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... of a cab, its much cheaper to ride in a Tuk Tuk.
We got to the Buddhist temple and there wasn't really a celebration. It was more of a tour through the temple and museum. We removed our shoes and walked through the various rooms and courtyards of the temple. It was BEAUTIFUL. Many rooms filled with gold statues of Buddha, engravings, and possessions of various Monks and rules throughout history. I took A LOT of pictures but the camera has no way of doing ...
the Governor, the Dutch House, as it is known, has fulfilled many roles.
It has variously been a college for clerics and schoolmasters, an
orphanage, hospital, military barracks, police training facility and
post office, so it has seen much in it's 300 plus years of existence.
for the Museum itself well, frankly, it is not much to write home
about. There are some old pieces of furniture, ...
... part of the Grand Oriental Hotel which is a veryhistoric and well-regarded establishment in Colombo.
I am not sure if they would have let a scruff like me into one of the main bars in the place but I seemed to be acceptable in here. To be honest, if I was in this area now, wth the knowledge have subsequently gained, I would go fifty yards round the corner to the Flying Angel Club (see separate tip) but this is certainly a decent place for a drink or two. The ...
I left the Bavarian restaurant fairly thankfully and kept on walking in the direction of the Fort / Pettah area which is the centre of town and which I had a bit of an idea about, passing the rather posh looking Galle Face Hotel. Well, it would have been posh looking if the entire North wing wasn't undergoing renovation at the moment but I am sure it will be very smart. There seems to be a fair amount of building work going on ...
... bless him. After a couple more beers and a bit of fun with the youngster it was dinner time. I did take a few moments to try and be all arty-***** with the camera and you can judge the results for yourself!
I was getting hungry and I had already more or less decided where I was going to eat a place called Keen's just up the road. Again, my Virtual Tourist tip (edited slightly) will serve to explain it to you.
"Firstly, apologies for there not being an ...
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