Highbury Colombo

14 / 1, Skelton Road, Colombo, 5, Sri Lanka | Hotel
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First few days

A travel blog entry by beckeyjw on Apr 09, 2014

... some spicy foods, not bad and tasty food, as well as a lot of it! On Tuesday we had an induction day, which was at a hotel it was more going through questions and what we expected to do, say and wear. Still confused by some of it but I'm sure once we get going it will become clearer. Had a bit of a look around the town locally to the hotel as our home stay group needed a travel adaptor. Then we also had a bit of a swim, which was refreshing although as it was about to ...

It begins

A travel blog entry by tobyhb on Apr 07, 2014

... morning of the 7th April. The first thing I noticed once I passed through immigration was that the airport is a hub of chaotic activity. You will not find the meticulous merchandising and slick escalators of Gatwick and Heathrow here. Instead, I am greeted by the sight of row upon row of shops, inhabited by dozens of eager looking Sri Lankans, selling items as varied as hoovers, ceramics and washing machines. I can honestly say I have no idea ...

Fascinating Colombo, Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by lottyh on Mar 15, 2014

1 comment, 15 photos

... walls. We lined up to go inside where we
were amazed by the vivid paintings and intricate hand carvings. The
ceilings were about twenty five feet high and not even an inch was
left unpainted. A huge Buddha laying on its side could be seen in
one of the rooms. Next to it, was an altar where people lay their
flower offerings, and money as donations.






To
the right of the temple is an enormously large white ...

Sri lanka is offically paradise...

A travel blog entry by mosasaurusmp on Mar 10, 2014

26 photos

... to happen! The climb down was beautiful as we could see all the scenery that we missed on the way up as it was pitch black then. We got down at about 9.30am and then drove to a local town so me and Alix could catch a bus inland.
From here we went to Nuwari Elia (which I have probably spelt wrong as we really struggled with the pronunciation of this place!) It was a nice place but I think we were so tired after Adams peak we just ...

My first real disappointment.

A travel blog entry by fergysrambles on Feb 16, 2014

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... it turned out to be later. I had planned for several days to go but something always cropped up and so I was really quite excited when I did eventually get there. I knew that like so many parts of the British Empire Sri Lanka had a long history of train transport and indeed still does have a good network. I did read that they are even laying new track from Matara to Kataragama so they obviously see a future for the railway. I was sure that with all this rich ...

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