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Where To Stay In Dambulla: Amaya Lake

June 2, 2014
Amaya Lake
Amaya Lake in Dambulla is one of the resorts that I’ve seen in Sri Lanka which stuck in my memory. It’s a huge property and I love the fact that they have kept the natural landscape of the place. Trees, grass, the lake – everything about this property makes you feel so close to nature. I’d definitely recommend it to people who are more into active tourism as the resort offers a lot of outdoo

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Where To Stay In Passikudah: Centara Passikudah Resort and Spa

May 26, 2014
Centara Passikudah Resort and Spa
Our last hotel to inspect in Passikudah was also our hotel for our 2nd night in Sri Lanka. Centara Passikudah Resort and Spa impressed me as soon as we’ve walked into their huge, airy and very welcoming lobby. Cold drinks and towels were immediately offered which we badly needed after this very long day that we’ve had in Sri Lanka. Before going into our rooms, we had the hotel inspection first just to g

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Where To Stay in Pasikuda: Maalu Maalu

May 19, 2014
Maalu Maalu, Pasikuda
The Arabic men in our group were all holding back their laughter when they heard the name of the next resort that we’re about to inspect: Maalu Maalu. Maalu maalu means “fish fish” in Sinhala which is the normal cry of the fishermen to sell their daily catch. However, the term maalu in Arabic means What’s wrong? which explains the held back laughter. 🙂 As a travel agent, I’d proba

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Things To Do in Sri Lanka: Visit The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

May 18, 2014
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Our tour guide asked us after breakfast if we wanted to see the elephant feeding or just the elephant bathing at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. The difference is we can leave a little later if we choose the latter and with that reason, it was a unanimous decision from all of us in the group that we’d rather just go there during the bath time. It was only the 4th day of our trip and yet, I felt like we’ve

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Where To Stay in Pasikuda: Uga Bay Resort

May 12, 2014
Uga Bay Resort Pasikudah
After a 3-hour drive from Sigiriya, we arrived at Pasikuda and had a stop for lunch Uga Bay Resort. The entrance of the resort immediately impressed me, it was through a tunnel which shows a part of a small fountain with the stunning backdrop of the sea. It made me extremely curious to see if this preview will live up to the expectations it instilled in my mind, well it didn’t disappoint as the tunnel opened

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Things To Do in Sri Lanka: Go On A Safari in Minneriya National Park

May 11, 2014
Elephants at Minneriya National PArk
As soon as we’ve arrived in Colombo, we went for a drive of 7 hours to reach Minneriya National Park to do the safari. It seems to me like whoever did our itinerary had a personal vendetta against one of us and wanted us to suffer. You see, we took an early morning flight out of Dubai which basically left us with no sleep at all, probably 2 hours the maximum. Then upon arrival in Colombo, we drove for 7 hours

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