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Sri Lanka Two to Three Week Itinerary

April 5, 201336 Comments

Sri Lanka is set to be one of the up and coming travel destinations over the coming decade now that the civil war and violence are a thing of the past.  Get planning your trip to this special country that for years has been overshadowed by its overbearing neighbour – India. Basics Sri l Lanka […]

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Kandy Elephants and Afternoon Tea

March 14, 20135 Comments

In the last article we posted about our travels around Sri Lanka, we blogged about our decision not to visit the Pinnawalla elephant orphanage   However, we really did want to see some Sri Lankan elephants so set out in search of some around Kandy.  As part of our self-made day tour, we visited a Ceylon […]

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Dambulla to Kandy by Bus

March 12, 20130 Comments

The Bus Journey to Kandy We had to get from Dambulla to Kandy by bus to complete the final peak of our cultural triangle tour, exploring the city and going in search of some Sri Lanka elephants. Kandy lies about 70km south of Dambulla. We hopped on an early morning bus bound for Kandy. The […]

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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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