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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 …
After a near missed departure from Auckland airport (thanks to our travel agent’s misinterpretation of ‘ Street Bird’ s as a last name we arrived safely after 25 hours of travel, very tired and very pleased to greeted by a driver at Colombo airport after having booked into a high end hotel (the Galle Face) in Colombo where we were treated like royalty.
After a great nights sleep in luxury we set out to explore Colombo and ...
We took a walk upto the colonial part of Colombo and stumbled upon a parade of a few thousand students all dressed up and some with flowers or gifts for the Buddha. We saw our first elephant too which was part of the parade too. It's legs were chained together though, most likely a safety precaution whilst so close to the public. We got caught in a massive downpour of rain so jumped in ...
... us nearly 6 hours to get there, but since we took a shorter route this time and we didn't stop once, we got there in 2 1/2 hours. So we were stuck in the airport with nothing to do at the time. We waited for half an hour until we could check in. After check-in, we went through immigration, and straight up to the duty-free shops and restaurants. Since we had plenty of time to kill, we had a nice lunch, browsed around some shops ...
... when I got ill and my body always seemed to let it go down without an argument or backlash. Also, I figured it would provide some vital nutrients.
It had got bad enough that I began to wonder if I'd be able to make the flight to the Maldives two days later. On the second day of sickness, I took a paracetamol and went to sleep. By the time I woke up, the temperature had come down, I'd stopped imagining weird **** all the time, my head ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool