Gateway Airport Garden Hotel
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- Reduced mobility rooms
- Swimming pool
TravelPod Member ReviewsGateway Airport Garden Hotel Katunayake
Trying to put attention to detail, but it is a typical Middle Eastern lack of finishing things off. Also, the smell of humidity and mould pervade the country, but that is to be expected in the tropics.
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After our lunch and rest we went to the area where the babies are fed. For a few dollars donation the Mamuts (keepers/trainers) will let you feed a bottle of milk to one of the babies. No guesses for who wanted to do this. Unfortunately I did not get a photo of Sue actually feeding the elephant as it managed to down a litre of milk in 3 seconds! I did get a picture of him after his milk!
We left the orphanage about ...
... the journey is scheduled to last four hours, which extends to over six when we break down. We sit by the open doors watching the green landscape blur by and feel the climate cool as we chug up into the tea plantations. At every stop sellers of snacks and drinks board or lean through the windows. “Vadi vadi vadi” is the cry as baskets of fried lentils, savoury doughnuts and samosas are served in paper which seems to have once been someone’s calculus homework.
... our flight. We had a disappointing meal on the plane and arrived in Chennai at approximately 8:00pm. As our bus from Chennai to Mysore was not scheduled until 11pm, we decided to find a Hot Chip restaurant and have some dinner. After a quick feed at Hot Chip we were driven to the bus station where we had a two hour wait. The bus arrived on time and we boarded for our first experience on an overnight bus. - ...
... It was a great mix of levels and so nice to see them all improving. All the kids are so cute and I particularly enjoyed teaching the monks, they were cheeky & fun & loved playing games! On our last day at the the projects we threw a party for the kids with cake & games like musical chairs, much fun was had by all!
When I wasn't volunteering I filled all my free time and still there's lots I ...
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