Posts Tagged ‘Sri Lanka’

7 Days in Sri Lanka Day 6 – Ella

7 Days in Sri Lanka Day 6 – Ella

I awoke early to go for a morning bird-watching walk with the amiable Keith around the camp.  The electric elephant fence that ringed the camp had been partly destroyed in the night, and we could see elephant tracks and sloth bear tracks….and leopard tracks, fresh ones.   To think just a minute’s walk from our […]

7 Days in Sri Lanka Day 5 – Yala National Park

7 Days in Sri Lanka Day 5 – Yala National Park

Glamping was a first for both of us.  Coming back from an incredible safari, which included a lucky sighting of the elusive leopard at a watering hole, we were welcomed with the scene of a ring of candles around a single dining table, another smaller table full of wine and spirits, smartly dressed waiters….and we […]

7 Days in Sri Lanka Day 4 – Mirissa

7 Days in Sri Lanka Day 4 – Mirissa

The southern coastal road from Unawatuna to Mirissa throws up spectacular scenes of village life, gorgeous beaches untouched by tourism, and fleeting glimpses of the iconic ‘stilt’ fishermen, who sit on sticks out in the water and fish, although the majority are now doing it to take advantage of tourism (they charge for photographs). We […]

7 Days in Sri Lanka Day 3 – Unawatuna and Galle

7 Days in Sri Lanka Day 3 – Unawatuna and Galle

Today we walked the sands of Unawatuna, released a baby turtle at the Turtle Sanctuary and Hatchery, and wandered the historic, atmospheric streets of Galle, a Unesco World Heritage town. Though we woke late, we made it the simple breakfast at the Gloria Grand.  We sat on the terrace, watching life on the quiet streets […]

7 Days in Sri Lanka Day 2 – Unawatuna

7 Days in Sri Lanka Day 2 – Unawatuna

May Day.  We awoke to a gloriously sunny day, and went down for a decadent breakfast with a wonderful sea view, and of course the view of the crow-shooter striding purposefully up and down the lawn with his catapult.  He fired a few times, but he still never hit anything.  A crow flew in to […]

7 days in Sri Lanka Day 1 – Colombo

7 days in Sri Lanka Day 1 – Colombo

It takes three hours and 15 minutes to get to Colombo from Singapore with Emirates, and the flight arrives at 2am.  After walking off the plane and towards immigration, one of the first things you see is a little kiosk selling sugary nescafe for a dollar – just the pick-up one needs before hitting the […]

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