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Sunday gave us much of the same as Saturday; waiting in airports and driving in taxis.
After an uneventful flight, we met our driver, Quintus, and arrived at our hotel in Negombo: Jetwing Beach Resort. This is a wonderful hotel and the room is one of the best I have stayed in. It had a wonderful bathroom, comfortable bed and a view over the beach and pool.
That evening, we headed out to Negombo strip, which is ...
... found the main beach road, and started to soak up the sites of this strange new land I was in. Children waved, and men said hello as I passed. Tuk tuks buzzed around like flies, and soon I found the beach and plopped myself down for a rest. Cycling the massive 1.5km took it out me!
I soon realized there really isn't anything to do in Negombo, nor a great deal of tourist infrastructure. I did manage to get a ...
... have been better. It was isolated and could certainly not claim to be picturesque or even attractive. It was, however, situated next to a small sandy beach which was in turn protected by a large reef some half a mile or so out into the sea. This provided the dual benefit of a spectacular view of huge rollers crashing against the reef and a beautifully gentle area of calm sea next to our sandy beach which was perfect for safe and comfortable bathing.The beach was small ...
... no mean feat. Theatrically, he settles the kids into their seats and the hands us a dog-eared grubby piece of A4. It has some details of a deaf school roughly photocopied onto it, with (surprise!) a list of donations - none of them below 2000 rupees - that he has collected. For some financial perspective, the four tickets to Kandy cost us less than 800 rupees. He got 100 rupees and when he started sign-complaining, a flea in his useless ear.
We have caught the slow ...
... but trying really hard to keep clean. In our experience it is always good to visit the toilet as soon as you arrive as it gives an indication as to how seriously hygiene is taken. In this case the wash basin was in the kitchen so you could see exactly how the food was being prepared. Poached egg got turned into fried egg and orange juice to papaya but other than that it was fine. We then walked into Negombo town proper. We ...