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Unawatuna ia a gem of a beach town on the SW coast. In 2004 the 26 Decmber tsunami that killed 300,000 first struck here, but the death toll of 10,000 paled in comparison to N. Sumatra (230,000). A train full of people were struck by the wave and all killed, the train carried 300 meters inland off the track.
Sri Lanka's shoreline mangrove …
... of its life. We can only imagine it now but its a nice place to relax and watch the sun set. We try curd and honey for the first time and are surprised that we quite enjoy the sour, creamy and sweet dish. After a few soft drinks we decide to stay for dinner and as its our last night I treat myself to jumbo prawns with yellow rice and chips. Two prawns the length of my dinner plate are sliced in half and almost look like a small lobster. The meat is sweet and ...
... sauce and Claire and I had peppercorn. I struggled to eat it all. They also included a dessert, all this for £7.50 each!! We had wine, which was great and a few beers and G n T's - a really great meal with great company.
I am so glad my appetite is back to normal!
Martin and I decided 3 nights was enough at Brinkhouse and as he is doing the PADI course I need a better hotel if I am spending time alone, we just happened to pop into Neptune Bay hotel, ...
... and he wouldn't stir, the moment we opened the front door he'd be up and walk down to breakfast with us....the perfect four legged companion.
Towards the end of our stay the weather started to change and monsoon season was definitely hitting, we were having massive thunderstorms each night and woke up to it still pouring down with rain, so now sunbathing was out we googled and looked in LP for some sort of ...
... I was here. A number of aid organizations are
noble and endeavor to only put the people back to where they were before
the disaster. There are many more washing in money, however, who drive
around in $100000 trucks, stay in fancy hotels and compete with each
other to show who is the biggest donor. Many times they buy things that
are totally impractical for the local populace. I’ve heard a number of
stories about people who have scammed the aid system ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Clean room,comfy bed, knowledgeable staff. Near the beach, fan room, excellent mosquito net.
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