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  • Sri LankaIt's not often that you get to a country and become fond of it so quickly. My first impressions were that it was far more developed than India and that the people were incredibly friendly. I had no idea how Posted by Poppy90 in Poppy's Travel Blog! | Apr 14, 2016
  • Kuala Lumpur to Colombo12345 Posted by Edna's Travels in Sri Lanka 2016 Tour | Apr 3, 2016
  • Sri LankaFor a country so small, Sri Lanka comes with lot of surprises. After give a lot of thought to where to travel next, me and D chose Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka recently recovered from civil war 2009 and is Posted by Swapnil91 in Sri Lanka | Mar 22, 2016
  • FEB 9 FEB 10 LAST MINUTES ON HOLIDAYSNON VIDEO DAY Don and I spent the last day on the Maldives doing two drift snorkels. Saw my first ray and more reef sharks. Everyday we see a new fish to add to our memories. My plan was to try Posted by RDILL in SRI LANKA / MALDIVES 2016 | Feb 10, 2016
  • JAN 31 FEB 1 NEGOMBOGETTING TO NEGOMBO We catch a tuc tuc to the rail station. Our train is an hour late and finally arrives by noon. We have a 6 hour ride to Colombo by train and then a couple hour bus ride to Posted by RDILL in SRI LANKA / MALDIVES 2016 | Jan 30, 2016
  • Exploring NegomboDon and I set out on foot this morning, while Rob and Mani opted to borrow bikes and ride. As we walked down the street, not yet a block from our rooms, a man said Hello and Don stopped to Posted by katdill in Sri Lanka, the Maldives and India | Feb 1, 2016
  • JAN 30 ANURADHAPURAANURADHAPURA We rent bikes and spend the day biking around the spread out site. for therapy. Anuradhapura became the capital of Sri Lanka in 380 BC and rose to prominence with the influence of Buddhism a hundred years later. It survived Posted by RDILL in SRI LANKA / MALDIVES 2016 | Jan 29, 2016
  • Anuradhapura to NegomboDon and I went off to find a ATM this morning. We walked several blocks, past a market, and after asking directions a couple of times finally found an ATM which worked for us. Not all the ATMs will accept Posted by katdill in Sri Lanka, the Maldives and India | Jan 31, 2016
  • Anuradhapura RuinsAnuradhapura (try saying that out loud!) is one of the oldest continuous lived in cities in the world. So, of course, they have the old section of town which has many old temples and ruins. We took tuk tuks over Posted by katdill in Sri Lanka, the Maldives and India | Jan 30, 2016
  • JAN 29 SIGIRIYA AND DAMBULLASIGIRIYA We decide to check out two major sites on our way to Anuradhapura and hire a van and driver to take us there. We want to leave early but the van is late. The president is arriving and all the Posted by RDILL in SRI LANKA / MALDIVES 2016 | Jan 29, 2016
  • JAN 28 BIKING POLONNARUWABKE ADVENTURES We decide to bike around Lake Parakrama. Within the first half hour Kathy's front bike tire blows. We check in at a fancy (from our perspective) hotel and the staff try to repair the tire. They locate Posted by RDILL in SRI LANKA / MALDIVES 2016 | Jan 28, 2016
  • JAN 27 POLONNARUWAPOLLONARUWA RUINS We get up early, rent bikes for the day and head off to the ruins. Pollonaruwa was the Royal capital of both the Chola and Singhalese kingdoms. In its day it was a thriving commercial and religious centre. Now Posted by RDILL in SRI LANKA / MALDIVES 2016 | Jan 27, 2016
  • Lion Rock and the Cave TempleWe arranged to have breakfast at 6:30 and our driver to come at 7:00 so we could get an early start to the day. We were waiting for our driver to show up and Nimal told us that Sri Lanka's Posted by katdill in Sri Lanka, the Maldives and India | Jan 29, 2016
  • JAN 26 KANDY TO POLONNARUWA WE HEADING FOR THE ANCIENT CITIES We head for the 11th and 12 th century capital of Sri Lanka POLONNARUWA. It is a 3 hour bus ride and we are getting to be experts at catching the right bus and relaxing Posted by RDILL in SRI LANKA / MALDIVES 2016 | Jan 26, 2016
  • JAN 25 UDAWATTAKELE PARK KANDYUDAWATTAKELE PARK We hire a tuk tuk to take us to the entrance to the park overlooking KANDY LAKE. The park has a well groomed trail through a mature forest on top of a hill overlooking the area. There are Posted by RDILL in SRI LANKA / MALDIVES 2016 | Jan 25, 2016
  • Biking along the BundWe rented the bikes again today and set off on a ride along the bund, which is what they call the road that runs along the top of the reservoir dike. We got several kilometers from home when I had Posted by katdill in Sri Lanka, the Maldives and India | Jan 28, 2016
  • Ruins and SafariRight after breakfast, we enjoyed a visit from the Malabar Pied Hornbills. Apparently, they visit almost every day. Then we rented bikes from the hotel. We rode over to the large area of ruins here. Riding a bike along the Posted by katdill in Sri Lanka, the Maldives and India | Jan 27, 2016
  • JAN 24 KANDYAN DANCELAKE KANDY Kandy is a bustling town and regarded as the cultural hub of Sri Lanka. We spend a lazy day shopping in the markets, buying elephant pants, and walking around Lake Kandy. It is a pleasant stroll in the late Posted by RDILL in SRI LANKA / MALDIVES 2016 | Jan 23, 2016
  • PolonnaruwaWe packed up and had Sulin order us a couple of tuk-tuks. When we were loaded up, our tuk-tuk could not make it up the driveway hill, which is very steep. So Don and I walked up the hill, while Posted by katdill in Sri Lanka, the Maldives and India | Jan 26, 2016
  • JAN 23 KANDY IN LUXURYTRAVEL IN LUXURY We awake to the sound of birds at our Eco lodge set in the forest on the edge of Kandy. We have breakfast and share stories with a young French couple staying at the Eco lodge. The six Posted by RDILL in SRI LANKA / MALDIVES 2016 | Jan 23, 2016
  • Visa, visa, visa and more ForestWe realized we have to get our visa for India taken care of. I had tried to do an E-visa from home, but there was too much time between the application and the time we arrived so it would not Posted by katdill in Sri Lanka, the Maldives and India | Jan 25, 2016
  • Forest and DancingDon and I set off after breakfast to visit the Royal Forest Reserve. Rob and Mani stayed at the Eco-Villas so Mani could get some stuff done and we arranged to meet up later. We took a tuk-tuk into the centre Posted by katdill in Sri Lanka, the Maldives and India | Jan 24, 2016
  • JAN 22 ELLA TO KANDY BY TRAINTRAIN TRAVEL We are sad to leave Ella. Nuli has been such a sweet host. But we are excited to ride the rails. The train station at Ella is an old colonial structure built to transport tea to Colombo for export. Posted by RDILL in SRI LANKA / MALDIVES 2016 | Jan 22, 2016
  • Animal VideosHere are a couple of videos Don has taken over the past few days. We have good internet here so I could finally upload them. Enjoy! Posted by katdill in Sri Lanka, the Maldives and India | Jan 23, 2016
  • JAN 21 ELLA WEAVING AND WATERFALLSELLA The sunrises from our balcony are stunning. A pack of monkeys hang out around our accomodation. One runs between Rob's legs as he's photographing others. We decide to explore the town of Ella which consists of a bunch of restaurants Posted by RDILL in SRI LANKA / MALDIVES 2016 | Jan 21, 2016
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