• Trains in Sri Lanka and how to use them

    Поезда на Шри-Ланке

    Trains in Sri Lanka after the buses are the common public transport on the island, and they can be very convenient and useful for travelers and tourists. Moreover, it is not just a means of transportation, but also a landmark. We are talking about the train route Scenic route, passing in the mountainous part of the country in the area from Kandy to Badulla, which is considered one of the most scenic routes in the world...Read more...

  • What tourists need to know about Sri Lanka

    Что нужно знать туристам про Шри-Ланку

    No matter if people eat in Sri Lanka you yourself or according to the permit, there are things you should definitely know. For example, in public toilets and cheap hotels is not toilet paper, the streets almost no lighting, and alcohol can only be purchased in special shops. The following tips on Sri Lanka will make your stay more safe and comfortable...Read more...

  • 6 reasons to go to Sri Lanka, and 12 reasons not to go

    6 причин поехать на Шри-Ланку, и 12 причин не ехать

    Sri Lanka is a beautiful country with friendly people, beautiful nature, interesting history and attractions, and wonderful beaches. But apart from advantages there are disadvantages that could disappoint the unprepared tourists. We tried to make as objective as possible review, gathering all the pros and cons of which have a chance encounter during a vacation or travel...Read more...

  • Airports Sri Lanka, and all you need to know about them to tourists

    In Sri Lanka only two international airports, one of them only has that status, but really international flights does not accept. These are the airports: Colombo / Bandaranaike International Airport is the main international airport, today receives all international flights to Sri Lanka; Rajapaksa Matala / Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport – international flights in 2018 not accepting...Read more...

  • Free visa to Sri Lanka

    Бесплатная виза в Шри-Ланку

    August 1, 2019 citizens of the Russian Federation and other countries can obtain a visa on arrival at the airport of Sri Lanka for free. To apply for e-visa ETA in advance for $ 35 is no longer necessary. It is anticipated that the relief will operate for six months...Read more...

  • Uber and PickMe in Sri Lanka

    Приложение PickMe на Шри-Ланке

    Recently in Sri Lanka began to work Uber. Using this app tourists can save money on taxi rides around the country, as the prices through the application competitive and more "fair" than those which are usually offered to tourists by taxi drivers and tuk-tuk drivers on the street. But in addition to Uber in Sri Lanka there is another application – the local version of the PickMe. And it's even better than Uber...Read more...

  • Alcoholic beverages and cigarettes in Sri Lanka

    Пиво на Шри-Ланке

    Alcoholic beverages and cigarettes in Sri Lanka is not prohibited, but the state is seriously fighting with their use, limiting the sale and setting high taxes. In some cities, the sale of alcohol is strictly prohibited. This is at least the sacred city of Kandy and the village of Dalhousie. In practice, buy in Sri Lanka alcohol can be of any type and strength, including foreign ones, but the prices are very high. Foreign spirits are 2-3 times higher than in Russia, for example. So it makes sense to buy them in stores dyutifri the airport, or be carried from the house...Read more...

  • How to apply for an electronic visa to Sri Lanka

    Электронную виза в Шри-Ланку

    To visit Sri Lanka to citizens of Russia and other former Soviet countries require a visa. It can be arranged on arrival or in advance through the Internet. Registration through the Internet is cheaper by $ 5, and allows not to waste time at the airport on arrival. Electronic visa to Sri Lanka is called ETA (Electronic Travel Authorization) and issued on the website eta.gov.lk and paid by card...Read more...

  • Whether to go to Sri Lanka

    I mentioned in the review that from his travels in Sri Lanka, I was delighted, to say the least. Maybe I wasn't so lucky on his route, but I still have quite a lot of negative memories. I do not want to impose their point of view, but just want to warn those who intends to travel to Sri Lanka, that there is not as smooth as, for example, the standard for independent travellers Thailand. Tried to summarize why you should not go to Sri Lanka, and why you should go. Once again, this is my personal opinion and no it does not impose, but for myself, I came to these conclusions...read more...

  • Hikkaduwa or Unawatuna: where to go

    Southern resorts Sri Lanka, Hikkaduwa and Unawatuna are very close, separated by only 25 kilometers. They are both worthy of a visit, and ideally you should visit here and there. But not everyone is perfect option of changing resorts, especially if you stay on the reservation. In this case, you have to tie yourself to one of them, and it is very important not to be mistaken with a choice, otherwise the holiday experience can be a little spoiled. Here is our comparison of resorts Hikkaduwa and Unawatuna, which I hope will help you make the right choice...read more...

  • Ayurveda in Sri Lanka

    Ayurveda – the traditional medicine is widespread in Sri Lanka. Across the country there are many centers and clinics provide Ayurvedic services. There are some in major cities and in the suburbs, be sure the resorts are found in hotels and hospitals. There are even entire Ayurvedic hotels-resorts, which are somewhat reminiscent of the sanatorium. Find them easily by the presence in their title the word Ayurveda, for example: Ayurveda Pavilions Siddhalepa Ayurveda Health Resort, etc. in Addition to the clinics, everywhere common shops and stalls with drugs used in the treatment of various diseases. Drugs also often offer to buy when visiting the numerous spice gardens in Sri Lanka...read more...

  • Sinharaja rain forest in Sri Lanka

    National Park Sinharaja (Sinharaja Forest Reserve) is located in the South of Sri Lanka. It is not as popular among tourists as Yala national Park, but no less interesting and certainly more unique. It is one of two included in the list of UNESCO world heritage in Sri Lanka, natural reserves (see UNESCO sights in Sri Lanka)...read more...

  • Taxi Sri Lanka prices

    Taxi Sri Lanka is the most convenient way of traveling across the country. Here, of course, there is air transport, trains and buses, but this convenience and speed as a taxi, does not provide any of them. Yes, just imagine, but to fly from one part of the country to another will take time in most cases even more than to cover the distance by taxi. That is why when planning to travel to Sri Lanka should consider the option, to at least take a taxi from the airport to destinations and back. Even for budget travelers, especially groups of several people, this option is not heavily hit on the wallet, but will save a lot of time and nerves...read more...

  • UNESCO sights in Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka is very rich in cultural attractions and natural beauty. And in all this variety it is sometimes difficult to decide what is a must see, and what you can skip. A sign of quality attractions is included in the UNESCO list. Such places in Sri Lanka 8: six cultural sites and two natural. Below are a list of them and brief description. Visiting these places can guarantee you the pleasure and satisfaction of curiosity. However, it should be said that in Sri Lanka , these places are not only a sign of quality, but also particularly high, sometimes unreasonable price...read more...

  • Hikkaduwa or Bentota: what to choose

    Bentota and Hikkaduwa are some of the most popular beaches on the West coast of Sri Lanka, are close to each other, are susceptible to the same seasons, so very often the question arises, which one to choose to stay. To make it easier to deal with this issue, read our comparison of these resorts...read more...

  • Opinion: another perspective on Sri Lanka

    The impression that the majority of Sri Lankans are very sneaky and cunning. Not meanly courteous and behave just some of those who are interested in your money or positive reviews online, i.e. it is normally the hoteliers. But even among them there are still those scammers, so it is better to pay in advance and not to give the passport...read more...

  • Transport in Sri Lanka, how to travel around the country

    The main public transport throughout the country are tuk-tuks. The impression that the locals are much more willing and likely to use tuk-tuks than buses, because the prices for them are very low. For tourists, tuk-tuks are also the best way to move short distances, but prices for tourists is much higher than for local...read more...

  • Prices in Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka is a relatively new mass tourism destination. Just a few years ago, ended several decades of civil war, and only after that tourism became available as a mass direction and began to develop rapidly. In this regard, some tourists think that the prices here for everything are very low, since the local tourism is struggling to have appeared in the country of tourists. But actually all not so. Unfortunately, the local "movers and shakers" of the tourist business and the government, in our opinion, trying to "remove as much as possible of cream" with the influx into the country of tourists, so the prices of some travel service by Asian standards unreasonably high...read more...

  • Shopping in Colombo

    Not to say that the shopping in Colombo is above all praise, but it is impossible not to mention the multitude available here are shopping centers and markets. If you want you can find things pretty decent quality at really competitive prices. But you need to be able to find such shops as in normal shops they are sold sometimes at prices even higher than in Russia. But if you find the right place you can buy things brand quality at unrealistically low prices but without brand labels. In a large quantity, you can find consumer goods at absolutely bargain prices...read more...

  • Holidays Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka celebrates a lot of holidays, both public and religious (official state the date, full moon days, festivals, New year). Such days during the year, a lot, and in overwhelming cases, they are declared public holidays, and therefore, not without reason, the country is considered one of the vacationers. Thus, in Sri Lanka adopted a five-day working week with days off on Saturday and Sunday...read more...

  • What to bring from Sri Lanka?

    As the chief of the souvenir of Sri Lanka can bring to the various figures of elephants, large and small, from different wood species (from RS 700), including black (the most expensive) and a simple painted (from RS 400), coconut in traditional attire on the occasion of the Perahera. Very popular mask, they have different shape and meaning. But in most cases, sold masks have the function of protection and protection from evil spirits and other negative feelings. In Ambalangoda, famous for its craftsmen, masks are there are at least two of the Museum of Masks where you can not only learn the history of their origin, but also to buy any. By the way, in the store at the Museums not only masks, but also many other Souvenirs. Price mask medium size starts from 600 RS...read more...

  • Buses in Sri Lanka

    In Sri Lanka there is a very extensive system of intercity and urban buses. Generally, buses are the main form of passenger transport in the country. Most intercity buses is the city, i.e. they can drive part of the route through the city. To buses to virtually any place in the country. Unfortunately, in some cases, to travel by bus is not very comfortable because of overcrowding, especially during peak hours...read more...

  • Motorbike hire in Sri Lanka

    Rent motorbikes (scooters) in Sri Lanka is fairly common, but finding such a service is possible only in the most popular tourist areas on the coast. In the center of the country to rent a bike very difficult. Find rolling office in a tourist place is not difficult: you can ask at the hotel or just walk down the street and look for signs or exhibited motorcycles with a sign "Motorbike for rent" or "Bike for rent". The rental price starts from $ 6...read more...

  • Cellular communication and Internet in Sri Lanka

    Cellular communication and Internet in Sri Lanka is very well developed, the prices are very low. Using a home SIM card with activated roaming for connection with the house is inappropriate: it is much cheaper to buy a local SIM card and use it for local calls or calls home, the mobile Internet. For example, a call to Russia on cell phone costs about 15 rupees/minute, which is about 4 rubles. We should not be afraid of difficulties with the purchase, registration and activation of SIM-cards: all done in 10 minutes, and even without knowledge of the English language all you can do. How, read on:...read more...

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Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
Irinalapova 6 October, 2019
Rouge here interesting people. Met them in Hanoi. They differ in appearance and way of life from the rest
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admin 9 October, 2019

Well, if I write with people, so will strip off of each. But if it is written that for guide, probably 3000 for the guide and all. So it is logical should be that of a guide one-time pay, and all. He's not twice will work with two tourists. But better ask them on the website question directly, they have the same form there is. ...
admin November 26, 2019

This is probably about the tracking, I hope correctly understood. Yes, the link was wrong. That's about the tracking details https://nashaplaneta.net/asia/vietnam/sapa-dostoprimechatelnosti-trekking ...
admin November 29, 2019

And what does the travel forum? ...
Swallow 10 December, 2019
Thanks for the feedback. I read with interest. Adopted! ...
January 7, 2020
Was in December 2019 at the fairy stream. the entrance fee!!!! 15000 Dong or 45 rubles. Tickets issued at the box office! ...
admin 25 February, 2020

Hello Victor! In theory works in practice, not heard from friends of travelers that it began to be widely used, but maybe I'm just not in the topic yet, because it only launched at the end of the year. So you go and try, maybe then I will unsubscribe. Just keep in mind that the situation of the World might be like in Turkey, i.e. you can withdraw money and pay only a specific terminal of the Bank, and not everywhere. By the way, in Turkey it is even a good idea to remove, no Commission, checked in November last. As for warning the Bank, I always warn. and advise you. ...
admin 25 February, 2020

Today another one the same started, all crazy prices, take a look in the canal https://t.me/nashaplaneta_net or the group - https://vk.com/nashaplaneta2011. However, the Philippines are expensive, but to throw probably. ...
admin 28 February, 2020

Very doubtful, given that the only entrance now 750т. worth it. Well, on the website there is nothing on this, at least I have not found. ...
nasamomdele 9 April, 2020
With the ne, three years ago we began to travel. For the first time, they bought themselves a ticket on a regular flight. This is where you booked the hotel and a lot more was first, and then it was gone.
This year we decided to come back!
Our big Asian trip started with Vietnam! In MUI ne we spent four days, during which he managed for a year to gorge on delicious seafood in the side. Among other things at fabulous prices! Oyster 50 rubles. A kilo of scallops for 150 rubles. And much more tasty. If you want, you can even crocodile order. I wonder what is bokeh? See the release and all will know.)))
Romantic fairy spring, the temple of the whale where you can see the skeleton of a 24 metre whale towers of ancient Cham peoples, authentic fishing village with boats in the basins and so much more interesting.
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