Monthly Archive: November 2018

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Ella – From the coast to the clouds.

After breakfast, with the Dutch girls in tow, we all loaded into a new Toyota van and were on our way out of Tissamaharama. It’s about a 90km trip via Wellawaya where the A2 terminates. About 5 or 6 kms before Wellawaya you can see the mountains rising up through the breaks in the overhanging palm trees that shade a...

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Tissamaharama: Safari Central in Yala National Park

We managed to get seats on the bus again on our journey from Tangalle to Tissamaharama (Tissa), the gateway to Yala National Park. It definitely pays to get on at the starting point of the route. Once again the A2 follows the beaches along the southern coast. The busy seaside towns of Ambalantota and Hambantota fell steadily behind us and...

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Tangalle: If We Had Our Time Again …

On our way out of Mirissa, we hailed down a bus heading for Matara and changed over at the main bus station there. Starting at the bus station usually means you can get a seat in the crowded (but dirt cheap), Sri Lankan, public buses. About 2 hours later, having stuck to the coast road (A2) all the way, the...

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Mirissa: More Than Just A Beach

We arranged a tuk-tuk to the bus station in Galle and jumped on the next bus in line for Mirissa. As it was the starting point, we managed to both get seats – bonus! The bus follows the A2 around the coastline  (at break-neck speed) and is quite a picturesque trip. It takes about 2 hours to Mirissa and it...

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