Posts about Sri Lanka

Leaving Sri Lanka

Monday, 15 March 2010
Batam, Indonesia

On Saturday morning at 06:10 I took the 2nd class train (Rs 220) from Kandy to Colombo. The scenery was very nice on this leg. Mountains and jungle. And several short tunnels. In Colombo, I stayed at the Parisare (again). I didn’t do much all day, just resting. My legs are finally recovered. I took […]

Olde Empire Hotel, Kandy

Friday, 12 March 2010
Kandy, Sri Lanka

I’m now staying at the Olde Empire Hotel in Kandy. This old hotel from 1848 is the first real hotel I’m staying at in Sri Lanka (the others were homestays, more or less), and this hotel is also one of the more pleasant places. It is reasonably maintained, and I simply like the atmosphere, even […]

Bus to Kandy

Friday, 12 March 2010
Kandy, Sri Lanka

It’s getting boring at the east coast, and it’s time to head for Colombo (for my flight to Singapore). The pleasant city Kandy is in between, so what’s more naturally than making a stop here? I got here yesterday, after a 6 hours bus ride from Trincomalee. There were two roadblocks en route, and at […]

Trincomalee and surroundings

Friday, 12 March 2010
Kandy, Sri Lanka

I spent 4 days here. My legs needed a rest after Adam’s Peak. On Monday I didn’t do much at all except for a short walk on Uppuveli beach, on Tuesday I went to downtown Trincomalee, and on Wednesday I went to Nilaveli beach and then to Trincomalee town (again). I was invited home to […]

Caught in military checkpoint

Tuesday, 9 March 2010
Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

Well arrived in Vavuniya, I soon went to the bus station and searched for a bus bound for Jaffna. There was one too, extremely crowded and ready to go. I didn’t get a seat, had to stand upright. The ticket cost only 138 Rs (a bit more than a dollar). My dream about visiting Jaffna […]