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  • MirissaBus again, with change at Matala, for the journey from Tangalla to Mirissa, taking about 2 hours. Quite a pleasant guest house well located just off the main road in the centre of the village (booked in advance on the Posted by Lindseyalan73 in AandL's World travels | Mar 29, 2015
  • GalleJust an hour along the coast (with a few glimpses of stilt fishermen) by bus from the Mirissa to Galle bus station and then auto rickshaw to Galle Fort and our guest house. The Fort area Posted by Lindseyalan73 in AandL's World travels | Apr 2, 2015
  • ColomboWe took the air con minibus from Galle for the journey up the coast to Colombo. It took three and a half hours for the 125k trip hugging the coast, with a long struggle at the end through the Posted by Lindseyalan73 in AandL's World travels | Apr 4, 2015
  • Negombo stopover0745 flight to Trivandrum, India the following morning - so decided to stay again in Negombo close to the airport. It was less than an hour from the Colombo bus station by air con minibus. Very pleasant guest house Posted by Lindseyalan73 in AandL's World travels | Apr 5, 2015
  • EllaKandy to Ella by train The train journey from Kandy to Ella - up into and through the hill country, through lush green tea plantations and beautiful countryside, with spectacular views practically all the way - is a brilliant one Posted by Lindseyalan73 in AandL's World travels | Mar 20, 2015
  • Tissa and environs including YALA NATIONAL PARKA relatively straightforward bus journey (plus auto rickshaws at each end) got us to our next stop (Tissamaharama - Tissa for short) in around 3 hours. Tissa itself is of no particular interest but it is the town from which Posted by Lindseyalan73 in AandL's World travels | Mar 24, 2015
  • TangallaThe usual combination tuk tuks and bus got us from Tissa to the guest house we had reserved just to the west of Tengalla. We were across the road from an okay beach but it was mucb too dangerous Posted by Lindseyalan73 in AandL's World travels | Mar 27, 2015
  • Negombo - stopover ...Picked up at 0700 by our regular auto rickshaw driver, it was just a short drive from town to Trivandrum airport. Just one problem - the flight was delayed 2 hours (leaving at 1145 instead 0945). Originally, we envisaged trying to Posted by Lindseyalan73 in AandL's World travels | Mar 10, 2015
  • Sigiraya and the Cultural TriangleIt took around seven hours (three buses and two auto rickhaws) to do the 150 km from Negombo to our guest house in the countryside near Sigiriya in the heart of the "Cultural Triangle" - the area in the north/centre Posted by Lindseyalan73 in AandL's World travels | Mar 13, 2015
  • KandyGot a lift into Dambulla from our guest house with our Dutch friends and caught a bus straight away for the two and a half hour journey to Kandy. Pretty, lush scenery. The auto rickshaw driver at Kandy Posted by Lindseyalan73 in AandL's World travels | Mar 18, 2015
  • Week 7 (Week 2 in Sri Lanka)Not as much to report from this week. My project in Sri Lanka was temple painting so that’s what we did all week. We painted a Buddhist temple near where we were staying. There are some young Buddhist monks who Posted by Ilana'sGapYear in Ilana's Gap Year | Aug 8, 2018
  • Weekend 1 in Sri LankaFriday night The goal for the weekend was to climb Adam’s Peak, a mountain several hours south of Kandy. It’s good for doing sunrise hikes so Friday night we traveled there and stayed in a hotel near the base of Posted by Ilana'sGapYear in Ilana's Gap Year | Aug 3, 2018
  • Week 6 - Orientation Week in Sri LankaLast week I did an orientation week in Sri Lanka. I wanted to write briefly about the country and how it compares to Malaysia. The main languages spoken here are Singhala and Tamil. Both seem extremely complicated and I can’t Posted by Ilana'sGapYear in Ilana's Gap Year | Aug 3, 2018
  • Travel Itinerary UpdateI had an amazing 5 weeks in Malaysia and my trip is far from over. It wasn’t exactly planned but I’m adding a few more countries onto this trip! Right now, I’m in Sri Lanka. I’m about a week behind in Posted by Ilana'sGapYear in Ilana's Gap Year | Jul 30, 2018
  • Exploring Galle FortAfter a final breakfast at our specially decorated table we had a final morning by the pool as we had been given a late checkout. We had arranged a driver with TaxiGo and our driver Lahira turned up on Posted by RoyandIngrid in Carry On Travelling... | Jun 11, 2018
  • Relaxing at WeligamaWe spent our last few days in Weligama enjoying the sun, pools and beach. One morning we decided to walk up the beach towards Mirissa where all the fishing boats were pulled up on to the beach and where fishing Posted by RoyandIngrid in Carry On Travelling... | Jun 11, 2018
  • Weligama, Waves and WhalesWe had booked a taxi for 10.00 and the driver arrived just a few minutes late to take us to our next destination, Weligama about 90 minutes along the coast. It was quite a slow journey with all the slow Posted by RoyandIngrid in Carry On Travelling... | May 23, 2018
  • PHOTOS: For all the tea in Sri Lanka [img=https://photos.travellerspoint.com/936576/5550_11661315914863.jpg thumb=https://photos.travellersp Posted by alexchan in 2003 Sri Lanka & Iran | May 5, 2003
  • EMAIL: Ayubovan from Sri Lanka Hi everyone We're writing from the tea-growing hill country of Nuwara Eliya [Nuwara-Eliya-travel-guide-1311011] in Sri Lanka. So far we've passed through Singapore uneventfully and taken in some of the historical attractions of Sri Lanka. As there are Posted by alexchan in 2003 Sri Lanka & Iran | May 6, 2003
  • PHOTOS: Comfort stop [img=https://photos.travellerspoint.com/936576/5550_11661316173225.jpg thumb=https://photos.travellersp Posted by alexchan in 2003 Sri Lanka & Iran | May 6, 2003
  • PHOTOS: The historic North-Central region [img=https://photos.travellerspoint.com/936576/5550_11661315012308.jpg thumb=https://photos.travellersp Posted by alexchan in 2003 Sri Lanka & Iran | May 2, 2003
  • PHOTOS: Home of Buddha's tooth [img=https://photos.travellerspoint.com/936576/5550_11661315793469.jpg thumb=https://photos.travellersp Posted by alexchan in 2003 Sri Lanka & Iran | May 4, 2003
  • Sunday at Mt Lavinia Beach I arrived mid-morning and after clearing the immigration queue from hell, I took a taxi to Mt Lavinia where my hotel was located. The ride was expensive but I couldn't handle the heat and humidity (let alone triple the travelling Posted by alexchan in 2010 Colombo, Lebanon, Syria & Aceh | Jul 17, 2010
  • Down by the seaWaiting for the train at Colombo Fort station. Sri Lanka Again Today I'm off on my second visit to Sri Lanka. There are a few reasons for my visit: 1. Even though I've travelle Posted by alexchan in 2010 Colombo, Lebanon, Syria & Aceh | Jun 28, 2010
  • At Galle Fort and being spikedThe Galle Fort wall. This morning I took the bus down to Galle [Galle-travel-guide-584422] (pronounced “Gawl”) which is less than half hour away. Things are very cheap here ... t Posted by alexchan in 2010 Colombo, Lebanon, Syria & Aceh | Jun 29, 2010
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