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... as well for the same price which I can wear another day at the conference and which could also double as a puppy show dress if needed. I had to get some shoes too as I needed some with a heel. Again these can be sourced cheaply along with some jewellery. The others had training that afternoon and as I wasn't travelling till Saturday morning, I had a bit more chill time and went and got my eyebrows threaded, which wasn't too painful and cost 120rs (60p). Not ...
... new' Tuk Tuk and he showed us the sights. We stopped off at one of Sri Lanka's oldest churches, the second floor of a random hotel with view of our ship (plus cranes, cargo and the Costa Deliziosa which was also docked). A small store selling refreshments where he bought us both a Carlsberg for the journey.
We then stopped somewhere random, so we got off and went over this bridge to a small island, surrounded by a lake ...
... square with some nice monuments and also some guys with snakes which Maureen gave a wide berth to ;-) Got back to the ship around 12:30 and dumped the stuff in the cabin and went for lunch in the Orangery. Then we went off and to the small market which always seem to spring up in these ports, got a couple of pressies and then went back on the ship and up to deck 13. Bit warm up there so only there for half an hour or so then a cool dip in the pool ...
... on its head. The DBU is actually a members only club, but they have the VOC (which stands for East India Company in dutch) cafe, which is open to the public. We ordered two Lamprais to takeaway and a couple of interesting fruit juices for the walk back. My drink, was a mix of coconut water, lime, mint & a natural syrup, which I have forgotten the name of. It was very refreshing. Kim opted for a mixed fruit juice and was equally ...
... but if you don't have the exhibits then it is not a Museum.
Again I shall include my VT tip to give you more of an idea of the place.
"In the centre of the bustling, noisy and marginally manic Pettah
(market) area of Colombo stands the rather fine building you see in the
main image which houses the Dutch Period Museum. It is a building with
quite an interesting history and dates to the very late ...
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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