Polhena Reef Garden

Matara, Sri Lanka | Hotel
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Off to the beach - day 10

A travel blog entry by lynnd99


Today we set off on our final day of door to door cyling and it was door to bus. We had to cover extra km today to reach the coast and there were some serious road works around the construction of a new freeway and building for the CHOGM conference in months time, so all the bikes were loaded on the bus for the first time. Before this we again left the safety of the electric fence to ride ...

Day 28 - Tally Ho....Onward to Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by rick_and_mandy


... very new flash highway. This country is a paradox I tell you, very poor, special and absolutely cricket mad, that's the first impression, it's everywhere in your face. On the way Mr Gayan, who has a very quick sense of humour says "you know tourism is very good, you know, but the English when they come many years ago, they do very silly things. They came and they wanted to grow the tea, so they bought in free labor from India and paid them only with the food, and now we have ...

What Goes Up Must Come Down

A travel blog entry by maryamosmond


... t tell him earlier in the email that we were going to Matara instead of Hikka). On our second day on the way to Sigiriya we asked him whether we could just stop at 800km and then we will go on our own. Mr. Kalan said YES. We did ask a few times and again, he agreed, so we did not bring up the topic again. But now in the car fighting to get as much money and knowing he will have to go to Negombo empty, with no extra fuel charge, Mr. Kalan got a little ...

A long, long trip to Unawatuna

A travel blog entry by beckerworldtrip


... journey across other countries. I expected to be waited on by demure and blushing toadies holding silver trays with white gloved hands, heaped with pots of English tea and crumpets, and a small jar of Gray Poupon. Instead we got a cramped, lumpy seat with a backwards look at the countryside through a dirty and steamed up window, with no place for luggage. Nobody offered us any food, of course, but three cars forward there was a snack bar in the local ...

A Whale's Tail

A travel blog entry by skinnywench

... ship, the captain asked me if I got seasick. Now, I’ve been on ferries in storms where most of the passengers were throwing up, sailed yachts and speed boats in bad weather and ridden a boat in such bad conditions I thought we were done for and have never been ill. So I replied that I was a good sailor in a rather superior manner. An hour out and one meal down, the captain who was a whale nut and loved his job ...

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