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Spugsy Nov 30th 2009 10:51 am

Sri Lanka
 
It's my last day at work today, got a few things on the go but decided rather than to hang around and spend loads of money at christmas and cabs and all that shit I'm going to go on holiday :)

So off to Sri Lanka in a few weeks for 16 days,

Going to Galle and also Columbo,

I've never been so can anyone recommend places to go, things to see, what I should definately do when I'm over there?

Cheers all....

Meow Nov 30th 2009 11:00 am

Re: Sri Lanka
 
Bear in mind that the infrastructure isn't great so it takes way longer than you think to get anywhere. It's a days drive from Columbo to Galle.

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and surrounding area is great. Mind you I was there about 8 years ago.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinnawe...hant_Orphanage

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Spugsy Nov 30th 2009 11:26 am

Re: Sri Lanka
 

Originally Posted by Meow (Post 8135225)
Bear in mind that the infrastructure isn't great so it takes way longer than you think to get anywhere. It's a days drive from Columbo to Galle.

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and surrounding area is great. Mind you I was there about 8 years ago.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinnawe...hant_Orphanage

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aye I love the thought of seeing the elephants roaming around, really can;t wait to get out there and see all the greenery....

commander Nov 30th 2009 11:33 am

Re: Sri Lanka
 
16 days of shitting through the eye of a needle...bliss:D

enjoy

Meow Nov 30th 2009 11:46 am

Re: Sri Lanka
 

Originally Posted by Spugsy (Post 8135297)
aye I love the thought of seeing the elephants roaming around, really can;t wait to get out there and see all the greenery....

It's a beautiful country. In early December you can expect some heavy rain in many areas, but the thunderstorms can be spectacular.

http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/2803/pinnawala.jpg


Ignore commander's comment; the food was great and in two weeks I wasn't ill once. Seems his default setting these days is negative twat

Blue Cat Nov 30th 2009 12:01 pm

Re: Sri Lanka
 

Originally Posted by Spugsy (Post 8135192)
It's my last day at work today, got a few things on the go but decided rather than to hang around and spend loads of money at christmas and cabs and all that shit I'm going to go on holiday :)

So off to Sri Lanka in a few weeks for 16 days,

Going to Galle and also Columbo,

I've never been so can anyone recommend places to go, things to see, what I should definately do when I'm over there?

Cheers all....

are you going to be away over Christmas :o

Spugsy Nov 30th 2009 12:11 pm

Re: Sri Lanka
 

Originally Posted by Blue Cat (Post 8135398)
are you going to be away over Christmas :o

Sure fûcking am, I TOLD you all I didn't want to be here for Christmas.

Leave 17th Dec and back Jan 2nd, so away Christmas and NYE, can't wait like...already loading up the iPod and buying books.

Blue Cat Nov 30th 2009 12:16 pm

Re: Sri Lanka
 

Originally Posted by Spugsy (Post 8135419)
Sure fûcking am, I TOLD you all I didn't want to be here for Christmas.

Leave 17th Dec and back Jan 2nd, so away Christmas and NYE, can't wait like...already loading up the iPod and buying books.

I know but I will miss you both :wub:

lionheart Nov 30th 2009 12:21 pm

Re: Sri Lanka
 

Originally Posted by Blue Cat (Post 8135430)
I know but I will miss you both :wub:

We have just booked Xmas Day Lunch and New Years Eve Dinner/Disco at the Irish Village. Hurry folks before they sell out, like last year.

rowell Nov 30th 2009 12:23 pm

Re: Sri Lanka
 

Originally Posted by lionheart (Post 8135441)
We have just booked Xmas Day Lunch and New Years Eve Dinner/Disco at the Irish Village. Hurry folks before they sell out, like last year.

New Years Eve Dinner? You get someone to mind the kids on NYE? Take it last year was good

Blue Cat Nov 30th 2009 1:26 pm

Re: Sri Lanka
 

Originally Posted by lionheart (Post 8135441)
We have just booked Xmas Day Lunch and New Years Eve Dinner/Disco at the Irish Village. Hurry folks before they sell out, like last year.

they are doing a family day Christmas Brunch at the Lakes Club for 150 a head, I think we will just stay home this year though :)

elfman Nov 30th 2009 1:39 pm

Re: Sri Lanka
 

Originally Posted by Spugsy (Post 8135192)
It's my last day at work today, got a few things on the go but decided rather than to hang around and spend loads of money at christmas and cabs and all that shit I'm going to go on holiday :)

So off to Sri Lanka in a few weeks for 16 days,

Going to Galle and also Columbo,

I've never been so can anyone recommend places to go, things to see, what I should definately do when I'm over there?

Cheers all....

if you can make it to here (we hired a driver from our hotel just north of Colombo) then go - it's truly spectacular:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigiriya

commander Nov 30th 2009 3:29 pm

Re: Sri Lanka
 

Originally Posted by Meow (Post 8135369)
It's a beautiful country. In early December you can expect some heavy rain in many areas, but the thunderstorms can be spectacular.

http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/2803/pinnawala.jpg


Ignore commander's comment; the food was great and in two weeks I wasn't ill once. Seems his default setting these days is negative twat

well if you never got food poisoning, it doesnt exist. My wife has been there more times than you and i have had hot dinners id wager, and many a time she has been ill with delhi belly, or should i say colombo craps.

but apologies for sharing that..enjoy.

chaman Nov 30th 2009 4:15 pm

Re: Sri Lanka
 

Originally Posted by Spugsy (Post 8135192)
It's my last day at work today, got a few things on the go but decided rather than to hang around and spend loads of money at christmas and cabs and all that shit I'm going to go on holiday :)

So off to Sri Lanka in a few weeks for 16 days,

Going to Galle and also Columbo,

I've never been so can anyone recommend places to go, things to see, what I should definately do when I'm over there?

Cheers all....

some nice hotels, where you can enjoy nature.........

http://www.rainforestedge.com/
http://www.heritancehotels.com/kandalama/
http://www.elephantcorridor.com/
http://www.bouldergarden.com/

NorthernLad Nov 30th 2009 7:09 pm

Re: Sri Lanka
 

Originally Posted by Spugsy (Post 8135192)
It's my last day at work today, got a few things on the go but decided rather than to hang around and spend loads of money at christmas and cabs and all that shit I'm going to go on holiday :)

So off to Sri Lanka in a few weeks for 16 days,

Going to Galle and also Columbo,

I've never been so can anyone recommend places to go, things to see, what I should definately do when I'm over there?

Cheers all....

We were at a wedding in September in Galle, stayed at the fortress, nice hotel. There are some good beach bars not far from there, think one was called Crazy Banana. Has the stag night there, 10 of us got wasted for about 15 quid each (included food). Go for the beach bars, basic but more atmosphere than the hotels.
The fort in Galle was shite.


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