Indra Regent Hotel - Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Travel Blogs from Colombo
... later, we got our room which is where we are now. Finally getting to spread out and relax is like heaven! We are going to try and stay up late tonight to combat the jet lag......We'll see if we can make it!
I will try my best to post an update every day! However, this will depend on WiFi capabilities so I will do my best! Also, not many pictures to post yet but we are working on it and will be posting more soon!!
... of Colombo as it is quite difficult to find. It is, understandably in Church Street sandwiched between the Grand Oriental Hotel and the Flying Angel Club / Mission to Seamen and serves as the seafarers church. It
has the Police Headquarters behind it and the heavily guarded secure zone round the port to the front. It does not even look much like a Church which is not surprising as it was initially a part of the Dutch Governor's residence.
... By the very clever expedient of typing a draft document on
his 'phone and showing me it he warned me not to give my "new best
friend" any money that he was a scammer. What happened next was a bit
surreal and just another example of the strange sort of things that seem
to happen to me on the road. We had already established that the Aussie
guy could lip read me OK which was an interesting thing to learn. Some of those
... I am writing this offline. In I went and again I shall let my Virtual Tourist tip talk you through it.
I have written elsewhere on my Colombo and Sri Lankan pages about the
serious lack of places to drink despite the supposed drinking culture of
the Sri Lankan people. Bars bare hard to come by and it is often a case
of any port in a storm! Here is the tip.
I had been out exploring the Wellewatta and Bambalapitaya areas of ...
... name is Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, while the original name is Ceylon (until 1972).
- Sri Lanka is an island surrounded by the Indian Ocean. It is also a part of South Asia.
- The country has one of the longest and colorful histories in the world (over 3 000 years). In the past it was an important stop on the "Silk Route".
- Sri Lanka has been the center of Buddhist religion and culture from ancient ...