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Millennium Elephant Foundation is Majestic, says Tamsin


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Tamsin with her friend at Millennium Elephant Foundation 0.0 00 Millennium Elephant Foundation is a haven for elephants in Sri Lanka, a country where elephants are either kept as pets by the rich and powerful, or as ornaments of religious festivities by the clergy. In either case they are not treated the way they should be. Tamsin didn’t say it in so many […] Explore more →

Sri Lanka Travel Expense Report- Day 9


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Sri Lanka Travel Expense Report- Day 9 0.0 00 Sri Lanka travel expenses were brought to a much saner level on the ninth day as I decided to stay in after the frantic travels during the last two days. I also found a good Muslim hotel that was reasonably priced which got me through the day. I also needed to make back-ups […] Explore more →

Sri Lanka Travel Expense Report- Day 8


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Sri Lanka Travel Expense Report- Day 8 0.0 00 If you thought that the seventh day was expensive, the Sri Lanka travel expense report for the eighth day is bound to give you a heart attack. It was the culmination of my cultural triangle excursion and I had to pay the tuk tuk driver as well for the last two days. That […] Explore more →

SriLankan Airlines Review

Srilankan airlines 4.0 01 SriLankan airlines formerly called Air Lanka is the national airline of Sri Lanka. I haven’t traveled with Srilankan airlines before, and frankly, I haven’t heard much about Srilankan airlinse either. So how was my experience? I would say not bad. The first impressions weren’t bad at all. It’s difficult to analyze an airline […] Explore more →

Sri Lanka Travel Expense Report- Day 7


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Sri Lanka Travel Expense Report- Day 7 0.0 00 Sri Lanka travel expense report for Day 7 is going to reflect badly on me as a budget traveler. Here I’m trying to prove that Sri Lanka can be done on a budget and on the other hand I’ve spent a whopping 67 dollars in a single day. But again, the fault wasn’t […] Explore more →

Sri Lanka Travel Expense Report- Day 6


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Sri Lanka Travel Expense Report- Day 6 0.0 00 Sri Lanka travel expense on Day 6 was identical to Day 5 as I again spent the day in visually documenting the magnificent Manor House. Again I skipped lunch, relying on breakfast and dinner to get me through the day. As you can see since there was no traveling involved, how much I […] Explore more →

Sri Lanka Travel Expense Report- Day 5


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Sri Lanka Travel Expense Report- Day 5 0.0 00 Sri Lanka travel expense on Day 5 were brought to a saner level. And this can be attributed more towards the fact that I was graciously hosted by the prestigious Manor House situated just outside of Kandy. In fact its a good 10 km outside of Kandy. Can only be reached conveniently via […] Explore more →

Sri Lanka Travel Expense Report- Day 4


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Sri Lanka Travel Expense Report- Day 4 0.0 00 My Sri Lanka travel expense for the day 4 were the biggest todate. But then again, I visited the most tourist resorts on this day and traveled quite a bit in tuk tuk all over Kandy, leading to the spike. I could have done the public bus as well, but then again I […] Explore more →

Sri Lanka Travel Expense -Day 3


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sri lanka travel expense day 3 0.0 00 Day 3 saw me through the day with just the expense of Rs. 660 which was procured going to the railway station from my homestay in Colombo. I arrived in Kandy where I was graciously hosted by the Theva Residency – a luxurious boutique hotel at the top of a hill overlooking the […] Explore more →

Sri Lanka Travel Expense Report- Day Two


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sri lanka travel expense day 2 0.0 00 Budget travel in Sri Lanka is no child’s play. In fact it’s the same story in the entire South Asia. Despite all the odds, I’m taking the challenge and trying to prove budget travel can be possible in Sri Lanka with a little bit of compromise, improvisation and a lot of help from […] Explore more →