Apa Villa Thalpe
Travel Blogs from Galle
... particularly here, to get to know the patients for a longer period of time :( it is such a poignant feeling you get from working there (thanks Mr Austen for that word there) I was lucky enough to go to one school's awards ceremony. I didn't understand what was going on the whole time as it was in Sinhala and I also started clapping a monk after he said a prayer (what an idiot?! I got ridiculously dirty looks and laughed at). My highlight was the Sri Lankan national anthem which ...
... to the tell the coach that I was head teacher which he seemed happy with, lol even had coca cola and jam sandwiches got for us after the lesson. Friday morning Lauren and I were the only ones at youth teaching, was a very mixed ability group with lower skills than most which did make it hard to engage some of them, but they all ended up speaking which was good. We where all heading off to Galle for the weekend but from various projects, so ...
First week in Galle down, only three to go... At the start of the week, Katie, Megan, Emily, Kirstin and I settled in to our first week with our host family- Piyarathna, Lakmalee and Vinuji. They are such a lovely and welcoming family! The father Piyarathna, is a manager in a National Sri Lankan bank, HSB. This is regarded as being a very respected and important job in the Sri Lankan culture. In fact, any job in business is regarded as being a very important ...
... headed off for a walk within the fort and then along the walls. On the way we popped into the cricket stadium for a few photos. Saw some churches and old colonial buildings, then we moved up to the walls overlooking the ocean. Very pleasant place, or at least it was until about 7 eighths of the way round when the heavens opened.
We rushed to the bus station to find something to eat. Nothing too appetising around, but ...
... Rob Smith to take his picture in the campest way possible adding "and you'd better make me look pretty" Good grief, carry on captain. The subsequent show of Grant then draping himself around the rails of the boat while ordering the ever patient Rob to "take another one please" was like a car crash; you don't want to look but you just have to. Anyway it broke the ice with the Germans, half of which were laughing while the other half tried to hide on a boat only just ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet