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  • Sri Lanka Wrap Up28 April 2017 Update: Check out the "Kandy" posting - now in Singapore and have great internet service. I was able to upload a video clip for some fire walkers. Simple breakfast at our hotel but not to worry because we Posted by pjburke in It's the Journey....not the Destination | Apr 30, 2017
  • Anuradhapura and Back to Negombo25 April 2017 No reason to get up really early, buses to Anuradhapura are frequent. Breakfast again is awesome. (The breakfasts on this trip have been so substantial that we rarely have a desire for lunch.) This morning it's Posted by pjburke in It's the Journey....not the Destination | Apr 30, 2017
  • The routeA long flight, fancy hotels, wildlife, tea, and food. This promises to be an interesting private tour covering a large chunk of Sri Lanka. Leonie and I are looking forward to it. This is kinda what the itinerary looks like according Posted by FierceOrc in Sri Lanka 2017 | Apr 27, 2017
  • Day 17 - Sigiriya23 April 2017 We've taken our fair share of tuk tuks this trip and after our last breakfast at Lady Gordon's Home Stay, it was another tuk tuk ride to the bus station. We pulled up and our chariot to Dambulla Posted by pjburke in It's the Journey....not the Destination | Apr 26, 2017
  • Day 14, 15 and 16 - Kandy20 April 2017 Arriving in Kandy, we see that it is a good sized city. Our driver called for directions and as we rounded the corner, Nayana (the owner of Lady Gordon's Home Stay) was waiting at the top of Posted by pjburke in It's the Journey....not the Destination | Apr 26, 2017
  • Day 13 - Nuwara Eliya[center]19 April 2017 - Nuwara Eliya[/center] [center]Just remember when life gives you lemons...make lemonade. [/center] Our last breakfast with Chaminda was, again, excellent and with good byes, we're headed down the hill for the 09 Posted by pjburke in It's the Journey....not the Destination | Apr 23, 2017
  • Day 10, 11 and 12 - Ella===16 April 2017=== We left Tissa and Shiraz (the manager at Ainur Lanka) arranged for a driver to take us to Ella. Train travel from here isn't practical (more like non existent) and with the holiday, neither is the bus. Posted by pjburke in It's the Journey....not the Destination | Apr 23, 2017
  • Day 8 and 9 - Off to Tissa and Yala National Park===14 April 2017=== Happy New Year!!!! My first wake up call this morning was about 0330, to the sound of CHOP......CHOP....CHOP. Is someone chopping wood or fish - no clue. I drift back to sleep. And then about Posted by pjburke in It's the Journey....not the Destination | Apr 20, 2017
  • Day 7 - Galle===13 April 2017=== Off to Galle [i]Galle is one of the largest and oldest cities on the southern coast of Sri Lanka. One of the highlights is the Galle Fort (aka Dutch Fort) was built by the Portugese back in the mid Posted by pjburke in It's the Journey....not the Destination | Apr 17, 2017
  • Day 6 - Mirissa===12 April 2017=== Up early...again...this time for whale watching. Sujani makes sure that we're up at 0530 so that we're ready by 0600. It's a short walk through the fish market to the outer edge of the marina area Posted by pjburke in It's the Journey....not the Destination | Apr 17, 2017
  • Day 5 - checking out Mirissa===11 April 2017=== Slept really well. The bed is very comfortable. I had read some comments on one of the websites, that indicated that there was a lot of road noise at this guesthouse. Yes, there is noise...but Posted by pjburke in It's the Journey....not the Destination | Apr 17, 2017
  • Day 4 and we're on the road...or rather on the train10 April 2017 It's time to leave our little resort...but we'll be back. We'll be spending our last night in Sri Lanka here on the 28th. Our train doesn't leave until 235pm so we don't have to rush off. We Posted by pjburke in It's the Journey....not the Destination | Apr 15, 2017
  • SL - Day 309 April 2017 As I mentioned before...it's warm here. No HOT!!! I have to say we've been places that are warm - this is like no other. But it is so beautiful and interesting that we're loving it. Posted by pjburke in It's the Journey....not the Destination | Apr 12, 2017
  • SL Day 2==08 April 2015== ===Off to Colombo=== We had a "great" night sleep. Breakfast today had to be one of my favorites.....a Sri Lankan speciality - String Hoppers served with Curry, shaved coconut and "something else". Homemade noodles with Posted by pjburke in It's the Journey....not the Destination | Apr 12, 2017
  • Sri Lanka - Day 107 -10 April 2017 Negombo - Day 1 I'm really hating these early morning flights....BUT it is the start of brand new adventure - Sri Lanka. We woke up about 0215 for 0500 flight. Surprisingly, Bangkok does sleep - at Posted by pjburke in It's the Journey....not the Destination | Apr 10, 2017
  • Colombo - Galle Face GreenThe Galle Face Hotel is probably Colombo's most famous hotel. It was originally just a house built by the Dutch, but four Brits opened it as a hotel in 1864 - the year the railway line behind it opened for Posted by NZBarry in Barry Travels the World | Apr 2, 2017
  • 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
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