On my way to Sri Lanka right now, any last minute suggestions?

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On my way to Sri Lanka right now, any last minute suggestions?

Post by General Mackevili » Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:31 pm

So, I got told yesterday as I was getting off work that I could take a holiday this upcoming week if I wanted, as there is nothing but pointless busy work to be done.

Already spent the last 2 days doing nothing at work, so I decided to get the fuck outta the desert and visit a new country I've never been too.

SRI LANKA IT IS!

I plan to get my Open Water Diver's certification through PADI while I'm there, making it a productive holiday instead of just a week of hedonism. :evil:

Any suggestions at all from anyone about what to do there, or areas to go to? I just booked this flight about 12 hours ago, as I had no idea a holiday would fall in my lap like this.

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Re: On my way to Sri Lanka right now, any last minute suggestions?

Post by Satiated Parrot » Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:11 pm

Taste some chocolate ;-)


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Post by bolueeleh » Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:33 pm

go visit king julien in madagascar just next door
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Post by bolueeleh » Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:35 pm

just need to fly across indian ocean :D
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Re: On my way to Sri Lanka right now, any last minute suggestions?

Post by boozyoldman » Sat Nov 05, 2016 2:33 am

Try to visit the botanical garden at Perediniya and/or the fortress city of Galle and/or Kandy and/or the
End of the World right up on top - there is a big mountain which takes 2 days - Adam's Peak.

Go by train if you have time - Galle or Trincomalee.

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Post by General Mackevili » Sat Nov 05, 2016 3:04 am

Cool, thanks all.

Near Trimcolalee is where I might do the diving certification.

I've heard of Kandy. Is that where Buddha's tooth is?
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Re: On my way to Sri Lanka right now, any last minute suggestions?

Post by boozyoldman » Sat Nov 05, 2016 4:23 am

Kandy - Buddha 's tooth'YES ------------ but the two rival foreskins of Jesus are in Sicily and (if we believe Waugh)
the right hand of John the Baptist is in Istanbul ----

also in Sri Lanka''s cool uplands, Nuraya Eliya (sp?) is
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Post by Jamie_Lambo » Sat Nov 05, 2016 5:01 am

only spent time in the airport last year lol really would like to visit sometime
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Post by Cam Nivag » Sat Nov 05, 2016 6:15 am

The train from Colombo to Kandy is nice. You can stick your head out the window. I think you can buy tickets online.

In Kandy, get a tuk tuk driver to take you on the three temples tour. Some won't know what you mean, some will. Half day, I think I paid $15-$20.

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Re: On my way to Sri Lanka right now, any last minute suggestions?

Post by phuketrichard » Sat Nov 05, 2016 8:07 am

IF u do get to Sri Lana must visits are Hikkaduwa,Galle and Kandy (where the tooth is) a beautiful area and the drive up from the coast is stunning. When i did my bicycle trips this was one of the highlights of 18 months on the road

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