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Hi all

I am in Nuwara Eliya at the moment, i came in from Kandy in 2nd class on the train today and had to stand the whole way as the train was so packed. I believe it is Sri Lankan school holidays so it is busier than usual. Standing doesnt bother me it is just i could not enjoy the views. My understanding is the trip to Ella is very scenic and i know i wont be able to enjoy it / see anything on the train. I asked about first class tickets but was told there are none avaliable for over a week…

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Hi everyone,
My boyfriend and I spent about a month in Sri Lanka in July, so I figured I'd share our itinerary and budget in case it might help anyone planning a trip!
We are budget travellers, so we avoid big restaurant, preferring local eateries, and used public transport as much as possible. Also, we've been traveling for 6 months so our pace is slower than a normal vacation.

Here's for the itinerary:
Negombo (2 nights) much cheaper than Colombo, but easy to access and closer to airport
Kandy…

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Dear all who travel from Colombo airport to Tangalle or to the south/east cost of Shri Lanka.
A pair (57 and 44) is looking for the travel companions on a taxi/minibus on 4th October 2016 started at 10-12 a.m.
We leave Tangalle 16th October, at 2-3 a.m., so if anybody would join us, it'll be very much the way.

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Is it possible to go into a travel agent in Colombo and book a trip to Maldives leaving within a few days? I have 8 free days while in Sri Lanka in October so thinking about Maldives.

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If anybody needs the address of a really beautiful ,immaculately clean & welcoming guesthouse in Negombo send me a private message as I believe I cannot post the address here, I stayed in a lovely quiet ,brand new location, two minutes from the beach,lovely charming hosts & great breakfast, uninterrupted wi fi! everything is brand new!

Its on airbnb so I suggest book early its the perfect place to both begin & end your tour of Sri Lanka, only 25 minutes from the airport in a tuk tuk (I paid…

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Hi all,
I have just tried to apply for my ETA online and the payment keeps failing. It says it is the banks verification/authentication process, but I have called the bank (Barclays in the UK) and they say there is no problem their end. Is anyone else having any problems??

Secondly, I am taking my three year old son with me. His fathers name is on his birth certificate but we have absolutely zero contact with him and I have no way of contacting him. Additionally, my sons name has been…

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Hey guys, be aware that the immigration office in Colombo is moving and is closed this Friday 26th. Here is the link if you need more info.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1751938385086099&id=1708392896107315

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Hi there :)

My friend and I are planning to visit Sri Lanka in Septebmer this year for 2 weeks.
We will be starting in Negombo / Colombo, then direction to Kandy and later on in the south (beaches).

Can anyone recommend me a good and interesting two week route (including sightseeeing, train rides, beaches)?
Thank you guys!

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Hi there
My girlfriend and I are looking for others to share a taxi to Arugam bay from the airport. We arrive on the 25th of august at around 15:20pm and were hoping to travel to Arugam bay that evening. If anyone is interested in joining us we can be contacted either by email at rdumigan@hotmail.com or at whatsapp (+44) 07704264233
Cheers Ryan

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Guys,

I have 2 full days in Dambulla (leaving on the 3rd day morning) and would like to visit Sigiriya.

Shall I engage a driver or i can take a tuk-tuk or public bus there?

If I need to engage a driver, how much shall I estimate?

I'm solo traveller.