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Galle is all about its walls. It's a pleasantly touristy sort of place, perfect as a first introduction to Sri Lanka. Originally the major port of the island, until it was superseded by Colombo in the 19th century, both the Portuguese and the Dutch established defensive positions, which form the base of the picturesque Fort or old town. When the British took it over, all they had to do was add a clock tower, which still shows ...
... with a reputedly good company here, so hope it will be OK. Going to be a long tedious day and hopefully we won't be held up with any landslips. Are flying back on Tuesday though, unfortunately couldn't fly there as flights only once a week to Bumthang. Bumthang is apparently lovely, little Switzerland they call it, with 4 valleys, so planning on doing some good day walks.
So I had better go and get myself organised.
... from their sparkly white uniforms.
Around the fort walls, people were out walking and flying kites. Not so many tourists, just locals enjoying themselves. We saw a number of couples having their wedding photos taken up on the walls too. Jan asked one couple if we could take pictures – they were very happy to oblige – a change form the "sneaky GoPro pics".
I’m glad the decision ...
... the past 20 minutes... I still have my wet wipes... Too bad they've been made redundant by my clothing.... And I didn't even get the gifts I was searching for. (Sorry in advance to all who might be wondering what you're getting as gifts from my expedition... The blog is it, unless I find something worth getting between my hotel and the airport tomorrow). More people piled on the bus... We were a pack of wet dogs, on a bus, in Colombo. What a wild way to spend my last night in Sri ...
... Galle beyond the fortress walls before we reach our chosen beaches.
On the first day we head to Unawatuna, our journey delayed by the ever-escalating demands of work filling our inboxes. But we make it there by lunchtime, finding a backpacker's resort of shabby guesthouses and restaurants advertising rooms to rent, alongside souvenir shops and places touting scuba diving, river safaris and whale watching.
The nicest place to spend the day is ...