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Minneriya National Park Safari

Leaving Negombo lagoon, we took our morning transfer into the Cultural Triangle region. Since it was a 4-hour drive, we aimed to catch up on some sleep, (as the night before was quite hot and we didn’t sleep so well) - although Katelyn resisted it, as she was fascinated by the sights & scenery. Lunch time we stopped off at a hotel in Dambulla, for a buffet lunch. The funny thing about Sri Lankan food…

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Negombo Lagoon

Jetwing Lagoon hotel After our long journey to Sri Lanka – a la “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” via Yatton, Reading, Gatwick, Dubai and ultimately Colombo – we were greeted by our Selective Asia guide (Geehan) with flower garlands; taken to our car, (a 7-seater – so plenty of room for luggage and the kids to spread out), and presented with a large fruit basket. I suddenly remembered how crazy driving on the roads were in Sri…

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Our Itinerary

We arranged our tour with a travel agency called Selective Asia. Here's our itinerary... Day 1 Monday 18 July arrive Colombo airport, Negombo Day 2 Tuesday 19 July Negombo Day 3 Wednesday 20 July Negombo, Cultural Triangle, Minneriya National Park Safari Day 4 Thursday 21 July Cultural Triangle Tour: Sigiriya Rock Climb, Village Experience Day 5 Friday 22 July Cultural Triangle Tour: Mihintale, Anaradhapura, Anamaduwa Day 6 Saturday 23 July Anamaduwa Day 7 Sunday 24 July Anamaduwa, Polonnaruwa, Passekudah Day 8 - 13 Monday 25 July - Saturday 30 July Passekudah beach Day 14 Sunday 31 July Passekudah, Dambulla, Kandy Day 15 Monday…

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The backstory

Planning our trip to Sri Lanka started off about 4 years ago, triggered by a suggestion that we should have a  20-year high school reunion. For those of you who didn't know, I lived in Sri Lanka for a couple of years. My father managed at a textile factory - between 1994-96 - so we got to experience an expat life for a while; had a maid, driver and gardener - I know, right!!; went to an international…

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Destination: Brighton

Since Lucy's friend Andy was away on holiday, we decided to pick up the camper van a day early... we were off to Brighton! Sat-nav said that the journey would be 4-hours (from Sheffield), adding an hour for pit-stops - 5-hours ... I didn't expect the M25 would add an extra hour to the drive! 6-hours later... we arrived in Brighton! Welcomed by Rich & Jo, we took a stroll along the seafront. The girls had fun…

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Visiting Matt & Lucy

Upon leaving Farmer Ted's Farm Park, we headed over to sunny Sheffield to visit Matt & Lucy. The drive over was a typical M62 rush-hour journey - lots of traffic, many "go slow" bits - all good fun! We arrive at Matt's house in time for dinner -- a build-your-own gourmet burger - which the girls loved! (Thanks Lucy B!) Followed by a build-your-own ice-cream sundae - which the girls loved x10! (Huge thanks again Lucy…

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