Hotel Moon Beam
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... SF50 at least, snorkelling gear if you own one
Eat: try Sri Lankan curry and try to eat as many sea food dishes as possible (they are very tasty). If you try western food it will taste good but it will turn out to be everything but what you ordered or something very remotely similar. Try as many different types fruit as possible, especially karambola, mangosteen, rambutan, pink banana and yellow coconut.
... tour. The initial price was 4500 rupees but we only had 1000 on us and eventually after phono lung his boss let us have it for 1000! The guy drove us to the slums and took us in to see what they do. Although they live in slums they seem like happy people and they all have businesses such as pottery making, making clothes, producing leather so they get by ok. I must point out that the guys making pottery have a fire to harden the clay and to stop ...
... effects of the cyclone in India) but sunday was the usual blistering sunshine so topped my tan up a bit which had started to fade!
Looking forward to coming home now - but also apprehensive - I've got so used to life here!
People will want to admit ME in England when I walk around saying hello to strangers and telling everyone where I'm going and where I'm from....
Hope all is well over in cooooooold, windy England!
... of the latter. These beaches are not perfect like Mirissa, for the ground is rocky and it only gets to about 3 feet deep, and also it is a popular spot for locals, meaning girls must cover up to avoid unwanted attention. Nonetheless, it was a pleasant place for a wallow as the sun began to set - as the sunset reached its full glory we waded a bit further round to a little beach all to ourselves, and were able to enjoy it in peace.
The next day just Brontė and I were ...
... By that I mean the military presence is everywhere something I'm soon to learn.I stay at Hotel Swaarka-run by a Sri Lankan who lived in England for 20 odd years-a great and efficiently run place with spotless kitchen and very clean rooms (In Lonely Planet).Im only there a day and finally board a bus bound for Jaffna-the guy who screams the destination and who writes the ticket says passport to me a couple of times and I think he is joking but within a few kilometres the bus comes ...
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