Peacock Beach Hotel
Travel Blogs from Yala National Park
... Gem River Edge. We had the pleasure to meet Muna, Sri Lankan fascinating guy, married to Karla, lovely portuguese woman who decided to leave her previous life in Europe and follow the love of his life. The place was adorable and wild, but still very comfortable and very well designed. We left early in the morning to start our full day Safari in Yala National Park. I've been safaring in Kenya and I really wasn't sure about ...
So we woke up mid morning and had breakfast.. (a tuna sandwich and chips which looked suspiciously like it had been there overnight.. need i say that we didn't eat it..)
We arranged with the hotel staff for a jeep to pick us up at 2.45pm and take us on safari to Yala National Park. It was approx 15km away from where we were so wouldn't take long. (anything would be a short journey compared to that one of yesterdays!)
... 11.30 seeing jeep which had been rammed by tusker ( after fruit in truck). Then swim and snack lunch before leaving for afternoon safari at 2.30.
Set off but it rained heavily and we turned back, deferring the trip to the next morning. Afternoon it continued drizzling. We showered and read etc, walked around lake to watch crocs and birds until dinner ( another buffet, good choice with fish and lots of puds). In evening heard elephant outside room.
... sights and that is the reason!
We decided to have a change of scene and took ourselves down to sit beside the beautiful, blue hotel pool. What a marvellous setting, sitting by the lake soaking up the sunshine ... and the internet works out here too!
We were fascinated to see a number of pelicans swimming on the lake and noticed many other interesting bird life too. Not quite so interesting, ...
... get us to some restaurants we were very mistaken, although in the very centre of Colombo there wasn't any food to be seen! Lots and lots of markets and people but only some dodgey chicken venders. We got hassled by a tuk tuk driver who insisted he wanted to help (he was no help!) but we ended up finding a very friendly man who spoke English and told another driver where we wanted to go (back to the guesthouse in hope of more local information). We got back to ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool