Drifters Hotel and Beach Restaurant
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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We came back! The weather wasn't even great but it instantly felt like home. We got to a place that Sam had chosen which had no bathroom. I wasn't impressed and wasn't having any of it until I met our cool neighbours: Tom (from Cambridge), Hannes (from Sweden) and Jackie (from Canada). He got away with that one but he is ...
... see how clothes are made the traditional way, it doesn't disappoint. We see women of all ages applying wax to simple cotton fabric, before it is sent to the dying department - bath tubs full of dye that the fabrics are immersed into. The women are very smiley and happy for us to look around but I feel a pang of guilt seeing these women working in very hot conditions for what I imagine ...
After a well needed sleep we set off by bus to Galle - Matara - Tangalle! Another 4 hours of bus travel (which was quite entertaining with Sri Lankan music channels playing on the TV) and we have reached our main location of Sri Lanka!
There was torrential rain showers through out the day unfortunately, so hoping ...
... as close as possible. This wasn't good to see as the whales wouldn't take in enough oxygen as they would dive down quickly to avoid the boats. Raja was annoyed by this and said when he first started there was only two boats and now there were fifteen! We waited for the same whale to resurface. This time it came up much shorter only five minutes due to the boats from before. It was amazing to think of these animals as the biggest ever to be on the planet with 400 in the Indian ...
... own en-suite room. Not the best way to meet other travellers but unfortunately I have to stick to hotels whilst I am with Francis. It's right by the beach so I spent the afternoon walking up and down the beach soaking up the rays. I also saw a lovely sunset which is hopefully the first of many. A pretty chilled day today which suited me perfectly. More of the same tomorrow hopefully.