Hilton Colombo Residence
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... Colombo and Buddhist learning Centre. A very attractive series of buildings featuring a beautiful Buddha and a holy Bodhi tree. There is also an associated Buddhist temple on the nearby lake. Not far away is the Viharamahadevi Park, the city's largest green space featuring flowering trees and once called Victoria Park. Driving back up to the Fort area and the primary bazaar district of Pettah we considered wandering around ...
... most young people these days prefer something more modern and simple.
Admittedly, when I was told I'd be packing sweets, I wasn't expecting this cake-like thing. This was one of the 3 sweets we packed, and I forgot what it is called, but it sort of matches the description of Kevum, which is a deep-fried sweet Sri Lankan pastry made ...
Our first stop was the Wolvendaal Church, also called the Old Dutch Church. Built in 1749, it is the oldest church in Colombo from the Dutch occupation period. It had some interesting tombstones both inside the church and outside and the church itself has the original carved wooden chairs. The church has no altar and was built in the shape of a cross. We were told they hold services in three languages every Sunday. Surprisingly, the church was ...
... for the clergy. A chap takes an interest in us and motions for us where to wait. He uses ostentatious hand signals and I presume he is deaf. He returns every few minutes to demonstrate he is watching out for us.
When the train pulls in we are waiting on the wrong section of the platform for second class, and he grabs one of our bags and sprints down the train, elbowing elderly locals aside. We catch up with him and he has secured four seats for us in the dingy ...
... Nice hotel with a view of the beach out our back door and a lounge/dining area outside room. The rain came in so we decided to have a rest and then went out and grabbed some dinner ... Sri Lankan curries - very small serves of chicken, prawn, ochre etc but ...