Mama's Galle Fort
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... med already in Kandy and not really enjoying this
placement I decided to switch after one week to community medicine.
In the afternoons, Beckie and I explored some of the
other sites near Galle. The Hundungoda Tea Estate was a highlight. When we
arrived an old man took us on a tour of the gardens, showing us the tea, rubber
and pepper crops they grow. Tea and rubber being some of Sri Lanka’s biggest
exports. Complimentary cake (as stale as ever) ...
... tropical climes, and now we're crispy idiots too!
We departed Unawatuna this morning, and took a blessedly short 20-minute bus ride to Galle (pronounced "Gawl"), a Dutch walled fort town. More accurately, I should say we returned here...this is where we spent the better part of 3 hours trying to find an ATM on Saturday. Anyway! This walled fort town was built by the Dutch in the 17th century, and handed over to the British in the ...
... midnight flight to Mumbai, made even more interminable by the fact that there are no bars or restaurants at the airport, just little sandwich stands. And then all the joys of Indian immigration again at 3am just so that we can check into an airport hotel for 18 hours before our Virgin Atlantic flight back to London in the early hours of Saturday morning. Sri Lanka and Kerala have been truly amazing but now the dream is over and winter is coming. Farewell to all, and happy ...
... floor. It was rather empty and the music was trance, but the beach was lovely and there were fireworks at midnight marking Christmas Day! It started to rain, though only lightly. We stayed a couple of hours and met some Swedish people who were really lovely. I was quite cold and tired, so went home around one I think, but a couple of the others stayed up all night moving to another party. Christmas Day I woke up and went for a swim with Kieran, I ...
... with a room to let. The room turns out to be a flat, 'The Loving Nest', decorated with bows and fine art and for £12 a night. The girl who shows us it is delightful, the complete opposite of pushy, totally non-hassly. We take it. We can't believe our luck. What a turnaround.
Its right by the famous (to me) Galle cricket ground. We take a visit, the security guard lets us in to take pictures, and it's a dream come true for me. The scene is ...