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Sightseeing by Scooter in Ella

March 22, 20133 Comments

After our memorable train journey we got down to business in Ella and went in search of somewhere to stay and plan our Ella sightseeing itinerary.  Like most of the smaller places here in Sri Lanka there is absolutely no sense in booking ahead unless you are staying in one of the more expensive luxury […]

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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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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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