Paradise Road Tintagel Colombo
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... I already have my souvenir AND my birthday present!!!
AT 15:00 we head to the train station....what a mess! Super vintage old trains, beautiful, lots of people in very colourful clothes...I get some water and mangosteens for in the train and we settle for a very bumpy ride in a coach that seems to have too many springs......I wonder who will be sick first because on top of that we are going backwards....Should be arriving in Anura in about 4 1/2 hours....
... monsatary with giant buddha statues with actual relics inside them (relics are the bones and/or hair of Buddha himself).
We left Archas after 5 days headed to Sigiriya, in another very cheap taxi. Will be sad to leave the incredible Sri Lankan soaps where someone gets slapped in every episode (usually followed by Archa shouting "good shot" or similar), the array of fantastic curries and all the family stuff, but very excited to begin our holiday in earnest.
... not to queue and instead had a cheeky "BigMac McChicken" in MaccyDs which disappointingly didnt have BigMac sauce, but was open and had AC. Score.
Driver to Dambulla- Sunday 26th May
After waiting 35 mins for toast, we were picked up by our driver Jaga. He navigated through post festival traffic pointing out fruit bats chilling in a tree, and stopping by the road to allow us to try red bananas (tastes sweeter than yellow ones and apparently "good for men") ...
... now ramble on about some of the stuff we discovered... skip to the next entry if you want to save yourself a long read!
Sri Lankans like their food, it’s served up in vast quantities, of which the main constituent is rice. It tends to be rice and curry for every meal of the day, though the main meals are breakfast and lunch, dinner is less important. The more spice the better, and it took me a week to realise that the term ‘devilled’ ...
... in Sri Lanka! My relief was palpable, and away we were whisked to our hotel. We had splashed out and booked a room at the Hilton, which was in the heart of Colombo's old city. It was a stones throw from Galle Face Green, where we spent the next night with seemingly thousands of local Sri Lankans and tourists alike. It was a hive of activity, street vendors selling local delicacies from their carts, kites everywhere, all with the backdrop of a crimson Indian ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking