Guide to backpacking in Sri Lanka, with travelers information on Buddhism, Shrines, Temples, Monasteries, Serendib, Ceylon, Col
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Guide to backpacking in Sri Lanka, with travelers information on Buddhism, Shrines, Temples, Monasteries, Serendib, Ceylon, Col
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Guide to backpacking in Sri Lanka, with travelers information on Buddhism, Shrines, Temples, Monasteries, Serendib, Ceylon, Col
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A comprehensive Embassy register including border-crossing requirements.

Where are they, how can they help and when can you contact them ?

U.S. Embassies and Consulates Worldwide
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Visit the Passport and Visa Professionals at:

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United Kingdom UP


    City: COLOMBO
    Mission: British High Commission
    Address: 190 Galle Road,
    Kollupitiya
    (P O Box 1433)
    Colombo 3
    Tel: (94) (1) 437336-43
    (94) (1) 451924-6
    Fax: (94) (1) 430308
    (94) (1) 335803 (Consular/Visa)
    E-mail: bhc@eureka.lk
    Hours: Mon-Thur: 02:00-11:00
    Fri: 02:30-07:30 (Visa Section)
    Mon-Thurs: 02:00-05:30
    Fri: 02:30-04:30

    City: COLOMBO
    Mission: British Council
    Address: 49 Alfred House Gardens
    (P O Box 753)
    Colombo 3
    Tel: (91) (1) 581171/2
    Fax: (91) (1) 587079
    E-mail: inquiries@britcoun.lk

United States UP


    City: COLOMBO
    Mission: U.S. Embassy
    Address: 210, Galle Road,
    Colombo 3,
    Sri Lanka
    Tel: (94-1) 448-007
    Fax: (94-1) 437-345
    Hours: 08:00-16:30 (US Citizens)

Guide to backpacking in Sri Lanka, with travelers information on Buddhism, Shrines, Temples, Monasteries, Serendib, Ceylon, Col
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Ambulance, Fire and Police numbers are listed. Marine, Mountain and Consulate (24Hr) Emergency numbers to follow, where applicable.

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This section will help you assess the potential risks and plan the precautions you need to take both before you go and once you are away.

Worldwide protection for backpackers of all nationalities:
World Travel Center!

Travel health issues tackled from every angle at:
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Fit for Travel
Travel Health Online

Up-to-date country advice for all travellers:
U.S. Safetynet
U.K. Safetynet



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bakpaka is in the process of researching accessibility for ALL travellers worldwide.

The information being collated reflects the standards and facilities available concerning transport, accommodation, places of interest, leisure pursuits and communication.

Airport facilities and much more at:
World Airport Guide

Students!!! Save now with the ISIC or ISE Card. Discounts on hotels, transportation, museums and more all over the world:
ISE Cards
and
ISIC Cards

It's good to talk, with over 2,500 languages worldwide:
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General and country specific tips for backpackers, including things to do and see. We are looking for your input, so email tips & anecdotes letting your fellow backpackers and us know what's happening out there!!!

If you would like to become an author, please email us:
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ECOTOURISM
Responsible travel to natural areas, which conserves the enviroment and sustains the livelihood of local people.

Visit the CI Ecotourism Section of The Ecotravel Centre at:
Ecotourism

For tailor-made experiences take the Travel Link to:
Wildland Adventures

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What to see and where to find it:
Tourist Attractions

News and comment from around the world:
World News Asia

Guide to backpacking in Sri Lanka, with travelers information on Buddhism, Shrines, Temples, Monasteries, Serendib, Ceylon, Col
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This section will develop into a comprehensive guide to current weather and seasonal trends experienced in this country, and advise on weather related issues affecting places of interest.

Current regional conditions and forecasts:
Weather Asia

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bakpaka is compiling a hostel and budget accommodation guide to suit your needs. In the meantime why not check out the worldwide accommodation options below and through our travel link

The booking system operated by The International Youth Hostel Federation:
IBN

The Hostelz guide to Hostels
The Tripavisor guide to Worldwide Accommodations

A comprehensive Cyber Café register is currently under construction.


The most comprehensive guide on the net:
Cyber Cafes

Here's a selection operating in this country:

    Speed
    57,Galle Road, Colombo 4,
    Colombo 00400, Sri Lanka.
    Tel: 94 1 597737
    Fax: 94 74 513335
    Email: infolgo@slt.lk
    Cost/Hour: US$2.80
    Hours: 09:00-21:00

    The Surfboard
    Taj Samudra Hotel,
    25, Galle Face Centre Road,
    Colombo 3,
    Sri Lanka.
    Tel: 94 1 446622
    Telex: 21729 Tajlan Ce / 22222 Tajlan Ce
    Fax: 94 1 446348

    Surfcity Internet Cafe
    Unawatuna,
    Sri Lanka.
    Email: surfcity@itmin.com
    Cost/Hour: Rs. 500

    The Cafe@Inter.Net

    941 Galle Road, Colombo 81 3,
    Colombo 081 30 Sri Lanka
    Tel: 94 1 508548
    Fax: 94 1 508616
    Email: leon@isplanka.lk
    Cost/Hour: Rs.180 (US$2.50)
    Hours: 10:00-24:00 (daily)
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bakpaka is in the process of building a Travel Information Centre. In the meantime updated travel advice can be found at the following addresses:

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