Sachal Mir's Bed & Breakfast
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Travel Blogs from Negombo
... seafood platter. All local catch, nothing fried, all fresh, little lobsters, crab, prawns & calamari all washed down with a gigantic LION beer.
So... yesterday we spent the day touring around, but maintaining Negombo as our base. We traveled about 90 mins out from Negombo and visited a coconut plantation. We drank various stages of coconut juice and one was disgusting, like fermented yaks milk! But, interesting stuff and I now have a ...
... it is a German themed establishment and so in I wandered for a look round. I sat at the bar and noticed that there was draught beer which is somewhat of a rarity in Sri Lanka with bottles and cans being the preferred options. I ordered my then usual Lion lager (now changed to Three Coin which I had not discovered then and now prefer) and had a bit of a look round. It was certainly busy enough with well-heeled Sri Lankan business people in for lunch. ...
... letting people on until there was not an inch of space left. Then it headed off. You would think that the people standing up would be getting off the bus fairly early on the trip and that it would empty out a bit. But no such luck, most of the people stayed in for at least 3 hours. They certainly know how to endure long trips.
Well Negombo wasn't as bad as I'd imagined. Its a pretty place with a string ...
... pointed out the relevant spot across the road where it departed.
OK, I had that sorted now so it was beer time. I looked around and saw what was obviously some sort of eating / drinking place through a wire fence and headed for it. It seemed to be full of soldiers, airmen, policemen and various airport workers all tucking into various foods and slugging down soft drinks. I didn't see anything in the way of beer, which was a worry. I enquired and ...
... to go exploring tomorrow (well actually in a couple of hours! ) Our room is very basic in the b&b but it has mozzie nets and air con which are necessities! Even though we arrived in the middle of the night, the heat and humidity really hit me! The taxi driver said it has been raining at night but sunny in the day so if it carries on like that I will ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking