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Travel Blogs from Colombo
Date - 28 Dec
Place - Colombo
Stay - Global Towers
Started off from Hikkaduwa and went on to visit the turtle hatchery in Kosokode and mask factory in Ambalakoodan.
Turtle hatchery was interesting, but the mask factory was a let down and the masks were even more expensive than Hikkaduwa. Spent only 5 minutes in the mask …
... an Elephant orphanage (was cool to see the elephants but felt too touristy and we were dubious about the elephants’ treatment) followed by a cultural dance (far too touristy) then a quick walk around a Buddhist temple (temple of the tooth relic) then home
The next day of the tour was disappointingly more touristy. We had two temples on the itinerary but managed to talk our driver out of taking us to the second one (each temple costs around ...
... three sudokus and six hours of downtown abbey. When we landed in Abu Dhabi, the heat hit you; it was like walking into a sauna. The formula one is huge for them and there's plenty of Ferrari merchandise in the airport. The security was a bit lax. They let me take my water through and if the female security guard wasn't available to check you, the women generally just went on without getting frisked! Females had to be taken to a closed off room for frisking. The ...
From the time we touched down into the humidity we loved Sri Lanka. The big Buddha statue and crazy bus ride was a taste of things to come. The more we travelled, the more people we met the more we realise we don't have a clue about life outside of our bubble. The British were great at dividing and conquering a country, the legacy that we left is still very much alive despite the defeat of the Tamil Tigers. We put the Tamil people (quite a few of whom ...
... take me on some detour and make out that he could only get me to the airport if I paid him more. Neither did he offer to take me to his friends shop or a cheap hotel that he knows of. He didn't offer to show me around a gem auction. He was just an honest, friendly guy, who pointed out a few landmarks on the way to the airport and made me me laugh a few times with his driving. He earned his tip, because to travel around the developing world ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
No shaving point (Room 307). No electrical points what so ever. What kind of a 3 star hotel has a CRT TV( if you remember what that is) with a twisted plug point inserted forcibly in to the socket.??? Food was pathetic, if not bad. Pointeless to even rate this hotel.
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