Sri Lanka Unawatuna

Unawatuna is a major tourist attraction in Sri Lanka and famous for its beautiful beach and corals. It is quite an expensive place. As usual Mr.H exercised his level best to stick with our regular budget, but couldn’t find any.. Finally we settled with a beach facing resort for double …

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Sri Lanka – Galle fort

Galle Lighthouse – This is Sri Lanka’s oldest light station, dating back to 1848, but the original lighthouse built by the British is located about 100 metres (330 ft) from the current site; however, it was destroyed by fire in 1934. The existing 26.5-metre-high (87 ft) lighthouse was erected here …

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Sri Lanka Udawalawe National Park

As we still had two more things left in our travel itinerary which were elephants and beach, we reached Udawalawe National Park. We reached there late in the night and didn’t have many options in terms of hotels. We settled with the one that caught our eyes first which was …

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Sri Lanka Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya is a city in the hill country of the Central Province, Sri Lanka. Its name means “city on the plain (table land)” or “city of light”. Nuwara Eliya is known for its temperate, cool climate — the coolest area in Sri Lanka. 1,431 total views, no views today Tweet

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Sri Lanka – Kandy

Waking up early the next morning, (Day-2) we got ready and the moment, we stepped out, the view of Kandy Lake was quite mesmerizing. Kandy Lake, also known as Kiri Muhuda or the Sea of Milk, is an artificial lake in the heart of the hill city of Kandy, Sri Lanka, …

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Sri Lanka – Sigiriya Fort

Our first destination of this international trip was the Sigiriya Fort which is located in the central Matale District near the town of Dambulla in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. Sigiriya (meaning Lion Rock in Sinhalese), an ancient rock fortress, is a UNESCO listed World Heritage site. The name refers …

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Sri Lanka – The Departure

The D- Day finally dawned! The flight time was 3 am the following morning, the excitement of course started a day in advance. Frequent con-calls flew between us to discuss how many sets of clothing we’d need, the type, as Mr. G the beach boy mentioned that entry to casino …

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Sri Lanka – The planning

My passport done, I wondered what next? Keeping in mind the strange look given by the passport officer at the Stage 2 during renewal, I promised myself that I would have the stamping’s of at least 10 different countries before my next renewal! 1,575 total views, no views today Tweet

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Passport renewal!

It’s all started over a casual conversation with a friend about how to renew one’s passport. Whatever he said about the process sounded strange to me as I recollected the difficulties I faced to get one way-back in 2007. Unable to believe, I checked online for the new procedures as …

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