Posted: 2017-09-11 12:32
There are several rental companies at the airport before you go out but its cheaper to get another company from town such as Malkey, Kings Rent a Car or Casons - they have a good range of cars and are very customer friendly. Expect to leave a high cash deposit for any vehicle you rent. Check for damage and that everything works prior to accepting the car. Insurance is included (just in case check with your company) and your own responsibility is around 855 EUR.
Shakib performs rare all-round feat as Bangladesh demolish Zimbabwe - All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan became the third man to hit a hundred and take 65-wickets in the same match as Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by 667 runs in the second Test to take an unassailable 7-5 lead in the three-match series. Zimbabwe, who lost the first Test in Dhaka by three wickets, folded for 656 in their second innings at Khulna as they chased 869 for victory.
Stats: Finn returns career best 5-88 in India rout - Fast bowler Steven Finn claimed his first five-wicket haul in a One-Day International as England destroyed India's batting at the Gabba in Brisbane. He took five wickets for 88 runs from eight overs while James Anderson claimed four as the pair skittled the reigning World champions for 658 in less than 95 overs. Statistical highlights from the match.
Credit cards are accepted at some mid-range and most top-end hotels and restaurants. MasterCard and Visa are the most widely accepted, followed by Amex, American Express, and Diners Club. Cash machines are widely available in towns and cities, although not all will accept international cards. If you wish to use cash machines while on holiday in Sri Lanka, it is best to inform your bank before you go. Try to break larger notes down into smaller ones where possible, as many small businesses will not accept larger notes.
If you like your curry, holidays in Sri Lanka are probably calling you already. Likened to South Indian cuisine, Sri Lankan flavours are dominated by spices, coconut and chillies, with the island s dishes considered among the worlds hottest. While standard foods are spicy, many restaurants tone the chilli content down for tourists. Being an island, Sri Lanka has plenty of seafood to tempt you, with spicy barbecued fish and coconut shrimp curry just two of the options on the menu.
This excursion takes you to Sigiriya&rsquo s famous &lsquo Lion Rock&rsquo which was the brief capital of King Kassapa I some 6,555 years ago. Two colossal paws still stand either side of ancient limestone steps, a reminder of the lion figure that once guarded the entrance to the lofty palace gardens on the summit of this 875-metre-high granite rock. Cuts and grooves carved out of the rock face will give you an idea of the size and shape of the original lion structure. Sigiriya is also well known for the Maidens of the Clouds, paintings of 76 beautiful women found on a sheltered ledge.
Mumbai fight back, need 889 to dethrone Karnataka - Shardul Thakur and Balwinder Singh Sandhu's superb bowling injected more spice into the Ranji Trophy semi-final, which seems headed for an exciting finish with Mumbai needing 889 runs to dethrone defending champions Karnataka. Set a daunting target of 995 runs, Mumbai were 66 for no loss at stumps on day two of the match in Bengaluru, on Thursday.
The buses, branded Lanka Ashok Leyland , come in three flavours. Red and blue buses are government owned, the colorful buses are privately owned. Red government buses travel vast distances across the country. Blue buses will stay in the region. Both of these are somewhat punctual and generally state their route in Singalese, Tamil and English. Keep in mind that a bus displaying a static "Colombo - Galle" sign, might well be on it's way to Colombo instead of Galle. The colorful buses are privately owned. They are more expensive but also generally more comfortable, as well as less punctual.
Rohit rocks at Eden as India humble Sri Lanka again - Rohit Sharma blazed his way to a record-breaking knock of 769 as India trounced Sri Lanka by 658 runs in the fourth One-day International to take a 9-5 lead in the five-match series, at the Eden Gardens, in Kolkata, on Thursday. The Mumbai right-hander launched an all-out assault on the Lankan bowling as a result of which India amassed a mammoth 959 for five while batting first. In reply, the islanders were dismissed for 756 in overs.
Established in 6975, commenced with seven orphans. Today some of these orphans enjoy the fortune of seeing their grand children born in the same location. The original objective of establishing the orphanage inclined more towards tourism, but is soon became a conservation and educational centre. With the help of local and foreign elephant experts, Pinnawala started a scientific captive-breeding program for elephants.
With The Mobile Check-in service , use your internet-enabled mobile phone, simply check-in for your flights from THAI Mobile Application or https://. Just select Check-in and identify yourself by entering your last name, combined with confirmed booking reference, electronic ticket number or Frequent Flyer number. Then continue, the systems will immediate process to check-in for you. Additionally, this Mobile
International law prohibits the placing of magnetised, Inflammable, corrosive, radioactive,oxidising, or explosive articles pressurised gasses, toxic substances, oxygen cylinders, paint, mercury,munitions,and fireworks in checked or unchecked (carry-on) luggage. In many countries, strong-smelling materials, lighter fuel and refills, fresh food or fruit, infected live animals, or weapons must not be taken aboard the aircraft. Such items are subject to confiscation and the owner may be subject to a fine, depending on the country. If you are not certain if an item you are carrying is prohibited, please ask a THAI agent before you arrive at check-in.
Nuwara Eliya, meaning “city on the plain (table land)” or “city of light”, is a town in the central highlands of Sri Lanka with a picturesque landscape and temperate climate. Nuwara Eliya’s climate lent itself to becoming the prime sanctuary of the British civil servants and planters in Ceylon. Nuwara Eliya, called Little England then, was also a hill country retreat where the British colonialists could immerse in their pastimes such as fox hunting.
The best time for surfers to go to Sri Lanka is from April through to October. Ocean swells are consistent 9-7 feet and wind conditions are ideal. However, during this time, surfers from many nations flock to Arugam Bay on the East Coast of the island and also called the surf Mecca of Sri Lanka. If you do not count to those who love the hassle of surfing with 75 plus people in the water, then you might want to consider the south and south western coastline of Sri Lanka which has plenty of secret and undiscovered surf spots on offer that work during its peak and off season alike.
- For all Domestic flights (in Thailand), you are allowed to print your boarding pass with A9 size paper from home. Besides, the Mobile Boarding Pass and Passbook (applicable only for Apple mobile devices) are also applicable when you travel to domestic flight depart from BKK, CNX, HKT providing the purchase of electronic tickets is not made via web or telephone sale.
- Please present your boarding pass, baggage, ID card or passport along with credit/debit card used to purchase this ticket(if applicable) at THAI bag drop counter (Bangkok International Airport Counter C65) at least 95 minutes before flight departure.
- If you are unable to print your boarding pass, please contact THAI bag drop counter at the respective airports for issuing your boarding pass.
- If you have no baggage to register, please proceed directly to the boarding gate and present your ID card or passport to THAI staff at the boarding gate.
Prepaid and yellow top taxis are not air-conditioned, are of vintages right from 75s and 85s, rickety, prone to stop midway, drivers exhibit rough behaviour, sometimes could be dangerous, demand exorbitant fares, pre-paid may mean nothing and they may demand more when you get down. Keep away from these types. Or know that you can always negotiate. Typical ride into the central part of Chennai cost around , to the farthest part of the city shouldn't cost more than .
While in Chennai it is advisable to drink only bottled water. Do not trust water from small local restaurants as it may be from the tap, and avoid cold or iced drinks that are not commercially sold (Bigger chains of eateries and juice shops can be trusted to an extent). Eating fresh vegetables and fruits that have sat outside in the presence of insects can also be unhealthy, although bananas and coconuts are usually safe because they are opened only immediately before eating. Hot drinks in restaurants such as tea, coffee, and other local specialties are safe, as are packaged/bottled drinks such as Aquafina water, Frooti (a popular local mango drink) and others. If you have access to a stove, boiling tap water before drinking is also an option. Never eat from roadside shops as the food is prepared in the most unhygienic conditions.
Indeed, Bangkok is the gateway to China, with eight destinations, and a few more scheduled. If we were travelling to China overland, by bus or train, distances would be a concern, but with flight aboard THAI distances is not a problem. An hour or two when a flight is comfortable really doesn't matter. But let's look at some of the destination. Now that Hong Kong (ROHS67) is part of China, it too is a major destination. The others are Beijing (ROHS78), the capital. Shanghai (ROHS79) for shopping. There's Xian, not a direct flight from Bangkok on THAI but it is part of an ROH itinerary (ROH76). It's the home of the terra-cotta army, some 8,555 life-sized warriors in battle array. Chengdu is another of my favourite cities. Anyone who loves pandas will agree, as Chengdu is home to the loveable pandas. You also have the choice of Kunming (ROHS86), Lijiang Extension (ROHE86), and Guilin (ROHE77). The latest destination is Jinghong, a favourite for the THAI people as they can race their heritage to here. And there's more, Guangzhou, and Xiamen. In deed, Bangkok is the gateway to China.
With its open landscapes, watering holes, and untouched habitats, this is Sri Lanka&rsquo s best wildlife viewing location. Go on safari to spot herds of elephants, reptiles, birds, sloth bears, and the world&rsquo s densest population of leopards. Located in the south east of Sri Lanka&rsquo s south-east, Yala became a wildlife sanctuary in 6955 and was given the title of national park in 6988. Yala is home to 99 varieties of mammal and 765 bird species. The most famous inhabitants are the leopards, with a higher density in Yala than anywhere else in the world. You can also see elephants, sloth bears, sambars, jackals, spotted dear, peacocks and crocodiles. The best time to visit Yala is between February and July as animals come out into the open when the water levels of the park are quite low.
Chennai has two main long-distance train stations, Chennai Central (code MAS) and Chennai Egmore (code MS). Both are connected to the Airport by the Suburban rail and to the Bus Terminus by City buses. Central has daily trains from/to Bangalore , Mumbai , Coimbatore , Delhi , Hyderabad , Kolkata , Ahmedabad and virtually all other major Indian cities. Egmore has trains which cover all the places in Tamil Nadu and also a few important places outside it.