Peacock Beach Hotel
Travel Blogs from Yala National Park
Tissa is the sort of place you stay because you have a destination or attraction to get to. It is again steeped in history being the Sinhalese Kingdom capital about 3rd century BC and has a beautiful massive man made lake but that's about it.
We stayed here overnite so we could get to Yala National Park at the crack of dawn. Yala is generally considered one of the best of the 15 national parks Sri Lanka has to offer. The mozzies here ...
We had an early start, to get to Yala for the peak of the action - we left our hotel at 5 am. We were picked up by a jeep that had six chairs fixed on the back in an open air viewing area. We were the last to be picked up, but apart from a quick hello, no one said too much as it was far too early for conversation! We drove towards Yala National Park in the dark, with the cool morning air blowing in our faces, excited about the prospect of our first ever ...
... was excellent value considering the upmarket location.
At various points I was invited to share in bar nibbles with other customers and they were all very good especially the roasted cashew nuts."
I had aimed to get to the bar / film set by about five as I knew they packed up then. I wandered in and was warmly greeted yet again although slightly chided by Duleeka for not having been there earlier. It must have got lost in translation ...
Today is our Safari trip and our driver is booked to pick us up from the guest house at 5am. We arranged a Jeep with a driver through the guest house which cost 6000 rupee. It was easy to wake up at 4.30 as we were looking forward to it so much. The hotel had made us a packed lunch of sandwiches and bananas to eat on the way. We had ...
... 8.30 pm. Needless to say we were ecstatic at what we had just achieved.
Around the edge of Sri Lanka in 4 days covering all 4 corners and 1600 kilometers. And on two motor bikes. That's something all four of us will be proud of till the day we die.
On a closing note, if you plan to do this trip, please don't take this blog post as the gospel truth. I cannot condone or recommend some methods that we used ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet