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Sri Lanka Unawatuna 

A quick 15 minute tuk tuk journey brought us to Unawatuna the next beach town along the coast. We explored the main beach in the evening which was lined with nice restaurants covered in fairy lights. 136 more words

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Our final stop in Sri Lanka was Bentota a holiday centre on the coast between Galle and Colombo. After two busy weeks exploring the country we were looking forward to a couple of days R&R at the Club Villa hotel, a small boutique hotel promising a good restaurant and a pool in the gardens. 758 more words


Mind over Matara

You have to choose your swimming, or even paddling, spot carefully near the Ibis as the waves are strong, there’s quite an undertow and the area abounds with submerged rocks. 656 more words

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Bundala National Park

Our destination this morning was Tissamaharama (Tissa for short) and it’s a town primarily used as a gateway to Yala National Park. We had heard that there would be plenty of drivers offering tours around Yala to see leopards and even as we were arriving in the town a guy got on the bus and began giving us a fairly hard sell. 729 more words

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Sri Lanka - Sacred Lands

Day 154 – Ella

Prendre un train au Sri Lanka est synonyme de course. C’est ce qu’on a découvert en se rendant à Kandy. Les sièges sur les trains sont une denrée rare et c’est le principe du premier arrivé premier servi. 1,165 more words

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Marakolliya Beach

We were a little sad to be leaving Indu and Komodu’s amazing hospitality and company but we wanted to see a little more of the south coast before we started heading inland. 377 more words

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Swimming in the Monsoon Sea

I’ve been excited to read this one for awhile now. I stumbled across Shyam Selvadurai a couple of years back, when I began my active search for Sri Lankan authors. 431 more words

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