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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 …
Day 3 was a short train trip (20km) south to a beach resort suburb ( Mount Lavinia) Not exactly 5 star and beach very ordinary. Got complimented on my stomach when waiting for the train back. “not too big, not too small, good size” and it wasn’t a come on. Just conversation. Seems all Sri Lankans want to talk to you and discuss if you are married, have children, where you are from ...
... is a special place. A "footprint" at the top is worshiped by Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims and Christians. But getting there is the real treat. 5,500 stone steps marked by dim fluorescent lamps form the path to the top. The lamps provide only a partial picture of the full path to the summit, for Sri Pada is best climbed at night. Starting at 2:30am, we began our ascent, stopping with increasing frequency ...
I also said if you take the bag, we’ll take the camera out because he is allowed hand luggage so it is a ridiculous situation. She allowed us to to the camera bag out which was half the size of the carry on bag … gee that achieved a lot - NOT !!
When we boarded we saw lots of local people taking on bags bigger than ours – I started to feel like we were discriminated against. In fact when drinks were handed out pre departure, ...
... of arrival in Sri Lanka (it is explained in the Arrival Pack for tourists).This was really helpful !
Since this was supposed to be a backpacking trip, I decided to try my luck using public transport )not a Taxi!) from the Airport to Colombo Fort Railway Station. I had earlier took some tips from my friend Dushan (who lives a bit in the outskirts of Colombo) on travelling to the Railway Station. A friendly Police officer outside the ...
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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