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Travel Blogs from Negombo
... members by being away. It's funny how things work out sometimes.
keep in mind I have been traveling without an end date and well beyond my original plan so supplies are starting to run low or more accurately non existent. I left my travel towel in Hanoi Vietnam (start of December) and have been unable to find a suitable replacement other than a sarong that also doubles as beach towel, shawl and blanket. Most guest houses don't provide towels or sheets and I've ...
... in what the place smells like.
My plan, if you could call it that, was to get to Fort Station and get a train to Mount Lavinia, then head for the hotel. It was still too early to check in but I thought that travel time would get me close to that. It is probably just as well this plan did not come to fruition as Mount Lavinia is actually a couple of miles past where I am staying. They advertise it being in Mount Lavinia as ...
Prior to yesterday's rant, I left you after a waterlogged morning hike on Horton Plains. Well, it was a long day and the train to Kandy decided to make things more difficult by not stopping at the right station. However, when I got off the train I noticed three other backpackers and asked if they wanted to share a tuk tuk to Kandy. I ended up sharing with Carina, an Austrian who had already booked accommodation as well (unlike me). See, this is the beauty of backpacking ...
... ie. immersing ourselves in the culture, of course) and then went out for dinner in the posh part of town where we splashed out on a nice dinner and some red wine (so sorry if there is a few spellimg errors...!). We are now back at the BnB and dreading the early start - but looking forward to Singapore! The flight is at 2pm so we should be there in the afternoon, hopefully in time to have a sip or two on some some drinks in Raffles…. ...
... we did meet a few English people and enjoyed chatting with them. It was good to hear English as we realised it has been a while since we have had conversations with native English speakers.
Now we have travelled back to Negombo to be near the airport ready for our flight to Kochi in India. As we will only have a couple of weeks there we have booked a Birding trip with a Driver/Guide for 6 days so I hope it lives up to expectations. Will let you know in the next blog.
- Free parking