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Asia » Sri Lanka » Southern Province » Matara » Mirissa November 24th 2017

Nase flakani v Mirisse shrnu uz do jediného clanku, vic si to stejne nezaslouzi. Hlavnim poznatkem bylo, ze Mirissa automaticky neznamena dobre počasí. Z tech 5 dni jsme videli slunicko asi 3 hodiny, jinak bylo pod mrakem a relativne často sprchlo nejake to stesticko. Me to tak uplne nevadilo, protože jako spravny Cech jsem do more každý den vlezl, more bylo krasne teple, takze jsem byl vlastne spokojeny, ze nemusim resit nejake mazani a pripalovani. Jeli jsme se podivat na velryby (za 6000 rupii i s odvozem), coz bylo trochu zklamani. Je to totiž docela loterie, na kterem miste se pan Vel Ryba rozhodne nadechnout. Mozna to urcuje podle toho, kdo mu kolik zaplati planktonu, ale mozna nam to delal naschval. Standardni prubeh je totiž takovy, ze clovek 5 minut kouka na prazdne more, pak se ... read more
Cerny flek = zelva
Asi velryba
Galle

Asia » Sri Lanka » Southern Province » Matara » Mirissa March 22nd 2017

HE SAID... Today we were travelling south-west from Yala National Park to Mirissa. We woke late at 6:30am, quickly organised our packs and headed to breakfast in the hotel’s open air restaurant at 7:30am. With little time to spare I gobbled a couple of egg hoppers (thin crispy rice flour and coconut crepes cooked in a mini-wok, with an egg in the centre) with seeni sambol (caramelised onion relish), and they were fantastic. I also managed to grab a mixed fruit juice, tea, fresh pineapple and some crepes that had been rolled into a thin tube with a jaggery (Sri Lankan palm sugar) and coconut filling. We left our hotel (Oak Ray Lake Lodge) at 8am and started our journey towards Mirissa. After only 15 minutes on the road we stopped at the dwelling of a ... read more
oak ray lake lodge egg hopper breakfast
curd and treacle
southern coast road

Asia » Sri Lanka » Southern Province » Matara » Mirissa November 18th 2016

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Asia » Sri Lanka » Southern Province » Matara » Mirissa December 3rd 2015

Geo: 5.94354, 80.4589I never knew that the beaches in Sri Lanka were so good. One of those idyllic beaches that we based ourselves in for 6 nights was Mirissa Beach. We arrived by bus from Ella and immediately enjoyed the change from grey and rainy to hot and sunny.Mirrissa isn't a huge beach but it is a great place to stay for a while. It has amazing scenery with the token coconut trees. From Mirrissa there are heaps of things to do such as lounging about, whale watching, day excursions, surfing etc. We stayed in a nice small homestay for 5 nights and worked on our tans. Mirrissa is a good place to go whale watching and there are a few companies about but we chose to go with Raja and the whales as they promote ... read more
Colourful Tuk Tuks
Local Bus
Mirissa Beach

Asia » Sri Lanka » Southern Province » Matara » Mirissa January 9th 2014

I'm not much of a beach bum, but I do like a good swim, pristine sands and crystal-clear water every now and then. Hence I go to Mirissa. I take the train from Galle and kind of hint to some locals where I'm going, hoping they will let me know when we're there. After an hour and a bit, an older man tells me 'Mirissa, Mirissa', but I can't see a station or platform, before I realise I'm looking at the wrong side and the platform is so short it can't be seen outside our carriage. I fall-jump off the train and walk into the wrong direction, until some tuk tuk-drivers point me out the right way. Accomodation is easily found inside a family's home. I drop my bags to take a stroll on the beach, ... read more
Mirissa beach
A cold Lion lager
Coconut stall

Asia » Sri Lanka » Southern Province » Matara » Mirissa December 8th 2013

Geo: 5.94354, 80.4589Sri Lanka 26th November – 12 December 2013After yet another visit to The Quality Airport Hotel, where we were greeted like old friends, we flew back to Sri Lanka.In the Maldives Pauline and Colin's Thomson rep. Rohan, was very helpful and he arranged for a driver to collect us at Colombo airport and take us straight to Galle, so avoiding the waste of a day travelling if we had stayed near the airport overnight. Not only did the driver meet us but also Rohan's friend who had been asked to take care of us as it was night! They were both very pleasant but the drive was a challenge. The new road had opened for Prince Charles's visit 2 weeks earlier, and we were able to use it but there is a 10 kilometre ... read more
Another Bride and Groom on Ramparts in Galle
Beautiful markings
Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose!

Asia » Sri Lanka » Southern Province » Matara » Mirissa May 22nd 2013

Bonjour à tous! Une entrée de blog bien, bien en retard sur les autres, j'en conviens. Déjà deux mois et demi que mon père et moi sommes revenus de voyage, après un séjour de quasi 3 semaines au Sri Lanka.. Mais vous le savez bien comme moi: mieux vaut tard que jamais. Voici donc, la toute dernière entrée de cette belle promenade vécue en terre d'Asie du Sud. Où vous ai-je donc laissé.... ah oui! Le Parc Yala et l'honneur que nous ont fait les léopards de se pointer le bout du nez. Après cette fantastique rencontre avec félins, nous sommes partis direction Mirissa, une petite ville sur le bord de l'eau, connue pour ses belles plages. C'est là que notre guide devra nous abandonner après 10 jours. Dix fantastiques journées à se laisser guider, et ... read more
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Asia » Sri Lanka » Southern Province » Matara » Mirissa February 17th 2013

Departing Bangkok, in the spirit of budget conscious travellers on the road for a long haul, we opted to take a less expensive but much longer flight to Colombo, Sri Lanka, one which had us in transit for twelve hours. The good news is that we got to spend some time in what has to be one of the world's most beautiful and largest airports in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia, complete with lighting in the massive structure ceiling designed to look like a night sky. Most impressive. The bad news is we found ourselves once again burnt and jet lagged upon arrival, having not yet recovered from the last flight, and slept the entire first day in this new country, too tired to even get up to eat. Our immediate mission, then, was to find an appropriate ... read more
Our Breakfast Restaurant
Our Guest House
Walking Mirissa Beach

Asia » Sri Lanka » Southern Province » Matara » Mirissa January 16th 2013

When we last spoke we were in the pretty hill town of Ella. I’d love to be able to say we spent a few days going on walks through tea plantations and the surrounding hills, but I can’t. It rained. It rained all the time. We spent a few days hiding out in our guesthouse. A real shame, but not a lot we could do about it. Next we planned to head south to visit Udawalawe National Park. This had posed some logistical problems - it would have required 3 local buses and many uncomfortable hours to get there, so we decided to splurge on a taxi. We got a good price (we think) of 10,000 rupees (£50) for both of us to go to the park, then onto the south coast. Udawalawe National Park is ... read more
Elephants at Udawalawe National Park
Elephants at Udawalawe National Park
Elephants at Udawalawe National Park

Asia » Sri Lanka » Southern Province » Matara » Mirissa October 23rd 2011

Little upgrade about Bangkok. We are now Monday morning and still dry, I think we are going to stay dry. Thanks a lot for all your messages. It's beach time! Our first stop, the little village of Mirissa. Mirissa is 120km west of Tissa. I couldn't find a transport for a reasonnable price, so we decided to go by three wheelers. We cut the trip with a first stop in the little fishing town of Hambantota. There we found a second three wheelers, a way more roomy one. Cost for 120km, 30usd. The experience is a fun one. The weather was beautiful, and the ride too. We just had to be patient as it took us close to four hours to cover the 120km. This included a stop of few minutes for our second driver to ... read more
Mirissa beach
fisherman, between Mirissa and Hikkaduwa
Mirissa




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