Hilton Colombo Residence
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... ancient King’s palace (the king apparently had 500 queens …). It was really interesting with amazing views. Then we were lucky enough to have a private tour of a Sri Lankan police station as our driver had to sort a traffic offence. The station and the police were very relaxed (although all were armed) and were quite exited to talk to us. It was interesting to see an unlocked and unguarded room full of guns of various types and sizes. We ...
Soooo who would take a flight from Colombo to Bangkok...via Male and Dubai! Anyone? No? Just us then! It was cheap, that is all I have to say on the matter.
The morning started at the hostel in Hikkaduwa and from there we needed to get to the airport up in Colombo. The hostel owner was very helpful and recommened that the quickest way to the train station was to cut across the road and walk up the tracks. Who can resist a ...
... happened which was interesting. They say history is written by the winners. We can't remember the full story but something happened that made the Singalese people very angry and they stirred up riots going house to house burning any that belonged to Tamils. The Tamils, angry that the government and law enforcement had turned a blind eye to their plight, turned militant. Whilst the government was happy to (give an inch) allow a mini war to ...
... people, who for the most part seem more honest and welcoming than most other places I've been in Asia, if not all of it.
It is a shame that my time got cut short because it was shaping up to be pretty special. I had plans to catch the bus down to the beach at Galle, a few hours away to the south. Best of all was my plan to approach one of the tuk-tuk drivers and ask them to teach me how to drive it for a few minutes, getting a bit ...
We arrived in Colombo last night. We dropped anchor outside of Galle but could not disembark because of insidious swells that made it impossible to bring the tenders along side. Ao we left Galle and came to Colombo. Fortunatley Dennis and I had been to Galle last year when we were in Sri Lanka. This morning we took off on a full-day tour. Colombo is name from the Sri Lankan word ...
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