Mama's Galle Fort
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... a bit of a trek for so short a time but his decision obviously. It was while we were chatting that I spotted the monkey you can see in the photo who was only a few feet away and obviously quite unconcerned by the humans around.
I shall use my VT tip here to explain all about the extremely swish hotel which left me feeling horribly underdressed just as I had in Colombo with Treshi (see previous post).
"Let's get one thing absolutely straight at ...
... The owners
don't really want people cooking here although you are welcome to bring your own food back and consume it. There are tea and coffee making facilities.
A word about the bathrooms. There is one double room that has an en-suite but the rest of the rooms use the two facilities mentioned. I should mention that the friendly staff keep them spotless and as there are only a potential seven people using them I never had to
wait for ...
... the mother was the chef while the son and daughter were serving. The food was a delicious selection of traditional Sri Lankan vegetable curries which turned out to be quite hot! The next day in Galle was spent wandering the streets, visiting the churches and museums as well as sampling the many quirky cafés. Topped off by watching the sunset with a beer at the Rampart ...
... was run by volunteers and started 18 years ago. It was very basic and run on a shoestring. It also relied on help from tourists and British sponsors to keep going. It was all very interesting, seeing them deal with Green, Hawksbill and Leatherbacks. All eggs were brought from local egg hunters, who used to sell the eggs for food, but now sell to this project. They are then hatched and returned to the sea, after a few days. They also rescue injured turtles and care ...
... well advised by the owner as to the best possible tour available. We went with him int the end in terms of tour operator and we were set for a 6:30am start tomorrow. All these things done by 11:30am. loving the progression.
Sitting on the beach I observed something that I too saw in India. all the european white women - young and old in fact, who seek romance from the young local Sri Lankan men! And the men with their ...
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