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Travel Blogs from Unawatuna
On 25th January we left Ella at 9.30 am in a van , not quite The A Team but close to it!
It didnt look much from the outside and I did wonder if it would get us to Unawatuna. Inside it was comfy and spacious and the driver was really nice.
The roads were not as bad as the guide books would have you believe. …
28TH OCTOBER 2012 - (Cont'd) - We then continued to drive to Unawatuna, a beachside town that had heaps of locals swimming in the sea. Local women wear long sleeve tops and jeans/pants in the water and guys wear equalivent to speedos! The beach here was ok but it has been so eroded that there wasn’t much sand left and plonked on top are …
Sri Lanka's biggest draw are their beaches and to get there I had to take a train back through Colombo and then head 3 hours south to Galle, the 4th largest city in Sri Lanka and then a 5 km tuk tuk ride to the beach at Unawatuna, which was almost entirely wiped out by the Tsunami in 2004. The nice thing about Sri Lanka's beaches are that apart …
I have spent a lovely few days with a couple of friends from university - Laura and Jen, in Sri Lanka. We managed to fit our 2 travelling schedules together nicely so we could spend a week catching up, them from Japan and me from Thailand.
We stayed on the South-East coast which was really quiet as its low season, so we had the hotel and …
... to establish themselves.
Seafood restaurants, bars and cafes sit along the beach offering much of the same thing but a few stand out places:
- Full Moon- great red wine (difficult to find in Sri Lanka), lovely prawns and reasonable prices, Italian restaurant
- Happy Banana- the BEST fresh calamari- garlicky, lemony, peppery sauce and fragrant fish curries
- Chilli Bongo Cafe- 700rupees/£3.50 for a whole range of cocktails