Ceylon Continental Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCeylon Continental Hotel Colombo
great hotel, enough said.
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Arrangements were made to meet at 9am with the young man taking us to the airport with Mario Andretti as the driver !!
We saw many beautiful temples particularly in the city area including one of Buddha on the bow of a boat under a tree – very unusual and lovely.
Once out of the city area, the vegetation was lush and green – plenty of palm trees around although the dwellings looked abandoned, ...
... bye! There seems to be about a thousand people up there and we are in a queue to get a ticket for which group we we will be called. We are number 13 - they are calling number 9! We are about an hour here and then our group gets ushered to another room with a huge sheep run to the MSC check in. Half an hour in this line and then on to Customs - they are much faster and able to have a chat with an old co worker! Then off again for another sheep run for X-ray! After ...
An early start to the airport passing queues of people hanging around some stalls by the railway tracks.they were hoping to get some work that day said our driver and gang masters would come and choose.In contrast we passed a giant Lulumall,the only store like it India.Anyone who has been to the gulf will have seen their stores.apparently started by a Keralan who is the only person that doesn't need an appointment to see the king,said our guide. It even has a Marks and Sparks and fast ...
We took a boat back to the airport and got on a plane back to Colombo, Sri Lanka. At the hotel we basically went swimming at the pool for the next 3 days while Jenell and some of the other parents were at meetings. The pool was really big. The restaurant we ate at each day was really ...
... Buddhists, Hindus and Muslims all observe each other's holy days.
In fact today is one of those days, named a Poya day in the Buddhist calendar, being a Full Moon Day. The temple has a service in full swing, led by a monk instructing hundreds of faithful all dressed in white, none of whom are perturbed by tourists wandering around with cameras.
Back in our blissfully air conditioned car we drive from the old part of town into ...