Adam’s Peak, Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka Travel Guide – Nuwara Eliya

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General Facts Nuwara Eliya was by far my favourite place in Sri Lanka. It is however where we lived, so I admit – I’m a bit partial. Nuwara Eliya is a small town, located way up in the mountains in the south central part of Sri Lanka. In fact, it is the highest major town […]

Sri Lanka Travel Guide Jan 2000

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The People and their Island Sri Lanka, formerly known as Ceylon, is an island just off the southern coast of India (about the size of Ireland but with 18 million people). The majority are the Sinhalese, who inhabit most of the south and are Buddhists. The main minority are the Tamils, who live mostly in […]

Adam’s Peak, Sri Lanka

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The Ceylon mountain with the sacred footprint of B

327 Days in Ceylon

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My wife Rebecca and I spent 1998 in Sri Lanka, teaching English at the Worldwide Educational Institute in Nuwara Eliya. Our school had about 150 students (most post-high school age) and we taught vocational-level courses in English, computers, and business. We received a salary of Rs 9000 per month (about US$140). Most of this went […]