Visiting Galle

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Stories and Tips Galle

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Checking out the Churches

Written by MichaelJM on 03 Mar, 2011

If you’ve read some of my earlier journals you’ll know that I can’t resist popping in to any local church that I pass on my travels, and Galle gave me the opportunity to check out two that were very close to each other, were linked…Read More

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Checking out the citadel

Written by MichaelJM on 02 Mar, 2011

The old Citadel town of Galle is well worth investigating and this was our first visits as we got off the train. Having explored the ramparts (see separate review) we climbed down the steps next to the lighthouse and headed off up the narrow streets…Read More

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We check out the locals

Written by MichaelJM on 27 Feb, 2011

Having wandered the majority of streets in the old walled town we decided to head out for the harbour and, if we still had time, part of the town of Galle. Straight ahead we saw Galle’s cricket ground. This seemed to be in a prime…Read More

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In search of a decent massage

Written by MichaelJM on 22 Feb, 2011

I decided to enjoy a massage on my penultimate day in Kalutaru. I’ve only had two previous massages and the one I most enjoyed was an Ayervedic massage when we stayed in Kerala. As this was one of the options I was happy to sign…Read More

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A train journey to Galle

Written by MichaelJM on 18 Feb, 2011

We took a tuk-tuk from just outside the hotel and headed off for Kalutara South Train Station. We’d checked with the hotel what the approximate cost was likely to be and when the driver said it would be 300 rupees we were quite happy. The…Read More

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Checking out the immediate locality

Written by MichaelJM on 13 Feb, 2011

The day had been a bit mixed, weather wise, and once again we’d seen precious little of the winter sun that we’d flown all those miles to see. In fairness it is exceptionally warm and we’ve been able to sit out on the sun loungers…Read More

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