Grand Oriental Hotel
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... the visiting West Indies Cricket team are playing matches against the Sri Lankan team. The Independence Memorial Hall is also here, a very ornately carved grand open structure. On the pavement there was a local man with baskets of snakes which he showed off to the tourists. We were more than happy to keep our distance, especially when the cobra was brought out. We made two shopping stops on the way, one being to a ...
... from Randi's balcony.
This talented lady not only planned Randi's wedding but designed and made her traditional wedding blouse!
The fabric is so beautiful! I love the little golden balls that were painstakingly sewn on.
Randi was busy with her wedding and honeymoon preparations, so we left her to her ...
... so tasty despite the lack of options.
Since our flight is departing in the morning at 7am, which means a 3:45 alarm, we headed back to our hotel to relax in our awesome pool. We weren't really sure where to go to get beers so our guesthouse butler went and got them for us. And that isit, reordered some schwarma for take out and sat in the pool and relaxed until now, bedtime!
Big day tomorrow! Heading to the Maldives, I hear it's where dreams come true for ...
... He then marshals us downstairs and gets us to sign the visitors book, which lists names, country of origin, and interestingly the amount of donation made to the temple by each visitor. It’s notable that everyone has donated 2000 rupees, and clearly this is a device for encouraging us to do the same.
Amber and I have a quick conversation through the sides of our mouths and decide on 1000 rupees, which still leaves me feeling resentful. The betel nut ...
... was very scrummy and then checked out local booth re road trip with driver which we booked for $50 per day commencing tomorrow. Got some beers and took them back for afternoon drinks as well as coke and ice which Col asked the boys to put in fridge. I fell asleep after that so when I woke Col was sitting in our lounge area eating peanuts and drinking rum so I just had a coup,e of rums with him so no dinner that ...