Ocean View Cottage

Galle road, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Hikkaduwa

Better in the sunshine

A travel blog entry by mothman

Tuk tuk from Galle took less than 30 mins. It was rovercast and had been raining, but after dropping bags off we headed down the beach. Very wavy and you couldnt swim. We walked up to main area and it was all a bit miserable. Between hotel and beacj was a kind of swamp and then as you got further up the strip the places were all on sandbags with a …

Uk - Colombo, Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by eden_tild


After a food filled flight from the UK - Dubai we had a sleepy 2 hour wait for our next flight to Dubai. The time difference made it s struggle to get any real sleep in the many hours of flying. So when we arrived we wanted to make our way to Hikkaduwa where we planned to stay for our first night. After a 2hr wait for a train in Colombo, we then …

Hangin' Out at a Surfer Beach

A travel blog entry by wasagadave


We slept well that night, and awoke early to a grey, wet morning. The days-long debate on whether to climb Adam's Peak was decided. With the poor weather and a return of Debbie's lung infection, it really was obvious to decline the four hour, 5000+ step ascent to Sri Lanka's highest peak. This is usually accomplished from 2 am to arrive for the …

Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by klsymllr719


... architecture. I learned the art of bargaining which surprising didn't come easy. There was something inside me that felt bad haggling the price but after I realized it's actually a way of life for them I started to gain some confidence. It's more of a game for shopkeepers where they are always the winners but it is up to the tourist how bad you loose. Haggling the price down is the way you play their game and it took me a week in Sri Lanka and a week in India ...

Giant Sea Turtles and Remembering the Tsunami

A travel blog entry by gos201

... after such a disaster.
One thing they did which really helped them - was giving up trying to find the families of the dead - they buryied or burnt bodies quickly - and this stopped the spread of horrendous diseases.

We learnt a lot about the tsunami - some facts, like that a third of the dead were children - to small and weak to fight against the waves... but also read many personal stories.
One was of a mother with four children. When the first wave hit ...

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