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Shadowed in Sri Lanka

As the sun set over Galle, the people of Sri Lanka metamorphosed into fanciful shadowy figures atop the walls of the city’s magnificent Dutch fort.

Have you been to Galle Fort? Sri Lanka? What were your favourite experiences?

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  1. I’m off to Sri Lanka a week from today. I can’t wait. We will be visiting Galle.

    January 10, 2015
    • Fantastic Marie! I hope you have a wonderful time there. I loved my time in Sri Lanka, and Galle Fort is a wonderful place to stroll around. Where else are you visiting?

      January 10, 2015
      • Hi, Shelley, I will be there three weeks on a small tour focusing on Buddhist sites, though I am not a Buddhist. We will be going to Colombo, Anuradhapura, Habarana, Sigiriya Rock, Polonnaruwa, Madulkelle, Dambula, Kandy, Ahungalla, Galle, Sri Pada, Udawalawe and Yala National Parks, and other places. I am amazed at the variety of landscapes on such a small island.

        January 11, 2015
        • Wow you’re covering so much of the island! Sigiriya is amazing…you’re going to have such an amazing time. πŸ™‚ Do you like spicy food? I hope so. πŸ˜‰

          January 11, 2015
  2. Galle is the prettiest Sri Lankan city (well, of all the cities I have been there) and a fine destination for a day trip. I’m glad I went there!

    January 11, 2015
    • I loved it there too, and really wished I’d booked a night’s stay inside. There were so many places I wanted to explore, and it was so peaceful. Maybe next time. πŸ˜‰

      January 11, 2015
  3. It looks like a beautiful country Shelley! Great pictures as always!

    January 11, 2015
    • Thanks Derek! Sri Lanka was definitely one of my travel highlights. A lot to see and do in a small country, and delicious food too. Happy new year to you and your family! πŸ˜€

      January 11, 2015
  4. Hmmm.. Now that I thought of it. Not so many people blog about Sri Lanka. You’ve really been around to so many places. I remember Sri Lanka from The Amazing Race where the racers were awestruck by the pastoral views from the train ride and a task that includes elephants.

    January 16, 2015
    • Yes, we have been very lucky with our travels! Sri Lanka was def one of my favourites though, because we visited right after the war ended and the people were just so happy to see us. No touts or scams anywhere! I think it’s changed a lot since then unfortunately… 😦

      January 16, 2015
  5. R. #

    Hi Shelley, I just discovered your blog and I’m enjoying your posts! I’ve been to Sri Lanka many times during and after the war—I have to say it’s a beautiful, friendly place…I would be surprised if tourists experienced any problems there. Visitors are openly welcomed and well taken care of. There are infrastructure issues in that some of the new, modern highways are bypassing the tranquil village scenes many tourists hope to see.

    February 1, 2015
    • Hi there! Thanks for stopping by, reading and commenting. Sri Lanka was definitely one of the highlights of our travels and I’d love to go back and visit one day…especially to eat more of it’s amazing food!!! πŸ˜€ What are your favourite places there? I loved Ella and Galle Fort.

      February 1, 2015
  6. I was in Galle fort, but I didn’t stay around for the sunset. πŸ™‚ We spent an afternoon checking out the old fort area and left for Unawatuna (where we had been staying). I loved the lighthouse and the blue, shallow ocean surrounding the ocean πŸ™‚ We also briefly wandered in the main crowded city, but it wasn’t that eventful. I come from Nepal so that sort of chaotic city scene was quite normal for me, ha ha.

    November 28, 2016
    • We had just come from Unawatuna! I thought Galle fort was lovely with all the Dutch influences and cute little shops all over the place. Would love to stay inside one day!

      November 29, 2016

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