Mambo's Surfers Paradise
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- Airport Transportation
- Non-smoking rooms
- Breakfast Available
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After Galle, it was a quick drive to Hikkaduwa.
Hikkaduwa has a bit of a "Khao Lak" feel but without the brand new resorts. There is a strip of restaurants and shops and our resort is quite large.
We have a great pool and ocean view from the room. On arrival, I went straight to the pool for a swim and cocktail. Tim went searching for a massage.
As we have been ...
... only international banks would accept our cards and was pointed in the right direction by a "Buddhist who just likes to help people". The Sri Lankan people that we have met so far really do fit this description. They aren't trying to sell you things or badger you, they just want to say hello, find out where you are from, ask your name, talk about cricket and make sure you are enjoying being in their country! Though as Grahame went off to get some money and ...
... been locked out- I let them in via our room (Paul oblivious to it all), however after that awakening I didn't get back to sleep and was up at 5am ready for our whale watching trip!
Sanjay from Lanka Tracker booked the whale trip by 'Raja and the Whales' as it is a good friend of his (it was who I was going to book with anyway as he had really good reviews). We were picked up by a tuk tuk driver at ...
... patient!? The rest of the evening consisted of more beers in the bar with Offie, whilst trying to avoid a different, older German couple, who insisted on joining us, trying to dominate the conversation, and mildly offending everyone with their strong views on pretty much everything. Offie escaped for a Skype, and we escaped to a bar over the road to reflect on our whirlwind adventure that was coming to an end. Briefly meeting Offie again to say our goodbyes, we then headed back to ...
We did our own little bit of celebrating over the past weekend for the Sri Lankan new year. We headed to a little town outside of Galle called Unawatuna where we met Sarah and Jenna. It was lovely catching up with the girls and hearing about what they've been up to on their travels and how their time at their project was. On Sunday we headed back to our host family as they and their neighbours invited us to join in with their new ...