Blogs from Kataragama, Uva Province, Sri Lanka, Asia


Asia » Sri Lanka » Uva Province » Kataragama July 21st 2015

So today started much like all of the others have. Get up, get dressed, pack our bags, eat a buffet breakfast with too many croissants and meet our guide and van. Today we were heading to the southern part of Sri Lanka and doing some white water rafting on the say. It was supposed to be a 90 min ride to the white water rafting, but as with everything in the van it turned into 2.5 hours. And all 2.5 hours were on windy, hilly roads. The roads are meant to be 2 car, but only wide enough for 1.5 cars so the driver is forced to hit the brakes with EVERY vehicle we pass. And of course honk. We finally made it to the rafting guide and it starts raining. But what better to do ... read more
Geared up and ready
Pouring rain
the right way down the rapids

Asia » Sri Lanka » Uva Province » Kataragama November 29th 2013

Geo: 6.4092, 81.3318Maldives9th – 24th November 2013This will be a very short blog as the time in the Maldives was a holiday so involved eating and drinking too much and spending lots of time snorkelling, in the hope of mitigating the damage. It was really good to have Pauline and Colin for company especially as they both enjoyspending lots of time in the water so I had buddies even when Jim was feeling lazy. Meedhupparu is a larger island than we had visited previously and although the house reef has suffered lots of damage the fish life is superb, so I thought for this blog I would limit the text and include underwater pictures. They were all taken by Colin (I think, apologies Pauline if you were the photographer!) with a super underwater camera.I still can't ... read more
Soft coral opened up on night snorkel,
Pink starfish, looks like beanie toy
Green hard coral like brain

Asia » Sri Lanka » Uva Province » Kataragama February 8th 2012

I never thought that I would be able to get up at 2.30 in the morning to start this great tour to the UVA Province in Sri Lanka, but I'm glad I did. We started our journey around 4 am and first we started our vacation by going to the Kalutara Temple which is a very scared place to the Buddhists and all the other Sri Lankans as well as the Tourists. With the blessing of the Lord Buddha we continued our journey and we all had an early breakfast while enjoying the see breeze and watching the Sunrise from the ancient city Galle. After breakfast we had some fun in the beach with catching the waves and all and then continued to go to Katharagama. On the way there we stopped in a very famous ... read more
Paddy Fields 1
Galle Beach
The Lake in Thissa

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