Ceylon Continental Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCeylon Continental Hotel Colombo
great hotel, enough said.
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So I am going to skip forward about 6 weeks to the present day. I shall get back to Earthquakes, etc later so don't worry you shall get the full story.
When you last heard from me, on June 5th, I wrote:
"Hi all, That's me leaving Sri Lanka tomorrow after a really nice stay. A big thumbs up to Sri Lanka. I leave tomorrow and arrive in Dubai at 21:40 local time. Then onto Jordan on Monday, June 8th to meet me mate Iain Murray. Let the good times roll!!! That's me edging ...
... the rice fields and villages etc. We were served cups of tea onboard using english fine bone china with excellent service. The carriage we were in was air-conditioned as well as small fans on the ceiling but when we stepped out at our destination the heat and humidity just hit us and we spent the day in a lather of sweat.......I tell you I was sweating more than I do after a good workout at the gym... We hopped on the waiting bus to take us to the orphanage ...
... skyscrapers, with the container port on one side and the cordoned off area round the Presidential palace on another. The area is a bit strange, probably because it was much targeted during the conflicts and a lot of businesses moved away. Once through the Fort, we arrived on the sea front and Galle Face Green and joined the crowd of locals along the promenade the historic Galle Face Hotel.
On my last day in India, I hid in my hotel room. This isn't entirely true. I tried to venture out and explore the area, but as I made my way to find a place to exchange some money and find some mosquito spray, I encountered three pre-teen boys and my interaction with them solidified my choice to be "done" with India.
I was walking down the street, minding my own business, when these three pre-teen boys approached me on two bikes (two of them shared a bike). They said ...
... with a camera. Luckily as Roz has a memory and had read the guide book when we chanced on the faded Oriental Hotel she knew there was roof top coffee bar with a view over the city. In reality this was a superficially posh restaurant with views over a commercial port but it made an entertaining place to rest with an Elephant ginger beer. The port is vast with much heavy traffic coming and going through the centre of the city. It is easy to see that the port needs ...