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  • If you like the sand dunes and salty airBandaranaike International Airport Tuesday, 19 February 2019 The reception desk at the Heritance Negombo resort gave me a late checkout of one o'clock after I told them that my flight home didn't leave until after midnight, an offer whi Posted by urbanreverie in Urban Reverie's Travels | Feb 21, 2019
  • A prince for one nightNegombo, Sri Lanka Sunday, 18 February 2019 Call me un-Australian, but I do not like the beach very much. After that admission, I now expect Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton to strip me of my Australian citizenship. But I will say it Posted by urbanreverie in Urban Reverie's Travels | Feb 21, 2019
  • Stupa is as stupa doesAnuradhapura, Sri Lanka Sunday, 17 February 2019 I am a somewhat slovenly and half-hearted collector of coins and banknotes. My collection consists of what is known in the hobby as a "job lot" - a random collection of cheap poorer-quali Posted by urbanreverie in Urban Reverie's Travels | Feb 18, 2019
  • Look on my worksDambulla, Sri Lanka Saturday, 16 February 2019 Kumar, the owner of the Vihangi Guesthouse in Dambulla, had arranged a tuk-tuk and driver for the day for five thousand rupees, and the tuk-tuk arrived at eight in the morning for a long Posted by urbanreverie in Urban Reverie's Travels | Feb 18, 2019
  • BuddhalandDambulla, Sri Lanka Friday, 15 February 2019 Before I left Kandy I decided to send a text message to Sisira, the tuk-tuk driver who rescued me after I got off the train at Katugastota because the platform at Mawilmada was too Posted by urbanreverie in Urban Reverie's Travels | Feb 16, 2019
  • The sacred toothacheKandy, Sri Lanka Thursday, 14 February 2019 I started the day with another tiring, uncomfortable walk down the hill to Katugastota Bridge to catch a bus into town. The sub-arterial road the guest house is located on has some buses but Posted by urbanreverie in Urban Reverie's Travels | Feb 15, 2019
  • Kandy crushKandy, Sri Lanka Wednesday, 13 February 2019 It would be boring if the whole world was perfect. If every place was good, how would you determine if it was good? What would the yardstick be that you could use to measure the Posted by urbanreverie in Urban Reverie's Travels | Feb 14, 2019
  • To the end of the worldNuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka Tuesday, 12 February 2019 My driver arrived fifteen minutes early at a quarter to five in the morning while I was still getting dressed. This surprised me in a country not exactly renowned for its Swiss-style punc Posted by urbanreverie in Urban Reverie's Travels | Feb 12, 2019
  • Tea and sympathyNuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka Monday, 11 February 2019 When I was five years old my aunt gave me a battered old hardcover school atlas, presumably one that she had used at school circa 1970. It immediately became my most jealously treasured Posted by urbanreverie in Urban Reverie's Travels | Feb 12, 2019
  • DesiderataNuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka Sunday, 10 February 2019 Normally when I am angry or frustrated, a good night's sleep will cure what ails me. Not this morning. I awoke at a quarter past eight after a deep seven and a half Posted by urbanreverie in Urban Reverie's Travels | Feb 10, 2019
  • Only mad dogs and EnglishmenNuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka Saturday, 9 February 2019 I take back all those kind words I said about Sri Lanka's street dogs yesterday. After I had finished chilling out and getting my blog up-to-date at the bar down the street from Posted by urbanreverie in Urban Reverie's Travels | Feb 10, 2019
  • The importance of earned successElla, Sri Lanka Friday, 8 February 2019 I set my alarm for a quarter to five; I had planned to spend the morning doing a return trip to the Main Line terminus at Badulla and back over the famous Nine Arch Bridge. Posted by urbanreverie in Urban Reverie's Travels | Feb 8, 2019
  • Up into the hillsElla, Sri Lanka Thursday, 8 February 2019 I awoke shortly after six o'clock, well before I had set my alarm, having had eleven hours of deep sleep. I was not in a hurry so I took my sweet time eating a breakfast Posted by urbanreverie in Urban Reverie's Travels | Feb 8, 2019
  • The Mexican staring frog of southern Sri LankaTissamaharama, Sri Lanka Wednesday, 6 February 2019 I set my alarm for half past three, I got out of bed at ten to four, and after a quick breakfast and change of clothes I was out the door at a quarter past Posted by urbanreverie in Urban Reverie's Travels | Feb 8, 2019
  • The dry-light zoneTissamaharama, Sri Lanka Tuesday, 5 February 2019 I awoke early at seven o'clock because I wanted to reach my next destination, Tissamaharama, by early afternoon so I would have plenty of time to organise a safari tour the next day. I ha Posted by urbanreverie in Urban Reverie's Travels | Feb 5, 2019
  • Namo, namo, namo, namo MathaGalle, Sri Lanka Monday, 4 February 2019 February 4 is Sri Lanka's National Day, also known as Independence Day. It commemorates the anniversary of Ceylon, as the country was then known, becoming a self-governing Dominion within the Brit Posted by urbanreverie in Urban Reverie's Travels | Feb 4, 2019
  • Galle bladderGalle, Sri Lanka Sunday, 3 February 2019 Four days after I arrived in Sri Lanka culture shock, or something like it, has finally set in. It's not like the sudden traumatic shock that I had soon after arriving in South Korea or Posted by urbanreverie in Urban Reverie's Travels | Feb 3, 2019
  • The lotus positionColombo, Sri Lanka Saturday, 2 February 2019 The day began surprisingly with no evidence of a hangover. This is a good sign. Lion is a crisp, pure, refreshing drop, truly the nectar of the gods, and I won't have a bad word Posted by urbanreverie in Urban Reverie's Travels | Feb 2, 2019
  • How I learned to stop worrying and love the tuk-tukColombo, Sri Lanka Friday, 1 February 2019 On previous overseas holidays, I have rushed around from place to place like a madman. On this holiday I intend to slow the pace a few notches on my locomotive throttle. So I spent much Posted by urbanreverie in Urban Reverie's Travels | Feb 2, 2019
  • Holding the FortColombo and Avissawella, Sri Lanka Thursday, 31 January 2019 I awoke at midday after a surprisingly short nine hours' sleep and almost instantly got dressed and started exploring. First, I needed to attend to the practical matter of obta Posted by urbanreverie in Urban Reverie's Travels | Feb 2, 2019
  • SerendipityColombo, Sri Lanka Thursday, 31 September 2019 Singapore Airlines Flight SQ 468 pushed off on time from Gate 50 at Changi Terminal 2. The Airbus A330 was much less comfortable and much more cramped than the A380 I took from Sydney. By Posted by urbanreverie in Urban Reverie's Travels | Feb 1, 2019
  • Kalugala Gerandi Ella WaterfallHeight : 200-240 meters District : Kandy As you travel from Kandy towards Mahiyanganay Posted by Bearfoots in Geradi Ella | Jan 29, 2019
  • Part 38th Nov 2018 We had a later start this morning. When we pulled the curtains back this is the view from our room. [img=https://photos.travellerspoint.com/403506/large_40eebf20-e413-1 Posted by shaneandnicola in Sri Lanka | Nov 10, 2018
  • Part 23rd Nov 2018 Today was the best day so far. When we awoke this morning, we had a lovely view of the cloud in the valley. After breakfast we had a wander around the hotel. [img= Posted by shaneandnicola in Sri Lanka | Nov 8, 2018
  • Part 128th Oct 2018 Today we headed to the airport via Beaus Pet Hotel where we dropped Mika off for her holiday. We checked in at the Cathay Pacific desk as we flew international from Adelaide and went Premium Economy. This time Posted by shaneandnicola in Sri Lanka | Nov 2, 2018
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