Ceylon Continental Hotel
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... we op zoek naar de bus.
Het hostel bleek op een half uur afstand met de bus te liggen. Best een endje. In de stad aangekomen was het redelijk rustig op straat. We hebben de oude koloniale gebouwen bekeken in Fort area en daarna liepen we richting Pettah voor de bazaar. Die zag er helaas wel heel dicht uit. Al vragend kwamen we erachter dat het volle-maan-dag en dat daarom alles dicht zat.
Toen zijn we maar bij een park aan ...
... decide that it is about time for a refreshing beer. No, sorry, no alcohol being served today. Why? Surely it is not full moon day again already. No, today is apparently World No Alcohol Day. Oh well, fresh lime soda is pretty good too!
Later, up in our room, we discovered that the mini bar works no matter what day it is so we fortified ourselves before going down for an alcohol-free buffet in the coffee ...
... I was seeking advice on the best brand and year of Colombos finest, "Three Coins" in large cans is the go, this local bloke came barging up beside me and appeared to not have a clue that I was there, started tossing screwed up filthy dirty notes on the counter gibbering like a Japanese kid having an iPad rage attack, and when the sales guy pointed at me as if to say "I'm talking to this very strange guy here", he looked at me with the most "I'm absolutely rooted out of my tree" ...
Only an hour's flight from Kerala, and we arrive in Sri Lanka in the late afternoon. The short drive from the airport to the hotel proves that Sri Lanka is a world away from even Kerala, let alone India: its instantly evident that there are less people here, that they obey rules, the women are dressed more casually, the roads more civilised, life just looks a ...
... and a map and discussed different options with us. They all sounded lovely but we quickly realized they would all be way out of our price range. So we told the man we would think about it, asked for his business card, and left. By this point we realized we were starving! We hadn't eaten anything yet that day. We went to the first place we saw selling food, which happened to be right outside of the travel agent's office. We ordered some chicken and rice to go, ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCeylon Continental Hotel Colombo
great hotel, enough said.
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