Colombo, Sri Lanka

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In our armchair travels we’ve been traveling about Sri Lanka. Now we have arrived in Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka. In history it was a port on ancient east-west trade routes and has been ruled by the Portuguese, the Dutch and the British. It is a city with a mixture of colonial buildings, high-rises and shopping malls.

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Golf lovers will especially like the Royal Colombo Golf Club, right in the heart of the city. However even if you don’t play golf you will enjoy it here since it is a tranquil place where you can watch others tee off and relax in the natural surroundings. The scenic landscape has some rare species of flora and fauna. At one time this was a 96 acre farm. It was founded more than 130 years ago and is the second oldest Royal Golf Club located outside of the U.K. In the club…

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