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Things to See and Do in Polonnaruwa

March 10, 20133 Comments

We nearly missed the sights of Polonnaruwa, off our tour of Sri Lanka, after the disappointing trip to Anaradhapura we’d done a few days earlier.  We are so glad we didn’t, this place is awash with history and wonderful relics, making it another worthy UNESCO listing. Polonnaruwa Sights by Bus from Dambulla No tuk tuk for our trip […]

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Dambulla Caves and Sigiriya

March 7, 20132 Comments

After the disappointment of  Anuradhapura we headed for the next leg in our Sri Lankan cultural triangle tour heading to see  Dambulla Caves and Sigiriya and hoped for a more inspiring visit, before our planned trip to Kandy. Getting the Bus from Anuradhapura to Dambulla You need to get to the old bus station in Anuradhapura […]

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Anuradhapura Sights

March 3, 20132 Comments

Anuradhapura is the ancient capital of Sri Lanka and was the seat of power here between 380BC and 1100BC.  As a result this area and the other points of the cultural triangle, Dambulla, Sigiria and Pollonawura are rich in historical monuments and temples. The town of Anuradhapura is split in two, the new town in […]

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Sri Lanka: Bus from Negombo to Anuradhapura

March 1, 20130 Comments

Getting around Sri Lanka is easy, the island is relatively small, you can hire cars, bikes and rickshaws or make use of the bus and train network.  You may find some of the transport options we considered and researched help with your own Sri Lanka travel planning. Transport Options for Getting Around Sri Lanka We […]

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Sri Lanka: Arriving in Negombo

February 26, 20131 Comment

Where to stay in Sri Lanka when you arrive? Negombo Vs Colombo We decided that rather than spending our first few nights in Colombo amid the madness of a capital city, we would ease into Sri Lanka by staying at the nearby beach town of Negombo.  It is closer to the airport and if you […]

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