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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 ...
... and whilst the other wards are the best I've seen at these kind of institutions - the acute ward at Vic is the worst.
There are seven 'cot beds' around the edge of a completely tiled room, which are home to women so emaciated and with bodies so contorted, there's no way you could even tell if they were woman, man or child. It is honestly so shocking to see. They are purely skin and bone.
They are completely uncapable of any form of self-care, and (an example ...
... coastline and the Galle Rd runs straight through it, parallel to the coast. The guesthouses and hotels scramble to be the closest to the water, and this development has led to the scouring of the beaches. Some areas are gorgeous but others are being retained by sandbags. It is all very similar to Mui ne in Vietnam although Mui ne did not suffer a tsunami.
I stayed local for rides today and finally found a proper coffee ...
... 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.
... the subtler flavours hidden therein. The trick with spice, then, is to find pleasure in the apparent discomfort of heat coursing through the taste buds in your mouth and on your lips, and the almost cathartic satisfaction that such a sensation can bring. The second level on which I find this unfair is Sri Lankan cuisine's reputation for being painfully spicy. Of all the places I've travelled, I'll say one thing: if you want chilli, go to Ghana.
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking