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  • Day4

    Having a whale of a time

    February 23, 2019 in Sri Lanka ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Unfortunately, much online info about Sri Lanka is incorrect. Sadly, this includes the supposed season for whale watching in Kalpitiya. The beauties aren't due for another month 😥.

    However, as dolphins are a goer i booked in and set off early whilst Zoran continued his sleep cure. There was nothing for about an hour and I was beginning to regret my $50. But, suddenly and amazingly, the sea was full of sleek grey bottle-noses! And they were joined by a huge pod if pilot whales! It was truly wonderful and I felt quite teary! Sorry the photos are so beautiful - they wouldn't stay still!

    In the afternoon we had a good walk in the backstreets and bumped into the famous bread tuk tuk. He drives round and round torturing everyone with his hideous rendition of Fur Elise and It's A Small World , v similar to 80s style hold music!

    After another delicious curry we returned to find entertainment in the hotel - the Sri Lankan Business Club men were having a blast with a karaoke machine... It defied description!
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  • Day90


    August 17, 2018 in Sri Lanka ⋅ 🌬 27 °C

    Jean spent 2 days learning and having a go at kitesurfing. When you see the experienced kitesurfers on the water they make the sport look really cool and easy, as they do some of their crazy jumps and tricks.
    Jean said he finally realised why some kite surfers wear a helmet! As he didn't quite understand before 🤔 and hopefully he can continue to learn more along our trip or in Oz or France, as it's easier to transport compared to a windsurf or boat!
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    Frank Mander

    That’s awesome love to have a go

  • Day161

    Ocean calling

    December 22, 2016 in Sri Lanka ⋅ 🌙 0 °C

    After relaxing and a stroll through Kandy, I headed north west, back to the beach to have some down time over the holidays and do some snorkeling and kitesurfing.

    The drive was long and I'm happy to not be stuck in a bus, train or car for the next few days.

    I made a new friend, too, her name is Emma ;)
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    Johanne Andersen

    Oh, you can see the kites in the distance :) Cool

    Sandra Bosscher

    Perfect Skype location!!

    Merry Goes Round

    Wow, you spotted them right away, Johanne! Hopefully, I'll get to kite through the sunset one of these days ;)

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  • Day31

    Kalpityia again

    July 19, 2018 in Sri Lanka ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    Busfahrt#Tuktuk von Puttalam nach Kalpityia#Back in Kitesurfing Lanka#Stay in a Hostel#Day 1_19.7.#sehr böhiger Wind#gutes Essen#Beach Birthdayparty#Fun#Tanzen#wenig Schlaf#Day 2_ 20.7.#Hangover#Nachmittag Kiten#gute Session#Backroll#lass uns Hundebabys anschauen#coole Leute#Day 3_21.7.#selfmade Breakfast#gemütlicher Vormittag#Busfahrt nach Negombo#Read more

  • Day44


    March 8, 2018 in Sri Lanka ⋅ 🌙 30 °C

    Wieder hat es mich an den Strand befördert. Diesmal sehr abgelegen. Kalpitya ist eine trockene und heiße Gegend. Eigentlich gibt es noch keine richtige touristische Infrastruktur. Aber es hat sich die letzten Jahre gebessert. Es ist hier alles etwas teurer als sonst, da auch alles von weit hergeholt werden muss.
    Hier ist immer Wind. Deshalb gibt's hier Windräder zur Stromerzeugung. Und der Wind ist auch bei Kitesurfer beliebt. Vorteil des Windes ist, dass es trotz Hitze gut zu ertragen ist, außerdem verjagt es die Moskitos.
    Einige Tauchschulen gibt es auch. Wer ausreichend Kleingeld mitbringt, kann mit Booten rausfahren, tauchen, schnorcheln und auch Delfine beobachten.
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