Sri Lanka

Dambulla Caves and Sigiriya

Dambulla Caves and Sigiriya

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

Anuradhapura Sights

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

Sri Lanka: Bus from Negombo to Anuradhapura

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
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Sri Lanka: Arriving in Negombo

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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Sri Lanka Backpacking Costs
By February 23, 2013 18 Comments Read More →

Sri Lanka Backpacking Costs

Guide to Backpacking and Travel Around Sri Lanka in 2013 Sri Lanka is becoming an increasingly popular place for tourists seeking a luxury vacation.  However, many like us decide to plan their own trip, as travel around the country is easy and cheap. We think Sri Lanka makes for a very exciting and affordable destination […]