Club Hotel Dolphin
Travel Blogs from Waikkal
... interview with a female entrepreneur from Katana, a village outside of Colombo. Her business is making sandals and she brought me a photo album to have a look at some of her products. The interview was good and the lady told me about her difficulties in the business, about her skills training and her roles in the community. After, I headed to the Kingsbury Hotel for WIM 'tea break' course on effecting email writing led by Archana ...
After a not so pleasant journey involving minimal sleep and an awful cold, I have arrived in lush, green and exceptionally hot and humid Colombo intact. I'm staying at a hostel to the south of the city. It's clean, cheap, friendly and fortunately as the afternoon draws on it's starting to cool down somewhat. Fortunately, today has only really consisted of a long nap, a cold shower and bread and marmalade. ...
... park and strolled around, grabbed some lunch, a few coffees (we are developing a trend of stopping at every place that serves coffee that we come across :D )
That's one thing about Colombo I'm really surprised about- it's SO CLEAN.
No trash on the streets, clean parks.
The museum was nice but HOT- no A/C, little air circulation.
We lasted as long as we could then headed to a fancy cafe for cool drinks ...
... bus transfer from the port area to a seaside town with a nice beach, shops and hopefully somewhere to get lunch. Will be strange spending euros so far from home. Brief visit to the Prom deck before lunch in Cafe Bordeaux then back to the cabin, wash day as it's usually quieter after lunch sea days. Black tie dinner again tonight and four for dinner, after dinner we went off to the Curzon to see, Bernie ...
... never will again but this was obviously a result of too close confinement in poor conditions. The poor animals were obviously out of their minds. There were many more examples and they were not attractive.
I spent a few hours there and saw some wonderful animals that I have little chance of seeing in the wild but I left feeling terribly sad somehow and that is not a normal emotionfor me in this most wonderful country. I shall leave it up to ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service