couple of seats and squish our luggage on too with no particular bother. We then leave the hill country behind and above us - the bus taking the beautiful winding route straight through Ella gap. Once we hit the planes the miles just …

Yala National Park

A travel blog entry by couillard


... unless you are in Leopard season. We were told that we would not see leopards as it is way to hot for them during this time of the year, June and July being the ideal time to observe these cats. While we drove around in the park, around 8:30, we stopped to regroup by the ocean side for a little break, some for bathroom stop (nature style) as we were permitted to get out of the vehicles, or boxed lunches (snacks). This was also the site where the tsunami hit in 2005 and at that ...

Leopard Traffic Jam

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers


February 14 is synonymous with Valentine's Day in much of the world, but in Sri Lanka, the day's significance this year resulted instead from the full moon. The country observes a monthly Buddhist holiday called poya that occurs every full moon. Poya is a civil and bank holiday, many shops are also closed and the sale of alcohol and meat is forbidden (except under the table to tourists). Many Sri Lankans travel to be with family elsewhere, especially ...

Taxi to Tissa!

A travel blog entry by joandtim2013


As we have had a few too many beers in the reggae bar and Jo has eaten something dodgy we decide to avoid the 3 hour bus ride and get a taxi. Its gonna cost a lot more but it will be more relaxed. We ask at the hotel for a taxi price and 'mr you must go whale watching' trys to talk us into going by Tuk Tuk instead. "Tuk tuk normal price etc etc". Its 120km and 3 or 4 hours on a bus!! How does he think a tuk tuk is gonna work? I laugh at him and point ...

Yala National Park and Mirissa Beach

A travel blog entry by drclad


... There were a few concrete foundations where buildings had once stood. Lakshman told us that not one dead animal had been found after the Tsunami - they had all migrated away from the area before it happened. There were also four metal I think the only things we didn't get to see we're leopards and sloth bears (which sound amazingly cute!) and which are apparently endemic to Yala, I think, certainly Sri Lanka. However it was a ...

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