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  • ColomboI spent my first night in Sri Lanka in a hotel near the airport, near an air force base which had a string of tin sentry boxes up on stilts along the road. As I came out of the hotel Posted by NZBarry in Barry Travels the World | Mar 27, 2017
  • The 5000 steps of Adams peak"You what?", "how many?", "5000 steps!", "sounds awful Rob I don't want to do it!". Just 2 weeks prior and I'm reading about Adams peak in our worn out guidebook. "It'll be proper type 2 fun sus, plus your ankles Posted by SusieRout in Popped out to lunch.... | Feb 28, 2017
  • Under my umbrElla!As we climb the mountain by bus (a rather less manic experience than getting to the hill stations in India) we immediately relax and look forward to the mountain life which awaits us. Immediately our impressions of Sri Lanka change Posted by SusieRout in Popped out to lunch.... | Feb 27, 2017
  • Life's a beach9th February 2017. West Coast of Sri Lanka We've been in Sri Lanka a week now and having been in India we believed it would be of a similar environment but more calm and orderly. We were wrong (surprise surprise) and Posted by SusieRout in Popped out to lunch.... | Feb 27, 2017
  • The Lotus Eaters of Sri LankaIn Greek mythology the Lotus-eaters were an island race who led a sweet and gentle life by eating only lotus plants. As we ate a delicious lunch off lotus leaves in an al fresco jungle dining room in Sri Lanka Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Feb 27, 2017
  • To Sri LankaI spent three weeks in Sri Lanka, going from Galle in the south to Jaffna in the north, with side trips to the hill country and to an east coast beach. To get there from Chiang Mai, I had to Posted by NZBarry in Barry Travels the World | Feb 25, 2017
  • Magical MomentsOur world is an engrossing and colourful book filled with fascinating images and wonderful tales that can be read by all. The Book of the World is endless, and we don't know when we will turn our last page but, Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Feb 24, 2017
  • The Birds of ParadisePhotographing birds for us amateurs armed with just a 'point and push' compact camera is never easy. However, the numerous birds of Sri Lanka turned out to be some of the least camera shy that we've encountered anywhere. Peacocks are Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Feb 23, 2017
  • The Fruits and Flowers of Sri LankaThe warm tropical climate, monsoon rains and fertile soils of Sri Lanka are a godsend for plants of all kind and it is difficult to imagine a more fruitful and productive land. Extensive forests of teak and other hardwoods survive Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Feb 22, 2017
  • The Vegetarians of Sri LankaAlthough the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka are best known for its tea plantations, the relatively cool climate, coupled with frequent rains, provides perfect growing conditions for almost all of the fruits and vegetables that are common in Europe and Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Feb 20, 2017
  • Taking the Tea TrainSix thousand feet up in the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka the dense tropical mists slowly roll back under the equatorial sun to reveal a stunningly beautiful landscape... This is tea Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Feb 19, 2017
  • On Our Way to Ceylonese Tea Much like the Turin Shroud, Buddha's tooth has been around a bit since it was first discovered in  Kushinagar, India, after he died in 800BC at the age of eighty. Legend has it that eleven centuries later, in about 300AD, Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Feb 17, 2017
  • Jeep Safari in Northern Sri LankaThe roadsides around the town of Minneriya in Northern Sri Lanka are littered with billboards offering Jeep safaris so we thought we should give it a try. After almost an hour driving on rough tracks through a dense jungle of teak Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Feb 15, 2017
  • The Sacred Caves of DambullaWe've been climbing again. This time to visit five natural caves that have been a place of worship for more than two thousand years. According to our knowledgeable guide, the entrance to the Royal Rock caves in Dambulla has been Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Feb 14, 2017
  • Sigiriya - A Place in the SkyThe task for today's blog is for us to scale the heights of Sigiriya in North Eastern Sri Lanka to visit the remains of a monastery and palace complex that is some 1,500 years old. From a distance the outcrop Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Feb 13, 2017
  • The Dawn ChorusAs the sun rises over the misty jungle we are woken by a heavenly choir unmatched by any sounds created by man. A symphony of sound greets us as the wild creatures herald the start of another sun-filled day. The Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Feb 11, 2017
  • Just Another Sri Lankan DayThe perpetually warm Indian Ocean, fed by the great rivers of Africa and Asia, is a perfect breeding ground for fish of every kind and we began our day on the beach in Negombo where the fleet had come ashore Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Feb 10, 2017
  • On the Beach in Sri LankaThe island of Sri Lanka is just a teardrop in the Indian Ocean. Its northern neighbour, India, is weeping over the fate of this tiny piece of tropical nirvana – and with good reason. Sri Lanka has a history riven with Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Feb 8, 2017
  • DEC 31, JAN 1, JAN 2The express train took just ten hours to cover the 168 miles from Ella to Colombo. It's a beautiful journey, especially the first seven hours, winding through the hill country, past countless tea plantations, up to 2,000 meters and finally Posted by babu-tokyo in December 2016 - January 2017 | Dec 31, 2016
  • DEC 25, 26A pre-dawn departure - taxi to Suvannaphum, three-hour flight, taxi to Colombo station, two and a quarter hour train ride, the first half of which we were standing, but with pretty coastal Posted by babu-tokyo in December 2016 - January 2017 | Dec 25, 2016
  • Colombo, Sri LankaSweet day in Colombo, Sri Lanka! What a contrast to India! Colombo is a relatively small, clean city with plenty of diversity. The architecture around the city shows the influence of Chinese, Dutch, British, Hindu, Muslim and Posted by HosMiniTravels in Travels to Asia | Dec 5, 2016
  • Sri Lanka - Adam's peak==The plan== A pretty ordinary actually... To hike Adam's peak - Sri Lanka's holy mountain from Dalhousie. Adams's peak is the most holy place in Sri Lanka and a major point for both tourist and religious pilgrimage. From Dalhousie it's only Posted by dima.safr in Roaming the world | Nov 11, 2016
  • GalleWed 15th There was definitely the familiar feeling of heavy heads and churning stomachs this morning. I woke up at 8 and couldn't drop off again until 9.45. When we both eventually rose we went for lunch at a restaurant lit Posted by katiebeckett in 4 weeks, 2 girls, 1 island | Jun 23, 2016
  • WeligamaTues 14th This morning we gathered our goods and set off for Weligama, about 2.5 hour bus journey up the coast. It was lunchtime when we arrived and we got a tuk-tuk driver to take us to a nearby guesthouse, Raja's Posted by katiebeckett in 4 weeks, 2 girls, 1 island | Jun 23, 2016
  • TangallaMonday 13th Tangalla is gorgeous. It very much lives up to the deep orange sands and pristine turquoise water of Sri Lankan's sought after idilic backdrop. We woke up gradually, Nic slower than me so I spent the late morning reading Posted by katiebeckett in 4 weeks, 2 girls, 1 island | Jun 23, 2016
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