Tag: Sri Lanka

Galle Face Green

Sri Lanka Travel Guide – Colombo, Galle, and the South Coast

Sri Lanka, a “tear drop” shaped island nation in the Indian Ocean has started to find its way into the mainstream tourist map for the last few years. Since the civil war ended in 2009, the country has been recovering, healing, and modernizing. Dubbed an “India-Light” and free of malaria since 2016, Sri Lanka is…
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May 9, 2018 4
Swimming by the mosque at Lighthouse Beach in Galle Fort

Galle Sri Lanka in 4 Days – Where to Stay, Where to Eat, and Things to Do

Galle is about 130 kms south of Colombo on Sri Lanka’s southwest coast and we travelled here by train for the last 4 days of our trip to relax and explore this coastal area. In this post, we’ll tell you where we stayed, where we ate, how we spent our days, and how we got…
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December 28, 2017 2
Sunset at the beach by the Jetwing Lighthouse in Galle

Beach Guide: Sri Lanka South Coast

Sri Lanka is a beach lover’s paradise and during our stay on the South Coast, we explored 6 of them from our homebase in Fort Galle. Compared to other beach destinations in South East Asia, the beaches here haven’t been over commercialized by development…yet. It is still possible to feel like a castaway on some…
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December 26, 2017 0
Yard at the Galle Face Hotel

Our Trip to Sri Lanka: 24 Hours in Colombo

Sri Lanka, a “tear drop” shaped island nation in the Indian Ocean has started to find its way into the mainstream tourist map for the last few years. Since the civil war ended in 2009, the country has been recovering, healing, and modernizing. Dubbed an “India-Light” and free of malaria since 2016, Sri Lanka is…
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December 26, 2017 1
View from the train during a stop

How to Travel by Train in Sri Lanka – Colombo to Galle

Haunting, is one way to describe the opening scene of No Reservations Sri Lanka in which Anthony Bourdain’s ominous monologue is set against an auspicious backdrop focused on his train journey as colorful images of life in Sri Lanka are interjected. Fast-forward to almost 10 years later and we’re back home, writing this blog post after taking…
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December 25, 2017 0
Water in My Grave book

Books to Read Before Going to Sri Lanka

Reading literature from the country you are going to visit is a good starting point to immerse yourself into the culture and can even help you to plan other aspects of your trip. Since we knew little about Sri Lanka, we found a few books to read other than the usual travel guides. Here are…
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October 3, 2017 1