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Why I Hate Taxi Drivers Around the World

April 3, 201318 Comments

Now hate may be a strong word, but in this case I think the choice of verb is perfectly acceptable and its how I feel, I have had enough of them.  After travelling for well over a year across Australasia, Asia and now into Eastern Europe I cannot think of a single group of traders […]

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Getting to Mirissa from Ella

March 31, 20133 Comments

We had enjoyed the cool air and mountain views of Ella, but it was now time to get back to sea level and hopefully a bit of sun. Ella is in the centre of Sri Lanka high in the mountains and the journey down to the coast was going to take around five to six hours […]

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Visiting Galle in a Day

March 28, 20133 Comments

Visiting Galle in a day by bus from Mirissa (or Columbo) If you get fed up Mirissa beach (who would) or want a change of scenery there is plenty to occupy you within an hours bus ride of Mirissa.   We had mistakenly sunbathed sans protection the day before as the sky was filled with […]

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Sri Lanka: Mirissa Whale Watching

March 25, 20137 Comments

One of the main reasons to visit south Sri Lanka is for the Mirissa whale watching. Every guest house and shop on the main road will be able to sell you a boat tour, but it pays to shop around as whale watching experiences vary in price.  We found most wanted to charge 3000 -4000 LKR […]

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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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