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TravelPod Member ReviewsGaladari Hotel Colombo
Nice hotel located in a perfect location near the Lighthouse Clock Tower. Extensive buffet breakfast is included in the price.
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The administrative capital of Ceylon under the British, Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, traces its roots back through Dutch and Portuguese occupations to days when Chinese traders came calling some 2000 years ago. The metropolitan area today boasts a population of 4.6 million with the city itself being just over 550,000. Colombo has a potpourri …
... 160;A less unwelcome native was the cute squirrel scuttling around the restaurant helping itself to left overs. The adjoining Galle Face Green was a very popular outdoor space with families picnicking, kite flying and promenading along the extensive grassed area. Driving along the Galle Road southward we passed impressive Temple Trees, the home of the Prime Minister while weaving our way through the chaotic traffic of suicidal ...
... was meeting Shini and Thanuja, who were really pleasant and welcoming, and had prepared us a lovely airy room with an attached bathroom.
The Next Morning - Wedding Preparations
On our first morning in Colombo, after a hearty breakfast cooked by Shini, we headed off to Randi's house. This was one of the paths in the ...
... A bleacher full of Buddha statues occupied another section.
....A holy tree branch wrapped in orange cloth was visited by a steady stream of devotees. Several rooms looked more like an overflowing clutter of antique shop collectibles than part of a temple. Whoever was in charge of purchasing has a bit of a hoarding problem. Wikipedia calls this Buddhist Temple an eclectic mix of Sri Lankan, Thai, Indian, ...
... it was one of the best meals of my life like the book suggested, but it was definitely delicious, and expensive. We split six raw oysters and a small-medium crab in a peppy chili sauce! Rick also ordered their speciality ice tea which I would have definitely gotten also if I knew how delicious it would be.
Also in the Dutch hospital were a couple souvenir shops so we walked in them and got a couple little things. There is a Barefoot store in the Dutch hospital, but don't ...