Mount Lavinia Hotel
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... Good fun though!!
The next day we went down to the beach to have a look round. It ended up being a disaster!!! I sat down on the beach away from the sea shore while waiting for my boyfriend to get a drink. Out of know where a big wave came and washed me out!! This meant i got completely drenched but was carrying my iphone and ipad which ended up filled with water and destroyed!!!! To make things worst it was poja day which means no alcohol can ...
... I was staying out towards the suburb of Dehiwala which is heading towards Mount Lavinia, a former haven for the colonialists escaping the noise and dust of Colombo and is home to the Mount Lavinia Hotel, one of those strange old places that still exist long after the Colonels and Paymaster Generals of the Ceylon Civil Service have departed both the country and this life. I never actually got as far as Mount Lavinia as the heat, (appalling) fumes, noise and ...
... this was to set the tone for the whole visit. All my dealings with the various members of staff were very positive and I was
always greeted with a smile and a friendly word. The chambermaids were equally delightful even if they did have a bit of a habit of knocking the door whilst I was still asleep. A "do not disturb" sign might have been in order.
The room is as you see in the images with air-con, tea and coffee making facilities, a large flatscreen ...
... in one, the complete opposite to what I had imagined but after having travelled straight for 30 hours from Northern Thailand the world could have ended and I wouldn’t have even blinked an eyelid. After a week or so I am actually quite glad there is nothing here and that it is in such initial stages of development as it means I get to learn a wider variety of skills. These include milking a cow, looking after a herd of goats, cultivating crops and managing the ...
... Thats my thing.
We also hired a van and driver for a day to go to see the elephant orphanage at Pinnawela. Remarkably cheap as he drove us for 240km and we had him for 12 hiurs for 8000rs (£40). Pinnawela was amazing. The elephants are rescued from the wild and raised as if they were still wild, not tamed or anything. Recent additions include two 6 month old calves who we watched being bottle fed. We are then encouraged to go down the the river over ...