Category Archives: Sri Lanka

Farewell to Sri Lanka

Thursday/Friday 04/05 April 2013- Colombo. Again I was in no real rush this morning, all I have to do is make it the few kilometres to the train station in Galle for the 1:15pm train to Colombo. I wasn’t planning … Continue reading

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A couple of dives in Sri Lanka

Wednesday 03 April – Unawatuna. I was up at the crack of dawn this morning, by 7:00 anyway and was down in the restaurant before they started serving breakfast at 7:30! I wanted to make sure I had a reasonable … Continue reading

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Galle Fort

Tuesday 02 April 2013 – Unawatuna. I was in no rush to do anything much today so I mooched in bed till 8:30. I had been trying to avoid using the air con all night but the room is so … Continue reading

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Paradise Lost.

Monday 01 April 2013 – Unawatuna. I had another one of those terrible sleepless nights with the inevitable dropping off into a doze around 6:00 and getting an hour of sleep before waking and getting up ready to leave Tangalle. … Continue reading

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The last Buddhist temple visit for a while, I guess.

Sunday 31 March 2012 – Tangalle. Another month gone, this year is disappearing so quickly! I was awake way far too early for comfort, 4:30 or so, so I was up and ready for breakfast when the restaurant opened at … Continue reading

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Beaches.

Saturday 30 March 2013 – Tangalle. Now that I am in Tangalle and on my own I pretty much intended on doing not much at all. I am looking forward to some time on my own – just chilling. I … Continue reading

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A game drive in Yala National Park.

Friday 29 March 2013 – Tangalla. It is hard to believe it is Easter Friday again, another year gone. Sri Lanka is a secular Buddhist nation so there is no mass celebration of Easter here and life continues as normal. … Continue reading

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To Tissa

Thursday 28 March 2013 – Tissamaharama. I was awake ridiculously early considering we were aiming for the 9:15 bus to our next destination which  is about four hours away – Tissamaharama, or Tissa for short. As the coffee and pancakes had … Continue reading

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Meet the greedy little bastard who almost ruined my day.

Wednesday 27 March 2013 – Ella. Benne and I were out the door for breakfast at a reasonable time and went to a small place just up the road from the guest house that had been recommended by some other travellers. … Continue reading

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A train ride through the hill country.

Tuesday 26 March 2013 – Ella. I was up and packed so early I had to time to break one of my cardinal travel rules and drank a couple of coffees before a long journey; but hey it was 7:30 … Continue reading

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