Category Archives: Sri Lanka

Final thoughts on Sri Lanka (or, don’t worry, I have my travel license)

Robert and I spent our last week in Sri Lanka at three beaches: Mirissa, Unawatuna and Bentota. Mirissa was a nice beach, but we had a very strange hotel – it looked a bit like a hovel from the outside … Continue reading

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Leopards in Yala

After our time in Ella, we decided to go to a town called Tissa.  In spite of our own stupidity, we made it there. But I’m pretty sure we were completely punk’d on the way. We had spoken to our … Continue reading

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Kandy and Ella

Robert and I spent three nights in Kandy.  There isn’t a whole lot to do in Kandy.  Most people go to Kandy to visit the Temple of the Tooth, but we just couldn’t motivate to spend money and get dressed … Continue reading

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Elephants!!!!

We made our way to the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage today. Getting there was another adventure involving two local buses and a transfer at a random intersection.  But, I have to say, the people of Sri Lanka are absolutely amazing.  If … Continue reading

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Pedalling around Polonnaruwa

Yesterday, we hopped on yet another bus and made our way to Polonnaruwa, yet another UNESCO world heritage site.  Polonnaruwa is an ancient capital city and the the buildings — now in ruins — were constructed somewhere around the 12th … Continue reading

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The Golden Temple in Dambulla

Yesterday, after slogging up Sigiriya and then filling our faces with food, we decided to squeeze in a trip to the Golden Temple in Dambulla (which is pretty much the only thing to do or see in Dambulla).  We hopped … Continue reading

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Slogging up Sigiriya

After two quiet nights in Negombo, it was time to make our way to Dambulla.  Now it seems that most folks who come to Sri Lanka do things the easy way and hire a car and driver to schlepp them … Continue reading

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