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    • MossesS's Profile Photo

      anyboddy needs help ?!!

      Sri Lanka Jun 27, 2016 at 5:28 PM

      Heay everyone . if anyone needs help regarding visiting sri lanka or needs a Companion I'll be very happy ho give a hand .

    • Further advice please re: planning my itinerery

      Sri Lanka Yesterday

      Hi guys,
      I have almost completed my itinerary now. I just need some final advise to cover the last few days. Also what is he best place to stay over the New Year please. I am a bit anxious that if I will not book an accommodation in advance I will end up paying lost of money over the New Year.

      14.12.16 Arrive in Colombo
      15.12.16 taxi/train to Habarana
      16.12.16 Habarana (Sigiriya Lion Rock, Minneriya National Park)
      17.12.16 Habarana (Polonnaruwa)
      18.12.16 Habarana (Anuradhapura)
      19.12.16 Taxi/train to Kandy (en-route Matale Spice Gardens and the Dambulla Cave Temple) 2h
      20.12.16 City of Kandy inc Temple of the Tooth
      21.12.16 ???????
      22.12.16 Mirissa
      23.12.16 Mirissa
      24.12.16 Mirissa
      25.12.16 Mirissa
      26.12.16 Mirissa
      27.12.16 ????
      31.12.16 ?????
      03.01.17 Colombo
      04.01.17 Rtrn flight home

      Thank your for all suggestions,
      M :-)

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      details of srilanka

      Sri Lanka Jul 20, 2016 at 3:35 AM

      Me my wife with two children age 9 yrs & 6 yrs coming in colombo 27 July leaving on 1 aug early morning

      My tentative itinerary follows

      27 July Airport/puttalam/anuradhapura

      28 July Anuradhapura/sigiriya
      29 July Sigiriya/dambulla
      30 July Dambula/kandy/kand sightseeing
      31 July Kandy/pinnawala/colombo
      1 Aug Morning 4 A.M drop to airport
      I need a car and budget category hotel by 25 dollar

      My email id

    • From Colombo airport to Dambulla in the afternoon

      Sri Lanka Jul 6, 2016 at 10:54 AM

      Hi, we are a couple travelling to Sri Lanka next week and we will arrive to Colombo airport at 2 p.m. Is it possible to catch a bus to Dambulla around 4pm.? Or should we stay in Negombo till the morning?


      Sri Lanka Jul 16, 2016 at 8:16 AM

      Hello everyone. First time in SL for the 4 of us. We'll stay for 2 weeks and we've splitted the time management in relation with the coasts.I am in charge for the west coast.

      So any suggestions about how to spend 4 days in the best sights, restaurants (no tourists food please), activities etc?

      Thank you all in advance guys!

    • Visa for SL > 1 month

      Sri Lanka Jul 10, 2016 at 2:47 AM


      Is visa for SL for periods greater than one month available from their London High Commission?

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      "HELP" Will have to go to from Trinco to Ella (in one day) - August 2016

      Trincomalee Jul 22, 2016 at 8:51 AM

      Hello, I miscalculated a bit the lenght of the trip (no direct train lines east of Ella ;-) bummer // or long detour via Kandy. Bus 76/218/314, Trincomalee, Badulla might be an option, and then tuktuk or train to Ella? But impossible to find any details on this line (where to board, how to get a seat, any resemblance of a time table)
      I do not mind a long journey, as long as I have a seat.

    • Weather in September /October and what is cinnamon bey hotel Beruwala like

      Sri Lanka Jul 5, 2016 at 1:46 AM

      We are visiting sri lanka late September early October staying at cinnamon bey hotel Beruwala can anyone tell me what the weather will be like and any reviews on the hotel? Also recommendations for things to do many thanks :-)

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      Problem obtaining visa online

      Sri Lanka Jun 27, 2016 at 2:37 PM

      Hi, Me and my SO are travelling to Sri Lanka next month, so I've been trying to obtain a visa online, through but after I enter my VISA card details, my application doesn't go through. Tried with my wifes Credit Card, same, tried with a different browser, same... anyone else have trouble... what should I do, call an embassy? I'm from Slovenia, Europe...

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      Fresh veggies and fruits?!

      Sri Lanka Jul 11, 2016 at 4:44 AM

      Hi, first time SL traveller... Going to a hotel resort. How safe is it to eat fresh (uncooked) vegetables and fruits without peals? Am I being overcautious? Reason I'm asking is they are probably washed or rinsed in tap water... I got Hep A shot, but am still a bit "afraid".
      Also, whats with coctails with ice cubes?


    • How lenient are the immigration officers at Katunayake?

      Sri Lanka Jul 8, 2016 at 1:31 PM

      Will they overlook 2 days of overstay? Were you in this situation before? What happened?

    • Climbing Sigiriya

      Sri Lanka Jun 28, 2016 at 10:32 PM

      I plan to take an early bus from kandy to Dambulla. Instead of going to the hotel/hostel and to To beat the heat, I will take my luggage with me to Sigiriya to be climbing before noon, as recommended. Would prefer to drop my luggage at a hotel but afraid id arrive too late to climb. Afraid of getting heat stroke.

      1. Is there a place at Sigiriya to store personal items? If yes, cost?
      2. Are you permitted to climb wearing shoes, or is it just socks to the top?
      3. Is it really worth the $40? If one doesn't climb, does one pay less?
      4. Besides water, a camera and perhaps sunscreen, is there anything else one needs if one does climb?

      In case I decide not to stay the night, is there an afternoon bus back to kandy that would arrive before 4pm. The train from Colombo departs at 3pm.

      Thank you?

    • Galle ..where is the hotspot?

      Sri Lanka Jun 28, 2016 at 10:39 PM

      I'm having a difficult time deciding where to stay in Galle. My only requirement is that I be where the action is (perhaps markets, tourist attractions, beach broad walk etc. I don't want remote. Is this place near Galle fort? I'm guessing galle fort is the place to be in galle? Or is it in some remote area of town. Again, any hotel hotel recommendations? Cost is not a concern.. Just want to be In the center of action. I'm there one or two nights depending on how good the place is. It's my last stop before returning to the airport in colomobo.


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      Where to go ?!

      by SimiFeliz Online Now Dec 4, 2013 at 6:43 AM

      Hello :) guys, what's the best place here to go for having fun ? :)

      3 Answers Dec 4, 2013 at 7:43 PM
    • Wadduwa with children?

      by SaraLu Online Now Nov 14, 2013 at 12:50 AM

      Hello, we are planning a trip for 2-3 weeks to Sri Lanka in jan/feb next year, and are looking at Wadduwa. How is the beach? And are the currents bad? We Went to Bentota 2 years ago (with one Child), and loved it, now we have 2 Children (1,3 years old) and are going more on a budget/midrange. Is there a few restaurants in the village/Town?
      The transfer time seems reasonable, and we Think that we have found a nice Place to stay, Since we have the small Children, most of the time will be spent at the beach or Close surroundings.
      Would be happy for input!

      9 Answers Nov 25, 2013 at 12:26 AM
    • things to do

      by travelanswer1010 Online Now Aug 7, 2013 at 3:17 AM

      Hi we are going to wadduwa in dec this year for 6 days, we are a group of 10.... family and friends , youngest 18. oldest me....a very young minded 52 yr old. we would love to make the most of our 6 days , so don't want to miss out on anything going on..... day & eve. would very much welcome ideas and tips . thanks . laura

      3 Answers Aug 8, 2013 at 12:58 AM
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      by pj2904 Online Now Aug 17, 2012 at 1:19 AM


      Were staying here shortly but only have Breakfast as our meal plan. Are there any local restaurants away from the hotel that are accessible?


      1 Answer Aug 17, 2012 at 2:24 AM
    • Spa damage and hairdryers!!!

      by rhinokitch Online Now May 25, 2005 at 7:59 AM

      Hello everyone.
      I will be travelling from Leeds, England, with my future wife on the 2nd July 2005 and then getting married at the Blue Water Hotel. I read on another website (which I now cannot find!!)that due to the tsunami, the spa was due to be closed until the beginning of July. But I've read on this forum that the hotel is back up and running as usual. Can someone please let me know whether the spa is now up and running ahead of schedule?
      Also, to save baggage space, could someone let me know whether the rooms have hairdryers provided?
      Thank you. Michael.

      1 Answer May 27, 2005 at 11:45 AM
    • Blue water hotel

      by Lisa27 Online Now May 11, 2005 at 8:29 AM


      Im due to travel to sri lanka shortly for a holiday at the blue water hotel.
      Has anyone visited the hotel since the tsunami?
      What is the damage and did it have an impact on your holiday?

      Many thanks in advance for your reply

      Lisa x

      2 Answers May 12, 2005 at 2:18 AM
    • Blue Water Hotel Sri lanka - Any damage?

      by Lisa27 Online Now Feb 25, 2005 at 3:03 AM


      Im due to travel to Sri Lanka in a couple of months on a multi centre holiday staying at the Blue Water Hotel Wadduwa. Can anyone tell me if there has been alot of damage.


      Lisa x

      2 Answers Feb 27, 2005 at 8:12 AM
    • Villa ocean view wedding

      by Dawnpears Online Now Feb 2, 2005 at 12:21 PM

      I am getting married in April at the Villa ocean view hotel and included in our package is traditional Sri Lankan wedding Attire. We have asked the travel agent a number of times what exactly is included with this and I have emailed the resort and all they have said is that its a Sari and local jewellry. Has anyone else out there had this package? I booked with first choice. Does the jewellry include the tikka and bangles?? Do you really not need to take anything clothing wise for the big day? What does the groom wear?? I dont want to go all that way and forget something! Any info would be great.

      5 Answers Feb 14, 2005 at 12:14 PM
    • wadduwa ocean view

      by 2catts Online Now Jan 13, 2005 at 3:12 PM

      we stayed at ocean view in 2003 and wanted to know if wadduwa was hit by the tsunami we are concerned for the people that we got to know while we were there. There is a little girl named Sagrica who lives on the beach with her family and we would like to know if they are ok. I would be grateful for any information.

      1 Answer Feb 6, 2005 at 11:37 PM
    • friends at ocean villa view

      by hurgard Online Now Jan 6, 2005 at 4:24 AM

      i stayed at ocean villa view with my husband and friends june 2004, we had a wonderful time. the staff and even the boys on the beach who we did trips with where wonderful people so friendly and helpful. we would like to know if any one has any news on the saftey of terance and susantha who where bar staff often working the pool bar . also really concerned for the saftey of shelton who worked from the beach we used his taxi service several times and also went to his home where they made us very welcome. we will defienately be going back to sri lanka and will stay at ocean villa again.

      2 Answers Feb 2, 2005 at 4:21 AM
    • Wedding In Sri Lanka - Wadduka - Hotel Villa Ocean View

      by MGrantham Online Now Jan 5, 2005 at 4:30 AM

      I am adding to our existing question we already have on this page. We were due to get married in Sri Lanka departing on 6th Feb 2005. We booked our holiday for 15 people through TV Travel Shop, and its a Thomas Cook holiday. We are experiencing nothing but problems with both companies. Neither will offer a refund and we have been advised to wait a couple of days and then we will be able to receive our money back. Is anyone else experiencing so many problems. We have spent the last two days on the telephone trying to sort out this matter and we are no further forward. We have been offered alternative locations such as Cyprus, Canary Island & Cuba. We are happy with Cuba but the TV Travel shop do not offer Cuba as they are an American company. Can anyone help in our battle with both companies?

      13 Answers Jan 10, 2005 at 5:44 AM
    • Villa Ocean View, How bad is damage

      by DebbieJ Online Now Jan 4, 2005 at 10:45 AM

      My sister is due to get married at this hotel on valentine's day and all 15 of us are due to fly out on 6th feb. Thomas Cook has told us we cannot have a refund or can not offer a suitable alternative destination (offers so far, Lanzarote or Tenerife). so we are stuck! Can anyone give us an honest view of what damage has been done to this hotel and surrounding areas? Also has anyone got any views on travelling to this area. We are also travelling with 4 young children.

      7 Answers Jan 5, 2005 at 1:03 PM
    • villa ocean view in wadduwa

      by alice3 Online Now Jan 2, 2005 at 9:56 AM

      i would like to check if my friends H.D Sylvester and Damian Wallace and Marsh who work at at the villa ocean view are ok. If anybody has any information could you please let me know. Thanks, Alice, Shaun and Andrew

      2 Answers Jan 4, 2005 at 9:51 AM
    • Villa Ocean View

      by Dawnpears Online Now Jan 1, 2005 at 4:19 PM

      I am due to get married at The Villa Ocean View hotel in Wadduwa in April. Does anyone know if this hotel was badly hit by the earthquake and also is Monica (the hotel elephant) alive and well? I was so looking forward to seeing her!

      4 Answers Feb 16, 2005 at 6:11 AM
    • Villa ocean view hit by disaster???

      by Dawnpears Online Now Dec 29, 2004 at 3:20 PM

      I am getting married in Sri Lanka at the Villa ocean view in Wadduwa. The wedding isnt untill 29th April but im interested as to weather or not the hotel has been affected. Do you think we will be ok to go? Please Please can someone get back to me.

      8 Answers Dec 31, 2004 at 9:29 AM
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      by PavlH Online Now Dec 29, 2004 at 7:12 AM

      I am booked to have a tour of Sri Lanka andthen a hotel stay in Wadduwa departing the UK on 12th January. I know it's not going to happen. You know it's not going to happen. Everyone knows it's not going to happen. Hayes and Jarvis (my tour operator) will not make a decision as to what they will do until Friday 7th January - 5 days before we are due to go. Am I the only person who feels this is ridiculous? There is no way that anyone should now be going on holiday to Sri Lanka until such time as the infrastructure can support it - with the devastation, all the resources are needed for the local population - for whom it is a terrible time as they have lost loved ones and possessions

      17 Answers Jan 10, 2005 at 4:54 AM
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      Anyone been to Wadduwa?

      by PavlH Online Now Oct 7, 2004 at 3:11 AM

      Trying to gather information for an upcoming trip to Sri Lanka. One of the places I'll be staying is Wadduwa - trying to find details of restaurants/local places of interest. Thanks for any help.

      10 Answers Oct 16, 2004 at 6:28 AM