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TravelPod Member ReviewsMorgan's Jaffna
Excellent location whilst still being quiet.
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... than a victim of the war.
It's quite difficult to tell what is neglect and what is war damage in Jaffna. But it still remains a highly militarized city. In less than 5 minutes I have walked by two major prisons with a multitude of guards surrounding the complexes kitted up in full riot gear. I have observed heavily armored vehicles teaming with soldiers standing ready for anything.
Everything seems to be under lock and key. ...
... the domestic airport Ratmalana. New tollway to Galle - 45 minutes to get to tollway and about the same to go the other 96kms. The Galle Fort Hotel is divine and our loft rooms are sensational. Ate at the restaurant and it was nice not to have curry and rice for a change - I had Thai flavours and it was delicious. It was built in 17C for a Dutch merchant. Our room is in a replica 21C wing. Can't wait to see it all in the ...
The civil war (1983-2009) has certainly held this part of Sri Lanka back. Hardly a car is to be seen - mainly bicycles, motor bikes and tuk tuks. The train line has been repaired/rebuilt and comes from Colombo via Anarandhapura. There are also buses. The Jaffna red buses all look reasonably new. The buses we have seen on the Sri Lankan roads, particularly the white buses, are driven by crazy men. The drive fast and pull out to pass whenever and wherever they feel like ...
On Friday evening the Women In Management team (Sulochana, Kusum, Neelam) and I began the long journey from Colombo to Killonochchi, stopping half way at Anduradpura for the night where we stayed at the Minister of Women and Children's Affairs house. We picked up Selvarethnam on the way who was joining us for the training. From the drive into Killonochchi, it was clear this is a war-ravaged area due to the barren land, although there are signs of progress with houses and ...
... it people were hiding cans in the corner of the shop and sneaking sips of them when no one was looking.
I found this kind of strange- in Asia, everybody breaks the rules, but not in Sri Lanka! Tuk-tuk drivers won't take more than 3 people, barely anyone smokes, buses come and go on time, you wear your seatbelt, cars stop for you to cross the road... It's weird!
Also, while on the topic of beer, compared to the Philippines and Indonesia they have ...
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