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... the opportunity to visit an international sports venue was too much to resist. Cricket is as important in Sri Lanka as it is in India and this ground has a special place in the hearts of supporters of the great game as it was totally destroyed by the dreadful tsunami of 2004.
It since been restored and is being used again for test matches seeing many famous cricketing feats performed by the great and good of the game. Whilst we wandered unchallenged about ...
... get out of Colombo and onto the highway, which was a great new road. We stopped at Bentota, a beach that is still rather quiet and small but with a couple of huge resorts on it. The beach was quite different, there were palm forests that you could walk through along the sand! It was late in the afternoon by the time we left so we decided to go straight to Mirissa. The roads weren't as good as we had expected, however, and it ended up taking us quite a few hours ...
Several things stroke me about Galle, which we leave tomorrow to head back to Colombo for the cricket. First of all, we had a much, much better time here than we might have done. What got nearly ruined on arrival by Muslim scam boy, who we have bumped into several times since and who seems to have no shame, was saved by finding this beautiful flat called the Loving Nest. It has it's own website and deserves a look. We met the Italian owner ...
... platter, toast and name and tea/coffee. It has been a lovely stay here at Mirissa, very relaxing, good food and nice weather. For our next stop - bus to Galle should only be an hours journey and hopefully we will get a seat! The bus to Galle cost $1.20 for both of us and there were plenty of seats ... There seem to be lots of buses coming this way. Got to see the stilt fishing guys along the way plus some other beaches as the bus drives along the coast. Unfortunately there is no ...
... name of any species we came across. The highlight of the day was our encounter with a green vine snake, mildly poisonous only so we can handle it for a few minutes. It is tiny like a green bean but changes colour in contact with our warm skin to silver. We also see many lizards and spiders, some birds, a mongoose, some millipedes and a couple of black squirrels. We had three dog companions that followed us the whole day (to which I gave a bit of my ...