Sri Lanka: le long de la larme / The tour of the tear*

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Le Sri Lanka en 12 étapes / My 12 stops in Sri Lanka

Itinéraire au Sri Lanka

Tout d’abord, explication sur le titre: le Sri Lanka est surnommé la larme en référence à sa forme et sa taille par rapport à sa géante voisine indienne.
A noter: le Sri Lanka compte 21 millions d’habitants quand la seule ville de Mumbai en dénombre 24 millions, donc forcément, les proportions ne sont pas les mêmes…
Donc, durant mon voyage au Sri Lanka (27 jours au total), j’ai plus ou moins fait le tour de la larme.
Mon trajet était le suivant:
– Colombo: ouest, capitale: 3 nuits
– Galle: sud, histoire et culture: 2 nuits
– Matara/Polhena: sud, plages: 1 nuit
– Tangalla: sud, plages: 2 nuits
– Ella: collines, plantations de thé: 3 nuits
– Nuwara Eliya: montagnes, plantations de thé: 2 nuits
– Kandy: ville, culture: 2 nuits
– Sigiriya: culture, safari: 2 nuits
– Trincomalee: est, plage: 3 nuits
– Batticaloa: est, lagon: 2 nuits
– Polonnaruwa: triangle culturel, histoire: 1 nuit
– Colombo: retour chez Marguerite et Asanka: 4 nuits (où je suis actuellement)

Mes photos du Sri Lanka

First of all, a little explanation on the title: Sri Lanka is nicknamed the tear drop in reference to its shape, and also due to its “tiny” size compared to its Indian neighbor. 21 million people live in Sri Lanka while Mumbai only has 24 million inhabitants…
I traveled through Sri Lanka to the following places:
– Colombo: West, capital city: 3 nights
– Galle: South, history and culture: 2 nights
– Matara / Polhena: South, beach: 1 night
– Tangalla: South, beach: 2 nights
– Ella: hills, tea plantations: 3 nights
– Nuwara Eliya: hills, tea plantations, 2 nights
– Kandy: city, culture: 2 nights
– Sigiriya: culture, safari: 2 nights
– Trincomalee: East, beach: 3 nights
– Batticaloa: East, lagoon: 2 nights
– Polonnaruwa: cultural triangle: 1 night
– Colombo: back to Marguerite and Asanka’s: 4 nights

My pictures of Sri Lanka
* Credit to Marguerite for finding this nice title 🙂

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