Hotel Hibiscus Beach
Travel Blogs from Kalutara
... in the middle, delicious!
The next morning we got up early to head off for our elephant safari. From an open jeep we got to experience the sight of plenty of elephants just meters away from the vehicle and some of them even had babies with them. On our way back from the safari we were introduced to a local fruit stand where we got to try fresh mango (probably one of the best things ever), soursop and lychee. We then continued our journey to Unawatuna that is located ...
... and had chosen them over my usual Emirates more as an experiment than anything. The staff were wonderful, the inflight entertainment good and even the food was very tasty. I do recommend cumin beef with this carrier if it is offered. Again , there might be in image here if I can manage it. When not eating or watching the seatback TV, I had a little dip into my guidebook.
I was heading for a new country to me and what did I know about it? Frankly, ...
... Sri Lanka but we did get to see a rubber tree and workers slashing the tree to extract the very white rubber which was interesting to see (see pic). We also saw some Pineapples growing - I had always imagined they were from trees so it was really strange to see them popping out of the ground like a cauliflower. On the way back to the hotel, I was walking near the edge of the path to get a photo ...
Once we arrive in Colombo we are literally zombies! I feel as if I am in a video game! We go through the levels, security, baggage claim and customs then find our way to the bus! The driving here is CRAZY! Honking, tuk tuks, buses, motorbikes, stray dogs, cars, trucks...madness! We arrive at a cute little quiet hostel with locked gates, swimming pool, nice gardens and we flop into bed ...
... of curries. So after eating we stalked the shopping mall and found a very nice carving in a small shop in the hotel of a pole fisherman.
We then went to the Gangaramaya Hindu temple. They were hosing down the floor because tomorrow is a national holiday. So in addition to taking off our shoes are feet got wet.
The temple was quite ornate on both the outside and ...
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