Hanthi Guest House
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... definitely no getting off and looking or driving off that quickly. People do regularly walk up and down the tracks here, and there is also lots of crossings, and most seem to cross the tracks rather than go across the foot bridge at stations. The tracks aren't live but there is obviously still the danger of the actual train itself. Sunday night felt rather weird as Lauren was leaving early Monday morning so lots of packing and some crying. Next week will feel rather ...
Being a lazy tourist is a convenient title for the day's events. After a lazy ol' breakfast we decided to enrol the services of a taxi as to make the most of the day, otherwise we'd have to wait around until 2.30 for the daily train to Mirissa via Weligama. This journey was pricey, smooth, quick, and apart from the constant insanity of the bus drivers over here, was ...
... to establish themselves.
Seafood restaurants, bars and cafes sit along the beach offering much of the same thing but a few stand out places:
- Full Moon- great red wine (difficult to find in Sri Lanka), lovely prawns and reasonable prices, Italian restaurant
- Happy Banana- the BEST fresh calamari- garlicky, lemony, peppery sauce and fragrant fish curries
- Chilli Bongo Cafe- 700rupees/£3.50 for a whole range of cocktails
... the place was deserted.
After some haggling by Georgina (she may suck at early starts, but excels at getting bargains) we got ourselves a nice room near the lighthouse.
Setting off for a wander, we found the place continued the feel of eerily European, we figured out why everything was closed and deserted: Poya day. Full moon marks the opportunity for yet another day off for Sri Lankans.
We wandered the empty streets, strolled along the town walls, ...
... where we were bounced back and forth, meeting someone higher in rank along the way, only to be told in the end that we had to go to a neighbouring police station twenty minutes away. Again at Galle station it was the same thing, only to be sent back to the original station we'd just come from - feel my pain!
Eventually I got some time from a high ranking officer that kind of reminded me of Colonel K from Dangermouse. To be fair he was quite nice and sympathetic of ...