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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....
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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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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....
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16 days of shitting through the eye of a needle...bliss

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




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
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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
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are you going to be away over Christmas
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.
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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
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I know but I will miss you both
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.
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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/
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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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