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Travel Blogs from Hikkaduwa
Sri Lanka invented Peacocks and their national dish is Lemon Puff biscuits (and old favourite of mine).
Sri Lanka is exceedling poor has more Tuktuks than you can wave a stick at and has a thing about musical horns (the type attached to motorised vechicles). Even the buses have a variety of horn sounds so presumable its possible to work …
... I sat with him as he put a basket in front of me and did his thing for a king cobra to come out and stare at me. His baby monkey, Michael Jackson, curled up and hid in my arms, after i while i got the courage up to pat the cobras head, bit scary. Afterwards Deb made a new friend in Michael Jackson and we decided we had had too much beer and sun and dangerous encounters with possibly rabid animals for the.
... closer. They were stirring up the sand and eventually cornered it against the reef. They couldn't even realise that they were stressing the poor thing out. Eventually they got bored and left it alone and I watched it swim away. What an amazing experience.
Back for a great Roti breakfast. There is a little place called the 'No 1 Roti House' . Any filling you want from curry, to bacon, cheese and tomato to sweet fillings like banana ...
... We had some lunch, then set out snorkelling. I managed to find some turtles out at sea again, an swam with them again. It's so amazing to just come across them and keep up for however long. After, we decided to move down a little further - I tested the water in a few places to find it quite rough, but we pressed on. Then we came to a corner with some large rocks out maybe 600m. That's when the trouble started I suppose. There was a storm brewing ...
... to get on board with me in those circumstances anyway.
It was a truly frightening night for me, but in the light of day my story reached deaf ears by everybody else. I’m not sure the yacht’s owner fully realized what I had to do to save his many-million dollar yacht from beating itself to death on the jetty. The storm I had encountered that night became Tropical Cyclone #1 of the Indian Ocean 1985 season (it was before they named them) and went ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking