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  • Anuradhapura/NegomboAnuradhapura proved to be the most interesting of the ancient cities, as well as the oldest, dating to approximately 400 BC. The city was abandoned after an invasion some 1300 years later, and the jungle took over until the British Posted by jonshapiro in Vagabonding at 60 | Nov 10, 2014
  • Polonnarwu and Passikudah BeachAfter Sigiriya we continued to Polonnarwu, stopping first at Ritigala. This is one of the more remote and less touristed sites on the cultural tour. And, because it is Posted by jonshapiro in Vagabonding at 60 | Nov 7, 2014
  • SigiriyaAlthough we enjoyed the statues and paintings of Dambulla, it was Sigiyira that impressed us far more. Sticking out of the jungle by some 200 meters, the lions rock, as it is known, has been an ancient city Posted by jonshapiro in Vagabonding at 60 | Nov 4, 2014
  • Dambulla The next morning we went to the Dambulla Caves with Lalinda, an hour or two drive from Kandy. By the time we got there it was already quite hot, which continued for our entire visit to the cultural triangle. Posted by jonshapiro in Vagabonding at 60 | Nov 1, 2014
  • Sri Lanka - Largest Small Country in the World[center][left]Colombo Nothing special as a city, Colombo was our stop because of the airport and Indian Visa Centre. We arrive to from Male to Colombo on Korean airlines (100$), a cheaper alternative to Sri Lankan Airlines, and way less stingy compa Posted by Olga_Gogoleva in SE Asia | Oct 24, 2014
  • My Pilgrimage to the HOLY LAND, where Jesus livedIt was something I desired to do for a long time. In fact my wife Chitra and I were to make this pilgrimage together. We did go together, to other places like Lourdes and Vatican in year 2000 and more Posted by MILROYW in My Holy Land Pilgrimage | Oct 14, 2014
  • Sri Lanka: Negombo/KandyMadurai is just a short plane away from Colombo, and so we decided to make the jaunt over to this nearby island nation, now peaceful after many years of civil war. At the last minute we had to Posted by jonshapiro in Vagabonding at 60 | Sep 9, 2014
  • Hello Sri Lanka!Have not even thought of going to Sri Lanka until I joined my company trip there recently. Albeit some hiccups here and there in the tour, our group of 19 people enjoyed it nonetheless. In fact I think only our Posted by puileng in My Adventures ... travel is my life ... | Sep 4, 2014
  • Off to the island of ParadiseDay 1 Posted by LiznOli in Going East | Aug 30, 2014
  • Sri LankaWe arrived at the half-moon bay off the coast of Galle, Sri Lanka, welcomed by colorful local fishing boats - which is a tradition in this port. Galle was to be a tender port which is always problematic on Posted by Culinerrion in Bangkok to Dubai - 2014 | Apr 18, 2014
  • Return of ColomboWe were not particularly sad to be leaving Kandy as it had not been one of our favourite places, but we were sad to leave the hotel there. The hotel was extremely good and nothing was too much bother for Posted by mulliganward in Mulligan-Ward Travellers | Jun 29, 2014
  • KandyWe left for Kandy on Monday morning and had to return over all the mountains we had previously arrived on. We would go up and up a mountain every turn was a hairpin bend, and then we would then go Posted by mulliganward in Mulligan-Ward Travellers | Jun 26, 2014
  • Sri Lanka highlightsHow to sum up our visit to Sri Lanka... * THE PEOPLE were ge Posted by bloorsontour in Bloors on Tour | Jun 25, 2014
  • Broken RoadsWe left Ella by train to head for Nuwara Eliya. The station was absolutely gorgeous, very old fashioned and quaint. We had been booked tickets in first class, which was air conditioned, but we would have both, much preferred to Posted by mulliganward in Mulligan-Ward Travellers | Jun 22, 2014
  • Third BaseI remained traumatised by our journey up the mountain to Ella for some time after arriving and Bill said it wasn't an experience that he would repeat in a hurry. The hotel certainly didn't help matters. The hotel was right Posted by mulliganward in Mulligan-Ward Travellers | Jun 20, 2014
  • What goes up......We left the hotel in Mirissa around eight o'clock this morning. Our driver spent the five minutes before departure meditating and 'stroking' the steering wheel. In the first thirty five minutes of the journey the driver had stopped the car Posted by mulliganward in Mulligan-Ward Travellers | Jun 17, 2014
  • Balcony watchingSri Lankan life is very laid back and we have really got into the swing of things in the last few days. We slowly get up for breakfast on a morning, which continue to be the best breakfasts of our travels. Posted by mulliganward in Mulligan-Ward Travellers | Jun 16, 2014
  • Kandy, Dambulla and sigiriyaKandy is the second biggest town in Sri Lanka and is in the middle of the hill country so we travelled from Nuwara Eliya to Kandy on the train to enjoy the tea plantation views. The views are stunning and Posted by bloorsontour in Bloors on Tour | Jun 15, 2014
  • Nuwara eliyaWe set off from Arugam Bay (38 degree heat and sunshine) and arrived at Nuwara Eliya in the hill country, which was 12 degrees and raining. We had to get our waterproofs and hiking boots out to brave the elements, Posted by bloorsontour in Bloors on Tour | Jun 15, 2014
  • Poson PoyaYesterday was the Poson Poya Festival in Sri Lanka. This is a double celebration of Poya which is the full moon celebration and Poson, which is the celebration of the arrival of Buddhism in Sri Lanka in the third century Posted by mulliganward in Mulligan-Ward Travellers | Jun 13, 2014
  • Welcome to the hotel California We had arranged for a tuktuk to pick us up in Galle and take us the thirty kilometres to Mirissa, further along the coach. The tuktuk driver's name was Ramesh and when he picked us up, before we got into Posted by mulliganward in Mulligan-Ward Travellers | Jun 11, 2014
  • Airing our dirty laundryWe had only really gone through Galle (where we are staying), in tuktuks, so we decide yesterday morning to go for a walk around the town. We have been told several times that there was a Governor of Sri Posted by mulliganward in Mulligan-Ward Travellers | Jun 9, 2014
  • Noisy neighboursGalle is on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka and is famous for it's fort, which we visited yesterday. The fort was originally built in 1588 by the Portuguese and extensively fortified by the Dutch from 1649 onwards (today the Posted by mulliganward in Mulligan-Ward Travellers | Jun 7, 2014
  • The train to GalleWe booked out of the hotel in Colombo early this morning so we could catch the ten thirty train to Galle. Whilst having our breakfast before leaving the hotel, we witnessed five wedding parties coming into the hotel to have Posted by mulliganward in Mulligan-Ward Travellers | Jun 5, 2014
  • Tissa to EllaOur day has been spent on the local buses,which is always Posted by bloorsontour in Bloors on Tour | Jun 4, 2014
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