Sri Lanka February 15'

Feb 9th, 2015, 06:57 PM
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Thank you so much, of course we leave soon. I am very concerned about getting car sick (which I do!) what was I thinking? How can I cut back on a night in Dambulla and add to tea country? Can you give me an example of this? Is there a way to minimize driving time between Wilagama and Ella,
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Feb 9th, 2015, 07:04 PM
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I don't se any way to do that. It would be lovely to spend some time in tea country, but you don't have the time. Indeed, I think it may be difficult to fit in all the places you want to see in the cultural triangle with a mere three nights.

The outlier in the cultural triangle is Anuradhapura.
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Feb 10th, 2015, 12:51 PM
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#3-9 Mirrisa and Goyambokka have nice beaches within striking distance of Welliagama
#11 in Ella you could take a walk up "Little Adams Peak" much less taxing than the Big Adams Peak!
#12 no idea of the location of your hotel but presume it is close to Dambulla. If so, the Ritigala Nature Reserve has a nice monastery in the forest and NAMAL UYANA CONSERVATION FOREST, famed for its mountain of Rose Quartz ( and a hermit monk who lives in the first and loves to talk to tourists!)The forest takes a bit of finding as it is some 8kms off of the main Dambulla –Anurhadapura road.
#13 I didn't feel that our visit to Anurahapura was worth the effort of the long drive. Polonuurawa was far more impressive.
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Feb 10th, 2015, 01:25 PM
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Crelleston, I am so glad you said that, I needed to make a choice between Anurahadpura and Polonarruwa and we chose P, we loved it ( even when it rained)
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Feb 14th, 2015, 05:35 PM
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Last minute, ANY restaurant stand outs in Columbo, we have one night...Also Galle, Marrisa?
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Feb 14th, 2015, 06:28 PM
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What sort of food are you looking for? Too many to recommend without some idea of your preference.
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Feb 15th, 2015, 03:22 AM
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Vegetarian options with a beautiful setting..
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Feb 15th, 2015, 05:45 AM
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For a nice setting I would suggest you The Gallery Cafe, it also has a nice varied menu which I would best describe as a kind of modern fusion mixing in a bit of Italian, and asian styles. I am sure you will a fair selection of vegetarian options as well in the menu. Great desserts too, chocolate nemesis and cinnamon ice cream are signature desserts.
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Feb 28th, 2015, 01:09 PM
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We like the Lucky Fort which is a family style restaurant in Galle. We can echo the chorus of recommendations for Polnoarruwa. Details and photos of both on my blog...
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