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For a small island, Sri Lanka has many nicknames: Serendib, Ceylon, Teardrop of India, Resplendent Isle, Island of Dharma, Pearl of the Orient. This colourful collection reveals its richness and beauty, and the intensity of the affection it evokes in its visitors. The beach thing may be a cliche, but don't miss them. Then head to the hills to cool off amidst tea plantations and ancient cities. The island teems with bird life, and even the occasional elephant or leopard. To top it all off, the people are friendly, the food is delicious and costs are low.

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What I Learned From a Week's Travel in Sri Lanka –

Fri, 8 Aug 2014 | By kurenai | Views [2856] | Comments [1]

Let’s start with the fun location-based travel first:   Pinawalla Elephant Orphanage: There were many places that touted elephants and elephant rides. Our organizers picked the orphanage for one very specific reason –... Read more >

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Photos: Sri Lanka

Fri, 8 Aug 2014 | By kurenai | Photo Gallery

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Out of Reach

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By memoirist | Views [1038] | Scholarship Entry

The tuk-tuk rattled its way past the lean palmyrah trees scattered across the field. It passed narrow grass paths that led to nowhere, and the remnants of houses, churches and temples destroyed during the war – the route to what was once Mr Poothathamby ... Read more >

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The winds spoke of change

Wed, 14 May 2014 | By noon | Views [68] | Scholarship Entry

‘Here’ is where my heart, mind and soul are today. Emotionally and mentally. Wanderlust, freethinker, independent, and happy. How I got here is this. For all the wishing and dreaming of being an adult, finally being one is not at all what it’s cracked ... Read more >

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Rebuilding Paradise

Wed, 14 May 2014 | By lisagriplas | Views [41] | Scholarship Entry

“I ran and ran and ran; kilometres and kilometres; for more than one hour. I saw the sea go out, far past those rocks. I saw fish flapping on the sand where water once was, and I saw confused looks on people’s faces, completely unaware of the horror which ... Read more >

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Kala and his Jungle

Wed, 14 May 2014 | By michaeldealwis | Views [59] | Scholarship Entry

We started at a curry house on the side of the road. A man named Dinesh introduces himself to my family leads us behind the building, down to a river. Distracted by a group of monkeys, who appear to be having some kind of block party, we follow on. ... Read more >

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Lady of the 'Poor Palace'

Wed, 14 May 2014 | By natassiazc | Views [820] | Scholarship Entry

“Where are you going? Stop! Come. Come here and talk to me.” Our travelling party of five stopped, as requested, mid-stroll to regard an older lady with hair pulled back tight and intent in her dark brown eyes. She sat on a ledge, with a backdrop of ... Read more >

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Language of Friendship

Tue, 13 May 2014 | By greencat | Views [45] | Scholarship Entry

A three story orphanage in the capital of Sri Lanka; riddled with echoing hallways that whisper as you walk; stamped with a sunburnt, aging courtyard and home to over a hundred small, dark, abandoned children. White teeth and white eyes smile up to greet ... Read more >

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Welcome To Home!

Mon, 12 May 2014 | By raegirl88 | Views [38] | Scholarship Entry

Our diesel van jolts along behind thick black clouds of burnt gas. Brightly painted buses belching a dark trail behind them, a guide back to the start if they were ever lost. A tuk-tuk buzzes past, whizzing between traffic in an infinite race to be first.... Read more >

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Photos: srilanka

Mon, 12 May 2014 | By mylifeinruins | Photo Gallery

9 days in Srilanka
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The Curious Case of the Sigiriya Women

Sun, 11 May 2014 | By feetales | Views [51] | Scholarship Entry

Amidst stretches and stretches of dense green forests, peeps this lonely rock named Sigiriya. Contested amongst historians, Sigirya lies in its solitary confinement- enclosed within its self serving monastery/palace complex. Its infinite steps rise small ... Read more >

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In the Shadows of Rubber Trees

Sat, 10 May 2014 | By mylifeinruins | Views [75] | Scholarship Entry

How did we end up in an emergency clinic in this part of the world…and on our honeymoon?! Dark faces were staring at us like two foreign suspects standing there with our victim waiting for the verdict… On our way to the elephant orphanage, the chauffeur ... Read more >

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We've All Been There

Thu, 8 May 2014 | By kateflynn1990 | Views [66] | Scholarship Entry

'Mount… Lavinia?" her eyebrows rose as she leaned in to hear through my foreign accent. "Umm yes? Mount Lavinia' I repeated, adjusting the pronunciation of the station name to replicate hers. She took her gaze to the departure board to give my question ... Read more >

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Sri Lankan Rituals and Safaris

Thu, 8 May 2014 | By krodin | Views [88]

  Sri Lankan Rituals and Safaris   From Kandy we headed to a National Park in Wasgamuwa where we went on a jeep trip through the park and were fortunate to see wild elephants, water buffalo, and a multitude of various birds, including ... Read more >

Sri Lanka - Cultural Triangle Impressions

Thu, 8 May 2014 | By krodin | Views [927]

Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle Sites – General Impressions       We began our exploration of the cultural sites in Sri Lanka with a stop at the Dambulla Caves enroute to Sigiriya from the beach at Negombo near ... Read more >

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