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... We hadn’t seen or set foot on a beach in 14 weeks!
We spent our first afternoon in Sri Lanka lazily walking down the beach feeling the warm sand between our toes, finally breathing in fresh air and hearing the sound of the waves crashing. What can I tell you, it was perfection. We could finally feel the serenity.
It was in those first few moments that we knew with certainty that your birthplace was going to have the same impact on us ...
... created by a volcano that erupted thousands of years ago. It is the largest lake in Bali measuring 8km long and 3km wide. The view from the Mount Batur along with the lake is one of the most scenic views in the area. Lake Batur is considered sacred and is dedicated to the Goddess Dewi Danu.
PuraUlun Danu Batur
Pura Ulun Danu Batur is the second most important temple in Bali, after Besakih due to its association with Lake Batur, ...
What a trip
What a place
The food, the people, the weather, the scenery, the fruit trees, the animals, the culture, the history...I could go on!
We only had 5 nights to explore so we will probably be returning to explore the other parts of this beautiful country in the future!
We stayed in Negombo, a short 15 minute taxi ride from Colombo airport, slightly confusing as Colombo (the capital) is actually about a 45 minute drive and Negombo is nearer to ...
... further and we found ourselves at the bottom end of Lewis Place and so we continued the walk until we got back to our guest house. Not exactly the restful afternoon that we planned - but some wonderful local scenes ......
After a cold bottle of Lion beer we headed out to dinner. All the restaurants in Lewis Place are for tourists - the one we ate at did a decent meal. It was certainly the first restaurant we had been to this trip with 100% non ...
... piece of luck!
We soon slipped into a gentle routine of walking along the beach into the adjoining coves, lunching on fresh tropical fruit in the restaurant. Our afternoons often induced pleasant slumbers by the sea, there were delicious curries in the evenings and of course swimming in the warm and calm waters of our lagoon.
Mirissa is famous for whale watching as the area off shore is part of an important migratory route for Blue Whales. The ...