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... Before taking the bus to Unawatuna I had some delicious lemon sorbet as well :) We got to Unawatuna in good time as it's not that far from Galle. We had booked the hotel we were originally meant to stay in the weekend that I went to Sig. It was a lovely peaceful hostel, close enough to easily walk to the beach but far enough away that it was quiet whilst still being close to the main road. There was fish at the bottom of the stair case and a little garden as well, which added ...
Because of how the dates worked out, I only had one day at work (Thursday) after getting back from Nuwara Eliya before going away again for the weekend, to a beach resort on the south-east coast called Unawatuna.
On the seven hour journey down, we stopped at a lovely temple. It is the only temple with a stupa (dome, usually closed or reserved for monks) that tourists can enter. Unfortunately, I couldn't remember the rules about when you ...
... have a historic Dutch fort and be quite historic. We take our second ride on a tuk, tuk, no where near as bad as Bangkok, but still interesting as the cars have not heard of catalytic converters! The tuk, tuk driver tells us of a factory that makes nice things and guess what, he wants to take us there, we don't really have much choice but we play along, as we figure the driver will get some commission. Once inside it's more of a posh jewellery ...
... day we could arrange. I traveled to Batuwanthudawa, first by bus and then tuk tuk. This was some ten kilometers north of Galle in the rice paddies. His house was actually on a small “island”. There the five houses in total on this island and they all belonged to his extended family and was idyllic. Each house was surrounded by fruit trees with monkeys and birds everywhere. The island was even named after this family. One of his neighbour even had ...
... a yelling match with him till he sulked off tail between his legs. YWCA was way to expensive and the staff were awful. Not helpful at all. Only stayed there one night went to cheaper super friendly hostel. Chennai is known for its Cinemas. So we went and checked out "OZ" 3-D movie theater was 5 star! Best seats, nice plush leather recliners. And Indians watch movie completely different clapping and laughing ...