Villa Ocean View Hotel
Travel Blogs from Wadduwa
... and the Sinhalese government was actually nothing to do with us (The Tamils wanted a separate state). Subsequently the Portuguese invaded in 1505 but were ousted by the dutch in 1660. The British took over in 1796 and independence established in 1948 (without major problems in the immediate aftermath). In
1972 Ceylon became Sri Lanka. (Country of the Lion – something to do with lions
Tea and coffee ...
... to the field and pick watermelon, peanuts and avocado for breakfast. It was one of the best breakfasts ever! Then we needed to get some drinking water from town, so up to the house rolls an ox and cart! It was a pertty uncomfortable ride, but we got there in one piece! After we finished getting supplies, we climbed up small mountain. It was so peacefull! The air is so clean and not a sound to be heard except for wild animals! What a difference from the ...
... apocalyptic roadworks on the Galle Road defeated me. I got to Deliwhala and turned back. Let's be honest, there are only so many times a day you can be forced off the non-existent pavement by roadworks and into the path of a stridently horn-blaring bus before the joke starts to wear thin and so I decided to retreat to the relative safety of Wellewatta. Well, at least I knew where I was there!
I did stop for a meal in a little place that looked OK and ...
... in my hotel and had similarly stumbled upon the Topaz. They were
the only white people I saw in quite a few visits here.
The only thing of particular note here is that they have a smoking room (pictured) which is the only one I have seen thus far on my trip here. I think it is a good idea as everyone is catered for that way although oddly you are not allowed to take your drink in there.
There is very good food available and I shall ...
... thing that bothers me about travel. I expect it and welcome it in markets and shops. It's actually a bit of a fun game. However, as a traveller I want to meet genuine locals. Unfortunately, there are loads of locals who view westerners as big, fat piggy banks stuffed with dollar bills and pound notes. The ones who offer to take your photo and then demand cash, who offer their hand to help you up a steep climb and then hold out their hand again for money. The ones who approach you ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service