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Day 32 : Mirissa to Hikkaduwa : 15/10/15
Andy was heading to Galle and I was heading to Hikkaduwa (not too far after), so we decided to share a tuk tuk that the hostel organised for us. The journey was fun and right along the coast, which made it even better. I had really wanted to visit a place called Unawatuna, so I was pleased that the drive took us right through the town. We arrived in Galle at about 9 and it then turned out that the driver had no idea where Andy's hostel ...
... and baggage. If you fancy treating yourself to a last minute washing machine or tumble dryer these guys will bag it up and ship it off for you in double quick time, it makes a refreshing change from Chanel, Gucci and all the other duty free nonsense.
I had a cunning plan to get us all cheaply from Columbo down to our guesthouse in Mirissa which failed to take into account the complete unpredictability of all local buses and trains . We took a taxi to ...
... getting off after me at unawatuna. There were two Austrian guys who didn't seem to have much of a plan, but after listening to what I had to say from my intense researching, they decided to get off at hikkaduwa. We found accommodation together, they shared the double bed and I would have a mattress on the floor. It was really great to meet new people too - it's surprisingly easy too! We had a great early dinner - I had really strong garlic prawns ...
... I perched myself on my baggage by a window . Hawkers selling goodies wound their way through the passengers doing brisk business.There were coconut slices , tamarind, local savories, cold drinks et el . The passengers were well-mannered ,no jostling, pushing or pinching ; in fact one gentleman offered me his seat well ahead of his station.
Every shortfall of the train journey was made up by the scenery outside. The trained wound itself along the ...
... outside the room and saw something moving from the corner of my eye. It was huge, at least 2 metres! I plucked up the courage to get close to it and take a video. The guest house owner came out and told me not to worry as it wasn't harmful. However about ten minutes later I saw him running away from it. At this point I locked myself in the room until Luke came back. The next day was my 30th birthday and we'd arranged a cooking course at the Dewmini Roti shop in the ...