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Tea Country Landscape, Sri Lanka
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By Guest blogger
On: 29th June, 2017

Top 5 Tea-Based Activities in Sri Lanka

  • Sri Lanka
  • Cultural Triangle

Attention tea-enthusiasts! 2017 marks the 150th anniversary of commercial tea plants being introduced to Sri Lanka by James Taylor. Having planted Ceylon tea throughout the island's hill country, Sri Lanka is now one of the largest exporters in the world - quite the transformation…

Argentina
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By Jess
On: 12th April, 2017

Our Coolest Combos for 2017

  • Lisbon
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Sri Lanka
  • Maldives
  • Croatia
  • Slovenia
  • Iceland
  • Greenland
  • Rwanda
  • Zambia
  • Argentina

Dynamic duos: think gin and tonic, French and Saunders, pineapple and pizza… okay, maybe not that last one, but the fact remains that some things are just better together - greater than the sum of their parts and thus elevated to legendary status (definitely not that last one, then). The…

Galle
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By Rosie
On: 8th December, 2016

Variety is the Spice of Life

  • Sri Lanka
  • Galle & the Southern Beaches

Sri Lanka has long been a favourite destination of ours here at Original Travel. It's a country that really does have it all; culture, stunning scenery, wildlife, beaches, boutique hotels, sumptuous food and perfect weather. I've just returned from my fifth trip (it's a hard life) and each…

View across a Sri Lanka Tea Plantation
Guest blogger

By Guest blogger
On: 28th April, 2016

Family Holidays in Sri Lanka

  • Sri Lanka
  • Yala, Wilpattu & Gal Oya National Parks
  • Galle & the Southern Beaches

Searching for somewhere special to spend the school holidays? Look no further than Sri Lanka - the idyllic gem of the Indian Ocean. Small in size but rich in culture, this little island boasts everything from tea estates and coconut plantations to white sandy beaches and colonial forts. Sri…

Nihiwatu Beach sunset

By Tom
On: 13th January, 2014

Fourteen destinations for 2014

  • The Alentejo
  • USA
  • Zambia
  • Indonesia
  • Turkey
  • Albania
  • Israel
  • Sri Lanka
  • Japan
  • The Selous & Ruaha National Parks
  • Mancora

14 for '14? Sounds like a set of Mitchell Johnson's bowling figures from the recent Ashes debacle (one for the chaps there) but on this occasion referring to our predictions for the 14 destinations that are going to be big news in 2014.

Wild Grass House
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By Guest blogger
On: 6th September, 2013

My Favourite Three Hotels From My Sri Lanka Honeymoon

  • Sri Lanka

After getting married earlier this year in March, my new hubby and I headed off to Sri lanka for the honeymoon of a lifetime. Here are my favourite three hotels from my Sri Lanka honeymoon ...

Sri Lanka
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By Amelia
On: 10th September, 2012

The Magic of Sri Lanka

  • Sri Lanka

My brother lives in Singapore, and I was lucky enough to combine a recent visit with a unique holiday to Sri Lanka - a country I have been longing to visit ever since I was a child, growing up fascinated by stories my grandmother told me of living in what was once Ceylon - a country seeped…

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By Rosie
On: 18th November, 2011

80 Senses: #11 - Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

  • Sri Lanka

A plateau palace carved into the rock... Rulers have long built imposing palaces to intimidate their subjects and terrify their enemies (two not always mutually exclusive parties), but few can have achieved the desired effect to the extent of Sigiriya in Sri Lanka.

Tea plantations in Sri Lanka

By Tom
On: 17th May, 2011

Sri Lanka: Cultural Heritage (Part One)

  • Sri Lanka

Original Travel Founder Tom Barber shares with us his fascinating story from his Sri Lanka tour in this 3 part blog series...

Sunrise over Adam's peak

By Tom
On: 17th May, 2011

Sri Lanka: Adam's Peak (Part Two)

  • Sri Lanka

Following on from the first instalment of Original Travel Founder Tom Barbers' 3 part blog series about his Sri lanka Tour...