Hotel Sudu Araliya
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... for a place to eat, but couldn’t find the cheap one then we stop at one Convenient Store. I bought snacks and Coke only, in every convenient store in Sri Lanka they don’t have hot water. So you need to think if you want to have cup of noodle at Convenient Store. No Seven Eleven, No Lawson, and No Family Mart. Everything in Colombo is English, Direction in English and even writing, I saw everything in alphabet (English) not Sri Lankan ...
... am aware his excellency was having lunch in the same vague area as us, but I can't claim to have rubbed shoulders with him. Bloated from the opportunity to pig out, we got back on the coach for the long journey back to Colombo, though on the way back we stopped unexpectedly for an impromptu party on the beach in Matara. We had initially just got off the bus to stretch our legs, but volunteers quickly swamped us, offering cake and juice. After I adjusted to ...
... on a few occasions when addressing Sri Lankan people. Within Colombo and when working I have been greeting people with the Sinhala "Ayubowan" (accompanied by facing the palms of your hands together and bowing), and by and large it's a pretty safe bet to address people this way. Travel to other parts of Sri Lanka, particularly further north, and "Ayubowan" can be a significant faux-pas, as it carries within it the implicit assumption of Singhalese predominance in ...
... archaeological museum
detailing the history and religious significance of the sights.After lunch there was another Jeep safari, this one into
Minneriya National Park, a relatively small park of grasslands and open scrub
around some lakes. Although there were monkeys and eagles and plenty of other
birds, Minneriya’s top draw is its large population of wild elephants. Unlike
elusive leopards, you can’t miss the elephants.
... our hotel put on a fabulous buffet dinner with music and dancing until wee hours. The music reminded me of the keyboard entertainment you get in British summer holiday camps in 1980's, I could forgive the singers for sometimes getting the words wrong too. At midnight the hotel staff all came over to shake hands with us and once we headed out to pool area to see in new year they took over the dance floor. In the distance we could hear fireworks, merriment and monkeys ...
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Lakeside setting ltoo
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