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Sri Lankan Serendipity – Experience Travel Group Blog – Sri Lanka Travel Article

Sri Lankan Serendipity – Experience Travel Group Blog Of course we had to see the elephants at Udawalawe, climb Sigirya (my favourite place on Earth), visit the temples in the Cultural triangle, and seek out all the little experiences we could along the way. Riding on trains, staying on a tea plantation and waking early to go for runs through nearby paddy fields was a lovely thing to do while staying in Kandalama. The rest of the time we skipped…

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Moving On From Queensway – Experience Travel Group Blog – Sri Lanka Travel Article

Moving On From Queensway – Experience Travel Group Blog In the jungle country of central Sri Lanka, the sidewalk emphatically ends. Silverstein’s song is an anthem for a land where time works entirely differently to – take your pick – the West. India. South Africa. Barbados. Even Indonesia. But we were there by accident; two holiday makers, having picked up an abandoned estate in a moment of thoughtless shopping, not remembering that we could not take it back to London…

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Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle For All The Family – Sri Lanka Travel Article

Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle For All The Family Jewels are of course one of the island’s lifebloods, with a phenomenal array of precious and semi-precious stones mined around Kandy. Understanding the process of extracting these glimmering treasures was eye-opening, as we visited a gem shop revealing the surprisingly elementary process of large bamboo ladders being lowered into a muddy hole, a detailed sifting process being undertaken and wicker baskets of promising mud hauled up and then examined for tell-tale shimmering…

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Expectations vs. Reality: My family’s first time in Sri Lanka – Sri Lanka Travel Article

Expectations vs. Reality: My family’s first time in Sri Lanka From the off, Sri Lanka seemed just as wonderful as my colleagues had promised. We were met at the airport by Saman, our friendly, sunny and ever-smiling guide, who scooped us up, into the car (and the welcome a/c) and onto the hotel. Out of the window, we marvelled at the bustling towns – a riot of people, animals and tropical flora and fauna. My children were particularly stunned by…

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