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I arrived in and made it through customs a bit after 2am and as expected, my driver was not there. I took the time to set up a SIM card (a lot easier than it was in India to do so it seems), call the hotel and get some money out. There was trouble finding him still, as he was waiting outside the airport a little way down rather than inside as I'd …
Arrived in Sri Lanka about 6am and sailed through customs and the airport collecting our first bit of 'closed currency' enroute to the 'big blue 187 bus' which was exactly where my little scrap of paper said it would be and we boarded paying our 110 LKR (50p) each for our hour trip in air-con style to the capital, Colombo, arriving in the hustle ...
Karl and I both awoke on our first day at sea after our trek with sore muscles in our legs -- especially our thighs. We still did our normal sea day activities, but were careful not to strain our already sore legs in the gym. We also decided to skip the show and go to the pool and hot tub in the evening. The next day was pretty much the same, except that I went to a cooking class with celebrity guest chef, Jehangir Mehta. Jehangir has been on the Iron Chef TV show ...
... I decide to take a dip in the lake, immersing myself into the warm, fresh waters like a baptismal pilgrim. I hop out again pretty damn quickly however when my feet touch the bottom and sink deep into an incredibly slimy bed of mud at the same time as some kind of creature slithers against my leg. God knows if it's a fish or a snake but it breaks my blissed-out trance and has me back on dry land within seconds. After breakfast we sadly have to pack our bags ...
We went to a roof top bar also which was nice (and deserted of course). They had happy hour cocktails so that always ends in me seeing how many I can fit into the timeframe. And considering how boring Colombo is, we drank quite a few to compensate.
On the Lonely Planet’s recommendation we walked around the old city centre to get a glimpse of what it was like. As usual the Lonely Planet again mislead us, the place ...
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Galle Face Court 2, flat 50, Colombo | 3 star b&bfrom $65
- Shame about the construction!
- Great Location
- Worn out, but great travel desk