The Icebear Guesthouse
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... having a pleasant enough time. We did observe that no one was actually conversing as this was impossible above the deafening cacophony. We left them all to it and retired to bed with our fingers crossed at the prospect of our next hotel down the road.
We need not have worried. We took a tuk tuk ride to the modestly named "Paradise Beach Resort" which was some distance from the main road down a rough path through some pleasant but basic homes. The hotel could ...
... let us teach the girls instead. This is a home run by monks. The boys and girls are taught separately, so originally we had gone in with some fairly active activities and songs to try and keep the boys more entertained, but again we could apply the same basic structure to the girls and it did mean we probably did get a better, possibly quieter deal. The game off ladders still got pretty exciting and manic though, especially as most of us volunteers were ...
... turtles to the sea as they were quite stupid and tried to waddle up the beach instead of to the sea.
From Mount Lavinia we travelled down the south coast to Hikkaduwa to go surfing! The waves were really scary big and I found it a bit tricky really, Alix had a lesson and did really well but we both got a bit frustrated by the rediculous waves that it was difficult just to go for a little swim or stand in the water! Whilst here we hired bikes ...
... in the middle, delicious!
The next morning we got up early to head off for our elephant safari. From an open jeep we got to experience the sight of plenty of elephants just meters away from the vehicle and some of them even had babies with them. On our way back from the safari we were introduced to a local fruit stand where we got to try fresh mango (probably one of the best things ever), soursop and lychee. We then continued our journey to Unawatuna that is located ...
We arrived in Colombo super early, at about 5.30, and after getting our passport stamps and bags we were officially in our country number 21!
Colombo's airport was little but nice and it had a good information center where we got maps and accommodation info. After that we were ready to go but it we had to choose between taking a cab that charged around RS 2,800 (USD 25) and waiting for a local bus that starts running at 7.00.
We got on the bus and paid RS 120 ...