Mrs Khalid's Guest House
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... to be rung as
a tsunami warning, rather disconcertingly though, the bell is missing! The boutiquey
shopping was also excellent as it was a change from the usual tea and tatt
options. We picked up some nice presents and Beckie found a delicate ring with
diamonds and a sapphire here in the gem capital of the world (not the only
place to claim that title!). In one of the jewellery shops the assistant was
converting the rupees on the ring labels to pounds for Beckie ...
... free 'breakfasts'. This morning we were presented with a delicious pancake filled with coconut and honey and a pot of coffee. Very sweet.
We caught a bus to Galle which took about 2.5hrs and after arriving at the bus station, we walked to the nearby old Dutch Fort in search of accommodation. After settling on a reasonably nice guest house, we chilled out ...
... temperature in the town is so oppressive, but spend our last full day pottering around the streets, taking in all the sights one last time, checking out museums and antique shops and buying souvenirs. It's bakingly hot, with regular stops for water and even passion fruit and pineapple ice cream just to keep us going. Peter tells us that our hotel facade needs to be repainted every three weeks to keep it looking fresh as the relentless tropical air degrades it so ...
... we are about to leave for Hikkaduwa, offer to cook us dinner, including the family that run the local grocery store up the road.- I think we have only been there four times for some odd bits of shopping, but we seem to have made a serious impression (?). - All of this genuine hospitality from people who have very little, is very humbling and kind of restores your faith in the innate goodness of most people and the extraordinary kindness of strangers.
... visiting form Colombo. From what Kelly has told me they were quite shocked by the hygiene of the place. , I gather that they are sponsors, they had a meeting with the bull dog matron Kelly happened to be there too so she she brought up the issue of cleaning. Matron says that the place gets clean four times a day, laughable. Hopefully some food will come from this. We have learned also that some of the workers have been working at the orphanage for 19, 12, 10 ...