Hotel Goldi Sands
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... chalet is huge surrounded by trees.It is more luxurious than our beach hotel in Kerala.We have a bath as well as a shower and their is draft lager in the bar. After freshening up and allowing the temperature to drop a little we set off to the mountain palace ruins of Sigiriya.1252 steps to the top and 5th century frescoes accessed by a spiral staircase.There was even some 12th century graffiti concerning the beautiful paintings.We returned to have a welcome shower before a beer and ...
I arrive in Sri Lanka and make my way to Negombo for the night. Supposedly a lovely seafront town, I never get a chance to actually visit the waterfront. My plane arrives late in the evening and as soon as I arrive I shower and head to bed.
I'm up early to make the three hour journey into Colombo to retrieve a friends left items. While the hostel was aware I was coming they didn't make sure the items ...
... this train journey was so easy (and I am sure even easier of you get on the right train) and for all the people we asked about getting there somehow they all failed to mention the absolutely gorgeous view the train had. The whole way we had a stunning view of the coast out the window and all the while excitement and adventure filling us up. There is nothing I've experienced that remotely compares to this experience and this is just the beginning. ...
First let's start with two minor victories. Booking.com, who had been told by the horrendous place we walked out of at midnight that we were a 'no show' and therefore liable to a $20 fine, took our side of the story and charged us nothing. Secondly, we eventually heard from the safari people who, after making it clear they didn't have to refund us anything, promised to put the odd sum of $24 back into Liza's CC account within seven days. They still made up a load of **** ...
... and we are rich in comparison) we owe it to them to feed their families. Most people are willing to work for their money, there were few traditional beggars from what we saw, but you are inundated with unsolicited offers to buy everything from coconuts to catamaran rides and polite refusal is met with persistence and then a nagging sense of guilt.
The tuk tuk, a symbol of our time in Sri Lanka, encompasses all that is good and bad about the country. The drivers ...