Villa Ocean View Hotel
Travel Blogs from Wadduwa
We have arrived at Sri lanka national airport with no transport and no accomodation and lucky for us it was raining as well!! Anyway, once we had doged the 1000 taxi drivers waiting in arrivals we picked up our first Tut Tut - three wheel rickshaw/taxi. Our senses overloaded, trying to take everything in and negoatiate a good price. We ended up …
... from local Sri Lankan dishes to those more familiar to western palates.
This hotel, does seem to host a lot of relatively short stay guests. Our guess is people stopping off before or after a stay in the Maldives. A fair number of people seem to use the coast hotels as a base for a few day trips into the centre of the country. This approach must involve an unbelievably early start (we heard somebody at Pinnewala mention being picked up by coach at 0300!) ...
... sitting on benches looking at a large, tall, winding tree. Arriving worshippers took some water, poured it over the roots of the tree, then sat to pray or simply sit. A gang of striped squirrels were having a domestic, squawking loudly and running in and around the branches. Coloured flags fluttered in the strong breeze, the shade was so welcome, and we only left after a rather large amount of fidgeting from me whilst I tried to prevent ...
... and the hundred or so people on the platform piled in. Laura and I looked at each other and realised there was only one thing to do, so we ran down the train looking for a less full cabin, however they where getting fuller and fuller as we reached the end of the train. Then we heard the ominous horn of the train it it began to pull away. At the point the Indian men hanging onto the train for dear life beckoned us ...
... br> Walked back over the quiet railway line after another evening meal on the beach. Mount Lavinia's beach stretches a few miles to the south of the heart of Colombo. Simple local dishes have kept us going, we're both keen to try the seafood, with small crafts dotted along other beach it's bound to be fresh and delicious, but for the time being, we're gambling with low stakes...not sure about papaya juice.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool