Travel Blogs from Colombo
Finally there!!!!! Arrived in Colombo at 14.00 after a 16 hours trip, uneventful. After the debacle of the first night in Borneo two years ago, Michael had decided to take the booking of the first night hotel into his own hands...so here we are at Casa Colombo, the "Best Boutique Hotel in the World", as per Tripadvisor! Good boy, will let you book …
Plane journey was very long and tiring, with a delay and screaming child!...but manageable. The transfer from the airport was only about 30mins by taxi. In the Rockwell Hotel Colombo now, which seems really nice. Had a quick walk around the streets near our hotel; Colombo is a bustling city and the atmosphere is great. 31 degrees and very humid! Relaxing in the hotel for the rest of the evening, recovering from the jet lag. Going to get out and see the sights of Colombo ...
... it if you are looking for the ultimate package. And what's wild is it's about the size of West Virginia.
Some of the highlights were finally getting in the water to surf some really good waves (3-6 ft right points- all super long and clean), seeing over 100 wild elephant in one of their national parks, sipping teas at a fancy tea plantation, waking up ...
... It is so cheap, like less than £2 for 1.5 hours, so a nice little catch up. As it was dark when we left, we got the bus back, jumped on just as it was pulling out of the station. It was totally empty and the driver knew exactly where we were going, and said it was free. Bonus! In the morning at the YT we had found out that one of the classes hadn't done English before so we also did a lesson plan ready for teaching English, assessing their level the next ...
... hour traffic and after a lot of help, our Tuk Tuk driver found our hostel. We had chosen to stay at the same place that we stayed when in Colombo before. We planned to have a quiet couple of days and the a/c would be very welcome! In the evening, we went for another amazing kotthu at a cafe we visited last time we were here. The rest of the evening, we spent having some particularly epic games of chess and trying to catch up on our respective ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet