Nilaveli Beach Hotel
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Hello from the east coast! Yesterday we arrived on the other side of the country after a couple stops at religious monuments. The first stop was Mihintale where Buddhism began in Sri Lanka. We climbed up 1843 steps with some actual monkeys and then ...
Bright and early on Tuesday morning Cha came to pick us
up and we wrestled the luggage into his three-wheeler along with a fair supply
of snacks for just-in-case. Once we were out of the 7am rush hour traffic, the
driving was good and the tuk-tuk zipped along. Stopping off for some
‘short-eats’ I had a curry fish bun and Beckie stayed off the spice with a
sweet bun. In Matale we had a quick stop at a massive Hindu temple covered in
Well what seemed impossible a few weeks ago has finally happened. We are opening a dive shop in Trincomalee. We have signed the lease on a house and land beachfront in Trincomalee town on Dutch Bay. Poised to be the first dive shop in the actual town we have high hopes of the area. The bay we have landed on house a multitude of dive sites and all of the dive shops in the northern communities of Niavelli and Uppaveli make the 10+ km trip to our bay for diving each ...
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We arrived here quite late on Sunday and it was already past sunset (6:15pm) and with nowhere already booked, we relied on everybody's friend - our tuk tuk driver for help. Becki & Josh went off in their own tuk tuk to find their own accommodation too. He drove us up and down the coast looking for hotels and they were all full.
In the end he took us to ...
... and clear waters and not only did we get to snorkel in the coral reef but our guide also took us to swim with some reef sharks. On our last day at Uppuvelli we decided to go diving. I did Discover Scuba Diving, a beginners course which taught me the relevant skills and then we went out on two dives to about 10m. Although we didn't spot any turtles, we saw stingray, flounder and huge moray eels as well as many beautiful fish and coral. Photos/videos to come! ...