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    • I am planning to go to Mauritania for studying

      Sri Lanka Jun 10, 2015 at 10:46 AM

      Guys can anyone of you give me information about the nouakchott airport's on arrival visa because am from Srilanka our country doesn't hav an embassy of Mauritania so when i checked it out it says we can get on arrival visa, so I just need to know if its on arrival what are the documents I need to carry while am traveling? ...

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    • Best place to stay for a short holiday with two kids

      Sri Lanka Jul 3, 2015 at 7:55 AM

      Hi All,

      This July we're travelling to Sri Lanka with two small kids for only 5 days. Yes, I know, it's too short but we want to make the best out of it.

      Can anyone advise me what's the best place to stay to see some of the highlights. We would love to see a combination of culture and nature, but want to stay in a hotel at only one place (or max 2).

      TIA,

      Regards Evelien

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    • Which provider gives the best coverage?

      Sri Lanka Jul 2, 2015 at 5:13 PM

      I have recently subscribed to Etisalat, and the signal strength is quite weak in some parts of Sri Lanka. What's your experience? Airtel any better? BTW, I use laptop and dongle, not those 'smart' phones.

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      Travelling in Sri Lanka

      Sri Lanka Jun 30, 2015 at 10:13 PM

      Hi me and my friend - will be doing a tour from Negombo-Anuradhapura- Srigiriya-Dambulla-Kandy-Nuwara Eliya-Tissamaharama-Bentola-Colombo -Negombo for approx 8-10 days .If anyone out there would like to join us feel free to drop us a mail at rasta1076@gmail.com. We are getting a van for the tour with experience driver. If anyone of u would like to join us from any of the destination, we welcome too. Our tour starts on 5th July 2015. For more info, feel free to mail us.
      regards
      Kris

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      Looking for people as I'm traveling alone

      Kandy Jun 8, 2015 at 12:57 PM

      I will be in kandy Friday 12 June 15,is any one available to do together some trip as I'm alone

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    • Weather in late September

      Sri Lanka Jun 20, 2015 at 10:10 AM

      Where to Sri Lanka at this time?
      Before an Ayurveda treatment in Negombo I would like to make a round trip for 1 week. I know already Kandy, Anuradhapura, Sigiriya. I would like in the central highlands. Which place is better suited for hiking-Nuwara Eliya or Ella? I want to Horton Plains and tea plantations. I love the colonial flair, who has recommendations for accommodation ?
      I am intrested still for a nature park and the city Galle. Is there a risk of malaria in this season and at the places mentioned.
      Thanks

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    • Tour Operator

      Sri Lanka Jun 17, 2015 at 7:47 AM

      Has anyone heard of this company

      The operator is
      Columbos Tours and the person I've been dealing with is called Vindya,
      There address is
      Columbus Tours (Pvt) Ltd
      221/2 Dharmapala Mawatha,
      Colombo 07, Sri Lanka.

      Many Thanks
      Julie

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    • Pls Advice on the Below Itinerary

      Sri Lanka Jun 9, 2015 at 12:15 AM

      Hi,

      I am planning got travel in Sri lanka for abt 7-10 days. i have drawn out an itinerary .Please advice if this is suitable and how to go about it. Would really appreciate if anyone of you can advice a detailed itinerary.

      1. Arrive in colombo
      2. travel to sigiriya and stay for the night.
      3. Leave sigiriya & head to Kandy
      4. stay 2 days at Kandy and leave for Nuwara Eliya.
      5. Again stay for 2 days at Nuwara Eliya
      6. Leave from Nuwara Eliya for Bentota
      7. Stay in bentota for 2 days and leave for colombo
      8. Stay in colombo for 2 days and leave sri lanka.

      Colombo – Sirigiya – Kandy – Nuwara Eliya – Bentota - Colombo

      1 ngt 2 ngts 2 ngts 2 ngts 2 ngts

      Kindly let me know the best way to travel and the places to see 7 stay.

      Thanks

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    • credit card payments

      Sri Lanka Jun 20, 2015 at 11:38 AM

      Hi
      The tour company I am using has (finally) agreed to me paying for sri lanka trip via credit card. They are asking for a lot of personal information which I don't feel comfortable with, plus they want to charge me an additional 3.5% !!! Please see below and advise

      "We could take the payment from your card, however that would mean an additional 3.5% surcharge applicable on total amount payable.
      It would also mean you will need to send us a cc of the credit card (both sides), a cc of your passport, and also fill in a form (we will send this to you if you wish) for a card holder not present payment transaction which necessitates for you to give us a lot of personal details such as your mother’s maiden name etc., for example.
      This is standard procedure from the bank at our end…
      Therefore simplest would be if you could make an intermediary bank transfer, but if you are ok with the card thing as discussed above, we can arrange same.
      I shall await your advice".

      Many Thanks
      Julie

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    • intermediary bank transfer

      Sri Lanka Jun 15, 2015 at 12:27 PM

      Hi.
      We have finally decided on our agenda for our Sri Lanka holiday in August, the tour operator we are using has asked us to pay via the above method please can anyone advise whether this is the normal method (as we normally pay via credit card which has the normal payment protection). Just a wee bit wary as you hear so many scary stories about internet payments. Many Thanks. Julie Jack

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    • Transport Colombo-Mirissa(Matara)

      by ale5 Online Now Dec 28, 2014 at 11:17 AM

      HI,i will visit Sri Lanka in feb2015.What is the best transport between towns (price,time)(bus train taxi)????We are 4people :)

      5 Answers Dec 29, 2014 at 3:36 AM
    • Airport transfer

      by Naughtynorch Online Now Dec 21, 2014 at 6:34 AM

      Going to Sri Lanka in April 2015. From Colombo flying to Mattala & then traveling to Mirissa. Can anyone recommend reasonable return transfer to and from airport. Public transport no problem. Need websites/timetables and/or costs

      5 Answers Feb 3, 2015 at 8:31 AM
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      snorkelling in Mirissa

      by Masha_M Online Now Jan 20, 2014 at 11:26 PM

      How is snorkelling in Mirissa? Should I take my snorkelling gear with me or is it a waste of energy?
      Thanks!

      3 Answers Mar 24, 2014 at 8:07 AM
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      do I need to book ahead?

      by Masha_M Online Now Jan 8, 2014 at 6:25 AM

      We're planning to stay at a mid range place in Mirissa in February. Do you think that we should book ahead or is it possible to find a nice place on the spot? We're planning to stay for about 2 weeks, do you think we can get a good bargain? Thanks

      5 Answers Jan 27, 2014 at 3:47 AM
    • WHALE WATCHING

      by sabina1510 Online Now Sep 6, 2013 at 3:01 AM

      is it safe to go with kids for the whale watching tour by boat.We are planning to travel in December 2013

      3 Answers Oct 17, 2013 at 11:27 AM
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      accomidations in Mirissa?

      by vample Online Now Nov 13, 2003 at 1:51 AM

      I'm planning a trip to Sri Lanka for mid January and plan to stay in Mirissa for 3 days. Any suggestions on where to stay? Paradise Beach Club seems extravagant, particularly when most others seem to be around US$ 5-10, rather than28 and we're just there to kick back n relax on the beach. I want something close/on the beach, with a nice atmosphere and view if possible, clean, air-conditioned. I've seen places mentioned with cabana's and bungalows in Lonely Planet, but I'm not sure what they mean - just small individual buildings rather than rooms in a single building? Also, is there first class on the train down to Weligama or Matara from Colombo? LP lists one *back* but not down. I cant seem to find a good schedule of the routes, times and class options online.

      5 Answers Sep 27, 2004 at 12:46 PM