Travel Blogs from Wadduwa
... a tuk-tuk with Kerry and it was a little eventful as our tuk-tuk kept breaking down. There was a bit of a hairy moment when our driver was about to over take a bus and all of a sudden the engine choked and it left us losing speed on a very busy road but thankfully the driver managed to manoeuvre through the traffic to safety and restart - although it did take a couple of tries. The same situation happened again going down the hotel driveway just a few metres ...
... a deep natural port but this is a container port and some way out of the city. This meant a drive through the port area which unfortunately appeared shambolic, impoverished and crowded, even today which was a national holiday. The road conditions were dangerous and it seemed true that, as we had been told, drivers just look forwards not showing any awareness of vehicles adjacent to them. Some highly dangerous lateral movements and lane ...
... with them. It was amazing that they opened up their house to us! That night, one of the extended family got a baby, so at like 1am, back into the ox cart we went to the hospital. One thing that is very important to Sri Lankan people Is family. Maternity wards here are very different than back home. They are not happy places. There are 30 women crammed in a little room with no privacy at all. Everyone looked sad. After we visited a while, we went back to ...
... in horror but it is a system that seems to suit me.
On the Galle Road (the main drag heading South from Colombo) I came upon Flame 'n'
Flavours which looked spotlessly clean and had a English menu blackboard outside which was helpful. I don't need an English menu and regularly resort to "point and nod" as I have explained elsewhere here.
I sallied in, pointed at what looked like a decent curry and indicated rice and one of the rather thick ...
... Well, this seems to be an appropriate time to sign off as I have to 'phone my new friend Nihal in Matara and see what kind of a deal he is going to give me on a room and then get a tuk-tuk to the bus station. I did walk up here when I arrived but in the midday heat I really cannot be bothered and the £1 or so for the ride will hardly break the bank.
Next time I should get round to telling you about my next "new best friend" the TV star so stay tuned.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Free parking