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    Great pics, thanks. I thought that SL was a bit tasty with rebels and civil unrest these days? Is that all done with now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aberlour View Post
    Great pics, thanks. I thought that SL was a bit tasty with rebels and civil unrest these days? Is that all done with now?
    Pretty nuch limited to the Jaffna area of the country.

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    Nice thread, BB. Sri Lanka has always been a place that has piqued my interest, but I haven't heard much feedback from people who have been. Nice to hear about the weather at this time. We'll consider it for next summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo
    Being a married man, I took great care to behave meself.
    Me thinks that the lady doth protest.....

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    Nobody there, I liked to be entertained just watching, Give me anywhere in Thailand better then that desolate place, Thanks for the info

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    Nice mate, I was there in 2002 just after the Tsunami.

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    Great pics, and they do sort of sum up a lot of what a holiday in Sri Lanka is all about: decent food, cheap beer, slow pace of life and just chilling out and doing very little.

    We've done a few long-weekend trips down there in the last year or so (generally staying south of Colombo). Have to say that for me Sri Lanka beats most beach destinations in Thailand, but there's nothing much in the way of the nightlife, or for the avid people watchers the pond life, that you would find in places like Phuket.

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    So apparently there are no actual people in Sri Lanka?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roobarb
    Sri Lanka is all about: decent food, cheap beer, slow pace of life and just chilling out and doing very little. We've done a few long-weekend trips down there in the last year or so (generally staying south of Colombo). Have to say that for me Sri Lanka beats most beach destinations in Thailand, but there's nothing much in the way of the nightlife, or for the avid people watchers the pond life, that you would find in places like Phuket.
    I wasn't there long, and I didn't see much, but this seems accurate from my limited experience. I think there's also another site of beauty, nature and culture to Sri Lanka that's well worth a look. Some of the most interesting sites in Thailand, such as Sukhothai, had much of their culture come through Sri Lanka (Theravada Buddhism for example...), so there's a lot of sites to see. It's pretty easy and cheap to get around and the people are helpful and very pleased to get a days work. I'd certainly like to go back and visit some of the more easily accessible sites over a long weekend to maybe 10 day triip.

    Not the best destination to go whoring... although, like any city, I should imagine that Colombo has it's share.
    How do I post these pictures???

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    she sent me a skype friend request yesterday, but being a married man...
    I exposed me self on the Webcam ! and beat it!

    I took a couple of distant snaps of a bloke walking along the beach carrying a snake
    A bloke in a dress! no less

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    I spent 3 days there after paying of on a Belgium Dredger in 2006. was impressed with the Hotel crew, but at the Airport I tipped the Bag boy $5 US and He then asked for $10! whinging prick...

    nice country side / but if You jump on a sail boat the winds will take you to Thailand, that's why the Sri Lanka Budda comes to Thailand

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    and I got a young camp Chinese bloke,
    what ever sails ya boat Betty, you didn't have to share with that us mate....

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    Why not, that was the best bit of the trip... ask our mates Socal and Paps...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aberlour View Post
    Great pics, thanks. I thought that SL was a bit tasty with rebels and civil unrest these days? Is that all done with now?
    It's all done with.

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    I lived in CEYLON for 3 years back in the mid 1950's. Always considered it a beautiful country with friendly people. Have to do a visa run there some day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aberlour View Post
    Great pics, thanks. I thought that SL was a bit tasty with rebels and civil unrest these days? Is that all done with now?
    Friends tell me that the civil war is all over now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mingmong View Post
    I spent 3 days there after paying of on a Belgium Dredger in 2006. was impressed with the Hotel crew, but at the Airport I tipped the Bag boy $5 US and He then asked for $10! whinging prick...

    nice country side / but if You jump on a sail boat the winds will take you to Thailand, that's why the Sri Lanka Budda comes to Thailand
    You kidding ? most of them find their way to Australia these days .

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    Forgot to mention, their curry is the best ever. But i cannot find a Sri Lankan curry here on Samui and never found one in Bangkok.

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    You kidding ? most of them find their way to Australia these days .
    that's after they Jet in to Java and organize a leaky boat to Oz !

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    Great pics, surprised that there seems like no people. 5 star hotels with no people ... what gives?

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    Nice thread betty, i havent been to sri lanka for over 20 years but remember it as being fairly grotty in colombo, negombo was nice as was hikkadua , By the way did your missus find out you were having a sneaky holiday in sri lanka ?

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    There were people around; I suppose around 15% occupancy.

    At the weekend, many more people came from Colombo; the rich in 4x4 and driving like a Fortuner driver would here; the less rich by bus.

    I did tell the missus; I phrased it such that she was very pleased with the whole idea.

    I had to get a visa online; 30 days double entry; can't remember exactly, but was around $20 and pretty easy.

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    I got a down load, that depicted scenes duing he tamil tigers uprising, it was called "sri lankas Killing feilds", jesus some harrowing video taken there, contrast that with the stunning beach shown here.

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    Great pics!

    I was in Sri Lanka for a week a couple of years back. The beaches South of Colombo were nice. The beaches in Colombo (including just south, in Mt Lavinia) were pretty awful though and Colombo itself was grotty and had traffic.

    I originally started the trip in a guest house, but soon discovered that I could get absolute bargains (both for accommodation and food) at the 5 star resorts, so ended up at one of the old colonial hotels (Galle Face), which offered a nice relaxing pace and made me feel like it was 1900.

    "Tree rats"? I saw the same stand off between the crows and what I assumed were squirrels or chipmunks. Some of the chipmunks were so brazen that they even came up to my plate to steal food off of it.

    My biggest issue though in Colombo was food poisoning. I was travelling with a group and each member (myself included) eventually came down with food poisoning. In my case, it was from a hotel buffet.

    For Lion beer... there is actually a Lion pub in Mt Lavinia, which seems to be a popular spot for locals and expats to drink. I personally still prefer the beach side areas at the 5 star hotels though... more scenic and less mosquitos.

    If anyone does visit Colombo, I recommend checking out the national musem... it is housed in the old colonial governor's mansion, and it is a very well presented museum.

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    This continual reference to you "being a married man" - does your wife (?) have access to Teakdoor as well?

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