Deer Park Hotel
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... Sri Lankan railway, the passengers are mainly locals taking the train to other cities to work or visit family.
Our train clamored into the Hikkaduwa train station and we began a sunny few days at the beach. Hikkaduwa is a surfers paradise with huge waves and a laid back vibe in the beach bars and seafood restaurants that line the beachfront. From the patio of our hotel room we could watch one of the most spectacular sunsets I have ever seen. A ...
... alone and it was getting late and dark, we told him to go on... and luckily we did, because it started to rain during our visit to the old city.
First we visited the king's palace... I think to remember it had 7 floors, again it had to be impressive in its good days. Then we went to the swimming pool, the parliament and the temples area. Nowadays, mostly ruins there, and monkeys are ...
... Astonishingly, as confirmation of my earlier thoughts, we watched in amazement as hardened men wearing flip flops passed us carrying bags of cement on their heads. Some were even carrying bags of stones, which would be used as ballast. The heat of the day was rising and I was envious of their ability, though not of their job.
There was only one reward fitting of such a trek, and that was a boozy breakfast, the king of breakfasts. The Whatsala Inn was the perfect setting and ...
... on board! Driving around the national park, there were so many elephant sightings. It was great to see them in the wild, not tied up or being used as tourist rides. I was having such as good time, that when a branch hit me in the face, I didn't even care... I counted it 'a brush with nature'. It was bumpy, muddy and I loved it. May have taken an elephant selfie... A craze our little group created. Later, we found over 3000 elephant selfie pictures ...
We woke up the earliest we had the whole trip (second only to the 2am Adams peak start..) and were about to sit down to a quick breakfast when a monkey from a tree next to the house jumped across the tables and grabbed the whole plate of toast! Ben yelled and gave it a fright, the toast went flying but it still made away with two pieces. The owner of the guest house came out and profusely apologised, feeling so bad which was quite unnecessary as it was hardly her fault. She called ...