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... br> We got on the air-con bus (feeling like we were going up in the world), reclined our seats and enjoyed the £1 ride to Negombo which took about an hour! Then we found a tuktuk to take us to the beach area where we found a guest house, dropped our bags and headed for the sea for a dip to cool off!!
After the many gorgeous beaches we have enjoyed in Sri Lanka this one doesn't impress very much and the ...
... with me. Now, I'm not sure where in the line of Russian-Sinhalese-English this got lost in translation, but some thing doesn't sound right here? Or maybe she just really like me. I dunno. He told me his wife thought we should not bother me, so who knows!
The next day, I hopped in a tuk tuk to the nearby train station, and began my journey south bound to Hikkaduwa. A famous beach town.
See you on the beach!
... for us to take a boat out after a few days and in the meantime we switched off our brains and enjoyed the sublime pleasures of our tropical paradise.
beneath our balcony, local fishermen and their families would gather early in the morning to inspect the night`s catch before it was sold to local hotels and restaurants. They were open and very friendly, happily sharing broad smiles and jokes with us despite the language barrier.
This was all simply blissful.
... and stitchers to make a plethora of delightful items; a great many of which we would have loved to purchase. They also had a very pleasant courtyard cafe with jazz playing. It was Islington on the Galle Road! Sadly they only offered sandwiches in the evening which did not seem substantial enough given our long day however while bemoaning this a fantastic thunderstorm developed and suddenly pan fried fresh tuna sandwiches with salad and chips was mighty ...
TIME CHECK: 0615 Sadly the start of our last full day in Sri Lanka (on this trip). Just getting into the swing of things and we are already packing our bags for tomorrow's 4.5 hour flight to Dubai....."cheekily" we have booked 3 nights there so as to get used to the time zone...... BUG DEATH STRIKES WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT IT! After a massive lunch yesterday on the beach, we decide that a light repast would be sensible....we pile into a Japanese style establishment and ...