UK and Sri Lanka 2011 travel blog

UK and Sri Lanka 2011

Pat travel blog
Welcome to my trip journal!

Sunday, January 9th, will be my birthday and this year, I am giving myself a very special present. I leave on a trip to UK to see my beautiful grandsons and from there take a side trip to Sri Lanka. I am very excited. The only problem is, today is Wednesday, which means I have three days, and the list of things to do before I leave is approximately six days worth. Aaaah!

As with the Morocco trip, last year, I will be joining a small group in Sri Lanka. The itinerary is pretty much what I would have planned had I been travelling independently, but all the accommodation will have been booked in advance and the tickets for transport will have been purchased and so on. It cuts out a lot of aggravation, but of course, that comes at a price. Group travel can be somewhat frustrating for someone who is accustomed to independent travel, but I am prepared for that and I am going to have a wonderful time.

Of course, I will miss my three dogs and our daily walks on the beach, but I know they will be well looked after as Ivan is staying here to take care of things.

Thank you for visiting my site and for following me, on this, and on previous, trips. I hope that some of the places I visit and the things I see will be of interest to you. Please feel free to send as many messages as you like via the site. I think you can do that via the guest book or simply click on the "send message" button. I would also be interested to hear your suggestions as to what kind of things I should report on. Thank you again for visiting. I will look forward to hearing from you.

Pat.

Order: oldest at top ( reverse )

 
 
 
Preparations
 
 
 
Freeport to Manchester
 
 
 
North of England
 
 
 
Jan 10th to 12th
 
 
 
Manchester to London
 
 
 
January 14th and 15th - Kingston upon...
 
 
 
Sunday - Sri Lanka via Bahrain
 
 
 
Monday morning - Dolphin watching
 
 
 
Monday afternoon Puttalam to Harabana
 
10 
 
 
Tuesday January 18th
 
11 
 
 
Wednesday Jan 18th - Sigiriya
 
12 
 
 
The Journey to Kandy
 
13 
 
 
First full day in Kandy
 
14 
 
 
Second Day in Kandy
 
15 
 
 
Kandy to Kitulgala
 
16 
 
 
January 24th – Kitulgala to Adam’s Peak
 
17 
 
 
Adam's Peak to Nuwara Eliya
 
18 
 
 
Nuwara Eliya to Tissamaharama
 
19 
 
 
Tissamaharama to South Coast
 
20 
 
 
Weligama
 
21 
 
 
Weligama - Negombo
 
22 
 
 
Negombo – Bahrain
 
23 
 
 
Apr 10/11
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