Travel Blogs from Negombo
My last placement was cancelled, unfortunately we had got to the college before we were told. Again very typical, but it meant I could have a lime juice, eyebrows and hair trimmed (220rs for both) before packing my suitcase. We then all headed to a roadside restaurant near us called the Kitchen.The others had been there before after a dance …
... This has been the trip of a lifetime for many of us, through a beautiful country, filled with great memories and shared by good friends. Our thanks to our driver/guides Oscar and Anura who kept us on the right road, and to John B and Pathi of Tikalanka Tours for arranging everything. A very special thank you to our good friend Annie who dreamed of this tour for many years and invited all of us to share it with her. All our love to you, ...
... the culture is quite different since the majority of people in Sri Lanka are Buddhist rather than Hindu, so there was no official caste system and there are many aspects of culture more similar to Thailand (same version of Buddhism) than India. Although Sri Lanka does not have the clusters of wealth and technology industry to the degree India has, the overall feel is of greater prosperity, less extremes of wealth and destitution, and generally better functioning services ...
... pumped out, a sign that it was a working mine. This area is also covered with rice fields, so was very green. As we began to near Colombo and go through some of the bigger surrounding towns, the traffic inevitably started to get much busier and much more hectic too, but certainly not quite of the same scale as that of India. So while many others were gasping at what they believed to be "near misses" and looked like they were holding on for ...
... proposed to me on the journey and offered to do everything for me that I wanted him to do forever if I'd be his wife. This was after he guessed my age to be 18 and when I quickly corrected him with my actual age, he responded with the fact that he is 32 and so the age gap was perfect - I walked straight into that one! As tempting as it all sounded, I told him I'd have to think about it, so he insisted on me taking his phone number ...
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- Swimming pool
- Pets allowed
TravelPod Member ReviewsJetwing Blue Negombo
We paid to use the pool facilities for our last two days in Sri Lanka was lovely, and on the Sunday we treated ourselves to the buffet lunch, brilliant selection and great food.
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