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It's one of the last places where you can really enjoy it all: Food, Surf, Hotels, Beaches, Hills, Tea, and the People. Sri Lanka is a MUST see and do!
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Kandy - Jaffna Hwy, Dambulla, Sri Lanka
According to Buddhist legend, after the Buddha attained enlightenment, his feet made an imprint in the stone where he stepped. The footprints of the Buddha (Buddhapada) are highly revered in all Buddhist countries, especially in Sri Lanka and...
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2 Galle Rd, Colombo 0300, Sri Lanka
Now and again, a sunset is more than just a sunset. Such is the case from the Galle Face Hotel in Colombo. One of the most relaxing places on earth to watch the sun go down - so long as there's plenty of malty Lion Stout at hand. The Galle Face...
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Alfred House Rd, Colombo 00300, Sri Lanka
A black-tiled pool marks the entrance to Geoffrey Bawa’s former office, which now houses the chic Gallery Café. All the Bawa hallmarks are on display here: courtyards, terra-cotta roof tiles, pools, verandahs, and secret nooks. 2 Alfred House Rd.,...
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Hospital St, Colombo 00100, Sri Lanka
The recently renovated Dutch Hospital, a colonnaded 17th-century building in the Fort neighborhood, is now a hub for eating and shopping. Ministry of Crab serves fresh crustaceans in peppery sauces. Spa Ceylon sells oils, soaps, and bath gels made...
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Negombo, Sri Lanka
Negombo, Sri Lanka is frequently a visitor's destination for a day either upon entry into the country or upon exit from the country. That is because Negombo is the largest city near the major international airport in nearby Colombo. I too spent my...
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B199, Rambukkana 71100, Sri Lanka
Each day, the 90 elephants living at the Pinnewala Orphanage are led from their feeding grounds to the nearby Maha Oya (Maha River) to bathe. The elephants are split in to two groups so half get to go to the river in the morning and the other half...
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30,, Saranankara Rd, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Freedom Lodge is near the lake, but just up the street and away from the loud road. Beware: at the train station, there are many tuk-tuks willing to take you to a hotel or guesthouse that is (too) close to the action downtown, but Freedom Lodge is...
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Arugam Bay 32500, Sri Lanka
Samantha's Folly in Arugam Bay is a special kind of guesthouse in that it doesn't really consist of a house; instead it has many beds, and many huts, all with access to the sand. We didn't stay here, but I have a feeling my traveling companion...
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Old Courts Building, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Conveniently situated directly behind the famous Temple of the Tooth, and for only 500rps, the International Buddhist Museum is a must see. Unfortunately, there is no photography at the museum, but this allowed me to really absorb the material...
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Kandy - Jaffna Hwy, Dambulla, Sri Lanka
For my first taste of Sri Lanka the small town of Dambulla welcomed me well, showing off its large golden Buddha as I arrived around 4pm, a bit jetlagged and anxious to see something outside of a taxi (we drove directly from the Colombo airport to...
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Porutota Rd, Negombo 11500, Sri Lanka
It's hot everywhere and all the time in Sri Lanka. A wonderful looking beach can be hellish during mid-day because of the unfiltered sun and soaring temperatures. The host at the Freedom Lodge in Kandy suggested that I seek out a nice beach hotel...
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Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka
While in Sri Lanka the tuk-tuk, or three wheeler, is the preferred method of transportation. Sure, there are taxis, but their advertised air conditioning usually fails between certain points of departure and arrival. Plus, taxis cost about the...