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Travel Blogs from Galle
... squirrels who nested rather bizarrely in the air conditioner.
Mr Batu had been given his model train set by a German from Leverkusen just over ten years ago when he retired from the national rail company as a train driver. He had a large collection of 40 engines and over 100 carriages, plus stations, a turn table and many extras. In a spare room, he and his son had built a replica of a stretch of track built by the British that he said was a ...
... I get too hot and my arms go numb. Enough complaining. Once our berth was free we made our was into Galle I didn't have too much to do as they already had fenders on the key side - I had got them out and in place - a good practice run I guess. With immigration safely on board doing their thing we next had the assisted climbs: to allow those who need or may need extra help, they either go up the mast with a extra safety rope and a member ...
... of the remaining cloud cover through the sky, silhouetting the rabble of tourists who had gathered atop one of the bastions. It made for a great photo opportunity. After this, Brontė's mum had all the senior management of Amangalla (mostly Sri Lankans) round for dinner as a farewell, since she's leaving the post next week, and Brontė and I grabbed some delicious curry before heading off to Wijaya to see if anything was going on. It wasn't, but we sat out having a few ...
... an hour's sleep, and I made my way to bed. The next morning had yet another treat in store - breakfast at Amangalla, the hotel which is managed by Brontė's mum. This is a boutique hotel with an outstanding reputation, and rather than being a purpose-built resort, it is found in a former Dutch colonial garrison building right in the middle of the Fort, which for me sets it apart from other boutique resorts for having its own unique historical and architectural ...
... like before, but I don't see very much damage remaining and they say that new construction is of better planning and quality in New Galle (not the old Galle Fort which sits much higher on a promontory) and the surrounding beach areas. We noticed painted signs on some of the fishing boats that said they were donated by various organizations. The one I read was from a Lions Club in Berlin Germany, but there were many ...
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- Room service
- Free parking
- Pets allowed