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Mt Lavinia Hotel is a grand and quite expensive hotel and was previously the British Governor's residence before being converted to this beautiful hotel. I was there for only 2 days and in that time, there were 6 weddings & 3 homecomings ( kind of post honeymoon welcome home ceremony). I am sure there is multiple wedding videos with me trying to skulk past in the background of these magnificent and elaborate weddings.
One of the naughty Governors, unbeknownst ...
... they all seemed happy that they have somewhere. Generally it was fairly clean as well. We had the girls from the other Homestay over at ours for dinner tonight, was delicious and is nice to go round to each other's houses, we do all get on really well anyway. We also had to do a bit more lesson planning, which mainly included drawing space objects then cutting them out, as we are going to to get the kids at the special needs school to colour them in ...
Well no pirate attack last night ;-) Room service breakfast at 9 on this our 2nd of 4 sea days. There's quite a bit going on today which interests us but we'll start with an hour or so up in the sun :-) We've been tramming along at over 22 knots since we finally left Colombo and crossed the equator again last night so only one more crossing to go. Might end up going to one of the dancing ...
... bottled water. We had been told to expect the worst, old buses with hard seats no air con, they could be dirty etc. so it was nice to get such nice coaches. Not many tourist have been here of late because if the war and things have slipped a bit. Our guide explained that the country had been set back about 10 years just because of the fighting, added to that the Tsunami and it's easy to understand. Our journey takes us out of Colombo, ...
We got up in the morning looking forward to doing some shopping….and finding some sun screen. We realized there was some kind of ceremony going on at the Presidential Palace. We could hear drums and music coming from outside and we could see military personnel lined up in the courtyard of the Palace. It was a great view from our room but we decided to walk over and get a little closer to the action. We stood right outside the gates and watched as a military parade went by. ...