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 …
... corner of Sri Lanka. We arrived at the village at 3am, and there was no road to the village, so we had to walk down a small winding path through the jungle. You heard all sorts of noises! Then we arrived at the house. It was a small one room shack, and when we entered, the smell just hit us. There were 5 people scattered around the floor. His father, mother, two brothers and sisters. We sure slept good that night! The next morning we woke up, and has ...
... off. I put on the best clothes I was carrying which frankly weren't that smart and headed off for this very grand hotel with not a little trepidation. Here is what happened, again taken from my VT Colombo page.
"I had been in touch with my wonderful friend and very active VT member Treshi who has been such a great help on my current trip to SRi Lanka, and she had very kindly invited me to "afternoon tea" at the Galadari Hotel in the ...
... be so good to see them! I don't have pictures of the projects because Sri Lanka has a vulnerable persons photo act, which prohibits volunteers from taking pictures, because it happened in the past that those photos were used for monetary gain. When we leave Sri Lanka, our electronics will be searched, and if pictures are found, our devices will be confiscated, and could face a fine. Otherwise, everything is very good with me. Take ...
... doors. We imagine it to be one of disgust, horror and downright confusion. Such was the look on the face of the front of house staff when we two ragged, grotty travellers rocked up outside this top notch hotel in a battered tuk tuk, complete with our backpacks.
However, once they realised that we were in fact nice people in need of a shower and not Chechen rebels, they showed themselves to be unfalteringly friendly. We followed them into this palace in a ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service