Reef Villa & Spa
Travel Blogs from Wadduwa
... pm which was a bit annoying, I went on Wednesday with an open mind. We all attended our scheduled session in the morning, which was about empowering marginalised youth, before this we had sat through more speeches in the main hall, during which most of us had switched off as they just seemed to have those voices that made it hard to listen and get motivated. We all had lunch provided for us, which was a really tasty and large chicken lasagne, people who know my eating habits will ...
... Jo realised that this was because you must not ‘turn your back to a Buddha’. We managed a photo without similar difficulties though neither of us
was in it.
Next stop was an Art and Craft Centre which we understand is one of Sri Lanka’s main exports. The items, fabrics, batiks, wood carving, jewellery and paintings were beautiful and of a very high standard.
We moved on to a Buddhist temple having ...
My day typically begins with the shrill ringing of my alarm lock at 6:30. Try to freshen up before the other volunteers need to use the house's one bathroom. Then around 7:00 the house keeper arrives and helps us with breakfast process. Breakfast typically consists of eggs, toast, fresh fruit and tea. Then around 8:00 the volunteers venture out to their projects. I'm lucky that my project is close to the house. It's about 15 minute walk from the house. ...
... a good song title some day if it has not already been used) it turned out that he had the slightly improbable forename of Shane and his grandfather (or was it great grandfather?) had been an Irishman who had come to the then Ceylon to help run the
railways. Strange coincidence as my maternal grandfather was a railwayman himself which led to an interesting conversation. He did tell me his surname which was equally British, I think it may have been White but ...
... Whilst clearing Immigration / Passport control at the airport the officer had welcomed me very politely to the country and handed me a nice little folded tourist map of the country which I thought was a nice touch. Rather oddly, in the packaging of the map was a free mobile telephone SIM card for the Dialog network which seems to be the largest operator in the country. At the hotel I had taken the SIM card out and it was unlike any I had ever ...
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- Room service
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