Category Archives: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka, Galle, 29 Sep 2012

Last day in Sri Lanka, drove from Galle to the Colombo Airport stopping at the Galle Fort and a Turtle Hatchery. At the Hatchery they collect eggs from the beach before they get stolen, rebury them in the hatchery, wait … Continue reading

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Sri Lanka, Tissamaharama and Galle, 27-28 Sep 2012

Descended from Nuwara Eliya 2000m to sea level at Tissamaharama in the south east where you have the famous Yala National Park. From lush green mountains to a dry flat landscape by the ocean. Went on a Yala Park Safari … Continue reading

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Sri Lanka, Nuwara Eliya, 26 Sep 2012

First stop was the Kandy Botanical Garden, very nice, well maintained then back on the winding road, average speed 30kph to Nuwara Eliya climbing all the way to 2000m. Stopped at a Tea Factory on the way, very interesting process, … Continue reading

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Sri Lanka, Kandy, 25 Sep 2012

Left Anuradhapura and headed for Sigiriya which has a Temple on this huge rock, I did not climb the 3 million stairs in the 40c heat, took a few pics and off to Dambulla which surprise, surprise also has a … Continue reading

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Sri Lanka, Elephant Orphanage and Anuradhapura, 24 Sep 2012

I hired a car and driver for a 6 day tour of some of the sites of Sri Lanka, cost Rs.5,500 ($42) per day including 100km, Rs.45 ($0.35) per extra km. Hotels are around $50 a day¬†and the driver gets … Continue reading

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Sri Lanka, Colombo, 18-23 Sep 2012

I arrived in Colombo from Chennai, India. Spicejet had overbooked and we were told we had to wait 4-5 hours so I cancelled my ticket and got on the next flight with Jet Airways about an hour later. I won’t … Continue reading

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