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So after our traumatic bus journey we arrived safely in Galle and hopped in a tuk tuk to take us into the fort. We liked Galle straight away with its narrow streets and old Dutch colonial buildings. The first guesthouse we stopped at was called Frangipani, and unbeknown to us was in the "mid range" section of the Lonely Planet, somehow Dom talked …
Arrived in Colombo and set off on a bus to Galle. Guesthouse is inside the walls of this old city as are many of the tourist hotels and shops. As such there is a constant barrage of venders in the street, selling "old" coins, embroidered garments.This part of Galle was saved during the tsunami because of the walls surrounding it. It is interesting …
... they showed us around the farm; they buy the eggs from the people that steal them from the beach and then bury them in the sand, when they hatch they raise them for 5-10 weeks so that they are stronger and have more chance of surviving in the sea, then they release them. They also had some rescue turtles, one had a fin missing.... It probably got caught in a propellor. The visit only made me want to work with them more and learn ...
... the sea wall for most of it taking in the views. By then it was shortly after 1pm and with nothing else to see and feeling the urge for a swim, I caught the bus back to Unawatuna and did a quick change for the beach. After some beach time, I head back to the happy hour bar, as it has a nice vibe and a decent place to watch the sunset without getting soaked by the sea. Being a Saturday night the guys working there were trying to get me to go to this, ...
... scammers and smooth talking con artist dudes approaching you every 5 mins pretending to want to be friends but then slipping in their sales pitch, which are laced with obvious lies followed by prehearsed comebacks that won't allow you to exit the convo without having to end up rudely saying Noo Noo No Thank you No and power walking off and cutting off eye contact. BUT (there is a light at the end of the tunnel) just when you are beginning to have a hard time ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
Really nice, clean guesthouse. One of the best I've stayed in all trip
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