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A train that never reached #Colombo


I was glad to leave Mannar Island’s parched landscape and slump in a waiting train until everyone cleared customs. This was in a new country; a country I knew since childhood as Ceylon when I wrote to a pen friend in Colombo.  86 more words

Atamasthana (Eight Sacred Places in Sri Lanka)

Atamastana (Eight sacred places) are several different places in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, the Lord Buddha visited during his three visits. Those are,

  1. Jaya Sri Maha Bodhiya…
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Abhayagiri Dagoba

Anuradhapura - The Ancient City (the Day of Dagobas)

Today we bid farewell to our hilariously ‘grumpy-but-with-a-smirk’ Italian host, Luca, and travelled West to the Ancient City of Anuradhapura. Out driver mentioned that some of the roads were ‘a little bit broken’ and he wasn’t kidding. 306 more words


Hambantota affected by drought

Over one million people in Sri Lanka have been severely affected by a prolonged drought prevailing in 14 districts of the island, a top government official said on Monday. 18 more words

Sri Lanka day two

As you will have seen from the previous entry, our first day in Sri Lanka was eventful to say the least. It would take a lot to live up to the spectacle that was the days events, and surprisingly enough it did. 691 more words

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Sri Lanka! Day one

Another blog, another tale of travel wonders and woes. This time I’m travelling with my family to the beautiful Island of Sri Lanka off the coast of India, and if the first few hours are anything to go by, it is most certainly going to be a trip to remember. 724 more words

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