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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 …
... by debris. Estimations based on the state of the shoreline and a high-water mark on a nearby building place the tsunami 7.5 to 9 meters above sea level and 2 to 3 meters higher than the top of the train.
I also filmed Bruno interviewing the widow of a stilt fisherman but sadly, the passing diesel traffic was so loud, ...
... town of Galle. From there a 4km tuk tuk ride saw us into Unawatuna and down a quieter side street which quickly turned into a scene from Bali. A small windy street littered with nothing but various tourist offerings and promise's of fresh seafood and cold beer. After some additional directions from fellow tuk tuk drivers,our's arrived at the Primrose guesthouse and as the usual Kate inspected the rooms whilst I stayed with the bags at the tuk tuk in case we needed to make ...
... Sri Lankan babies which Soph was drooling over. After a brief drink at the so called place to be on a Friday night.... we were sufficiently horrified by Western women throwing themselves at Sri Lankan men and Sri Lankan men throwing themselves at the poor guy we were with, and went home to bed!
So today we're just hanging around waiting for our airport transfer which we're getting at midnight! Safe to say haven't particularly liked Unawatuna, it ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsFrangipani Tree Unawatuna
Really nice, clean guesthouse. One of the best I've stayed in all trip
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