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travel42 Port Guide: Colombo

Colombo travel42 Port of Call Guide

Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, is a frenetic city with good hotels, restaurants and shopping. The streets are filled with every form of transportation imaginable—buses, cars, trucks, tuk-tuks, oxcarts and pedestrians—and no one seems to follow any particular traffic rules.

The chaos is probably most evident along Galle Road, the main north-south artery in the city. At the north end of the road is the area known as the Fort, once a colonial stronghold but now the site of many govern...

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