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FIRST IMPRESSIONS Is there such a thing as a good flight? No matter how exciting a trip overseas can be, the fact that the first part of the journey is spent in a cramped seat surrounded by strangers - in this case a geeky Hobbit loving Malaysian and an Australian Visa hoping Pakistani, add to the flavour of a trip. Both flights were fine, good …
... I have experienced just a little of the long history and rich culture, meeting, greeting and watching the people (and animals) going about their daily lives, absorbing the splendour of palaces and temples, wondering at the vibrant colours of the costumes, finely crafted gems and abundance df fresh flowers. The whole was enhanced by the knowledgeable and always ...
... as a zebra which is Dylan's favourite. Further along the coast we see men fishing on stilts in the crystal clear water. The other side of the road shows houses and hotels destroyed by the Tsunami.
We arrive at Galle Fort and are all looking forward to a wander. Galle Fort, in the Bay of Galle, on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, was built first in 1588 by the Portuguese, then extensively fortified by the Dutch ...
... Temple is located in Colombo 02 near Beira Lake. This is a Buddhist temple which completes with Image house, Bodhi tree (Ficus religiosa) and the monastery complexes. This temple received much attention during Nawam Perahera festival in February every year. .
05, the FortAt present, there is no real fort that we can see. But of course the major Sri Lankan port, Banks, and hotels are the major things we can see here. Dutch Museum ,Grand Oriental ...
... I befriended some English-Indian dude who is the only other resident at my dilapidated hotel. He is the mysterious sort, plagued by some vague depression and huge bags under his eyes from what I assume is caused by nightmares of 'her little face slipping into the water'. On the plus, he knows how to haggle, putting on an affected Indian accent when it's time to get to rock bottom prices. He tried ...
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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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