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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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We're here! We arrived late Friday night, and our flight to Sri Lanka went well. We switched to the airline Etihad in Chicago to get to Abu Dhabi. It felt like an airline from the 50's and 60's with the flight attendants wearing little hats and gloves to greet us. The flight was very crowded. It was very tight for that 12 hour flight, but we were as comfortable as we could be. The stop in Abu Dhabi was short, but the amazing architecture of the airport made us ...
... scene but the place was deserted. We got tuk tuks all around the city to popular bars, so quiet. We even got a tuk tuk 15 km out of Colombo to a backpacker beach town, absolutely dead. So instead we got burger king and sulked.
The next night we did stumble across one bar, it was a sports club bar which was supposedly popular. We went in and to our surprise there were some people! It was an ex pat bar and coincidently it was trivia ...
... the butler!..we were hugged and given a fresh flower necklace and mango and papaya juice along with a frozen face washer to help us cool down...as we both sat drinking our drinks (while being watched by all the other 4)..we quietly whispered .. wheres the other guests? to eachother, it was strange...we were the only ones, we were shown to our room and then the penny dropped..this whole resort was ours!! we had unintentionally booked the whole ...
... over my first tuk tuk and me and my travel companion hopped in with all of our luggage.
Going in the tuk tuk is perhaps the most insane transport I have been in, basically they all try to dominate the road, and if anyone gets in their way they beep over and over. There are hundreds of them everywhere all jockeying for position. I arrived at my very nice hotel and unpacked (Jesus I'd kill for a nice hotel now..)
We then went for ...
... to meet other backpackers. We did the 40 minute tuc tuc trip to the elephant orphanage, but the 3000 LKR ($20) entrance ticket kept us out, we saw many elephants in Sri Lanka and could see these from a nearby hotel for the price of a beer (ok not from so close). The spice garden and all their homeopathic remedies were interesting and the guide managed to get our English travel buddy from the hostel to depart with a couple of day’s budget to attempt a cure for ...