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Backpacking in Sri Lanka: 23 Cool Things I Noticed When Touring Galle Fort

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I take notions and it’s been a while since I wrote anything about backpacking in Sri Lanka, so here goes! Galle Fort sits old, worn, pretty and significant on the south west coast of Sri Lanka. In the city of …

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Kandy, Sri Lanka: Such A Joy To Me

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You’ll forgive me for a personal and long awaited random blog post, I hope. Kandy is a city in Sri Lanka. Its the second biggest one in the country none the less and I headed there on my tour of …

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10 Places I LOVE Which Aren’t Even In The Lonely Planet!

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I use the Lonely Planet Guide Booksquite a lot when I travel and I like them. Usually they are correct, mostly they are useful but sometimes they are horrendously wrong and ill-informed. As soon as they go to press they …

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Visiting and Climbing Sigiriya Lion Rock, Sri Lanka

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A trip to the fantastic Sigiriya Lion Rock in Sri Lanka is something you should do if you happen to be in the central part of the country. We had stayed in Dambulla the previous night and done the sightseeing …

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Thirsty Thursdays: Beers at Sunset at Galle Face Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka

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Today’s Thirsty Thursdays includes a fantastic sunset and a posh hotel. A bit abnormal for me to splash out or even visit a four star hotel, but this was a hot tip for any visit to Colombo, Sri Lanka’s capital. …

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Hiking to Adam’s Peak, Sri Pada, Hill Country, Sri Lanka

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Hiking to Adam’s Peak (otherwise known as Sri Pada) in Sri Lanka will always be remembered by me. It was a night time hike, climbing up endless stairs which get steeper as you near the top of this sacred mountain …

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Sightseeing in Dambulla, Sri Lanka

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The Sri Lankan town of Dambulla is small yet offers some decent tourist options. The biggest tourist pull in this area is undoubtedly Sigirya, other wise known as Lion Rock. But Sigiriya is outside the town of Dambulla and merits …

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Watching an Elephant Parade in Pinnewala, Sri Lanka

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I’m not sure if I’ve uncovered an unknown travel gem here or am just stating the obvious…but in the town Pinnewala, Sri Lanka at around 12 noon every day you can see a FREE elephant parade. Elephants march nonchalantly along …

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