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Sri Lanka 2013 : Drive to Ella

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With the wedding behind us, we made our way into the heart of the Sri Lankan hill country. Our first of two stops was a little town called Ella known for its mountain treks and plantations. Since we started our journey from Mount Lavinia that lies in south Colombo, we ended up taking a route we hadn't initially planned for. Instead of taking the Badulla road that ran along the Colombo-Badulla train track, we took the Colombo to Ratnapura route. Having taken the alternative route, we got an opportunity to see more of the country since we'd planned to take the train back which would take us through...

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Sri Lanka 2013 : Galle

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A trip to photograph and attend a friend's wedding got turned into an extended post marriage vacation that threaded on the touristy lonely planet trail. Being my first self-funded holiday, I went completely crazy planning every possible intricate detail. Obviously plans go for a toss, but surprisingly we managed to do 75% of the things we'd planned for while staying within budget and effectively pampering ourselves with a few added perks. I spent a good couple of months on TripAdvisor, travel blogs and forums planning and booking hotel rooms that met our photographic requirements. Every road, trail...

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