"COLOMBO" Top 5 Page for this destination Colombo by ViajesdelMundo

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Most tourists don't spend much time in the capital, but there are pockets of lovely places of course, although it is more and more like other big bustling cities. The villages, beaches, ancient cities, mountains and countryside are still unique and lovely.

Since the end of the 'civil war' in 2009, the country is relaxing; the difference to me was quite obvious and most enjoyable in Colombo, where the people are in the shops, new restaurants, and the roads are being repaired, etc.!!

The GALLE FACE GREEN teems with the local people on the weekends and evenings, and there are a lot of vendors with yummy local foods and drink and nicknacks for the kids.

See a couple other tips on my 'Sri Lanka' page.

  • Last visit to Colombo: Feb 2011
  • Intro Updated Mar 30, 2011
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  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Jun 22, 2013 at 2:17 PM

    The replicas of the buddhist shrines are pretty unique and fanscinating. Nice page Trish!

    • ViajesdelMundo's Profile Photo
      Jun 22, 2013 at 2:41 PM

      thanks for your visit, Dee! as you were looking at these pages, I was just on CHAT with my girlfriend in Heidelberg talking about when we might make a trip back to Lanka together!! hope all is well with you and family

  • wise23girl's Profile Photo
    Feb 9, 2012 at 1:46 AM

    Enjoyed the read...and the photos..WOW

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Jul 10, 2010 at 7:20 PM

    You've seen some wonderful places. I enjoyed the tour!

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Apr 20, 2010 at 8:51 AM

    Enjoyed reading more about Galle Face Hotel - rated recently top 10 Asia colonial hotels. SL :)

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Feb 8, 2010 at 2:35 PM

    would like to stay at "that" Hotel!

  • explore_discover's Profile Photo
    Jan 4, 2010 at 9:01 PM

    Nice Pic, the PAKISTANI Moghul Restaurant, I will try the food there on my next trip. Regards...Shams

  • lynnehamman's Profile Photo
    Dec 30, 2009 at 3:08 PM

    Hi Trish - Nice page on Colombo- the old hotel looks really interesting- good tips & pics. It is not clear in the hotel tip exactly what the name is of your hotel. Maybe you could add it in somewhere?

  • PierreZA's Profile Photo
    May 31, 2009 at 6:37 AM

    Galle Face Hotel seems to be "a must" place to stay!

  • junecorlett's Profile Photo
    May 20, 2009 at 3:28 AM

    Lovely tips here - thanks for sharing Colombo.

  • joiwatani's Profile Photo
    May 17, 2009 at 4:52 PM

    I love Sri Lankan food! No matter how spicy it is! I am missing it. Badly! My daughter Shelby's babysitter before was from Sri Lanka and she cooked for us a lot. But, she went back to Sri Lanka! One of these days, I will go visit her!

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