Travel Blogs from Colombo
A hilly winding rough road drive by tuk-tuk (amazing how and where these little vehicles with a 175cc motor can go), took us to the start of the track up to a large cave that is well protected from the elements.Reputedly inhabited 10,000 years ago, British archaelogists discovered 10 skeletons and other relics there. Next to the cave is a permanent …
Before our departure from Owinka we were each presented with a photo montage of our time there. It was such an unexpected gift but shows the typical kindness we have come to see is second nature to the Sri Lankan people.
We head towards Colombo, our final destination on this tour.
Colombo is the current commercial capital of Sri …
... service is impeccable! Upon arrival be just relax at the pool and try to keep the gitls awake..because of course the haven't slept, thanks to Emirates Inflight entertainment system! We go for a quick but delicious dinner at the Green Cabin.We have no clue what we are ordering but every turns out to be delicious. Margaux is fast asleep on the restaurant bench and doesn't even wake up for dessert!!!! Off to bed we are all at 20:30 and sleep until the next ...
... Tim take some more sweet pumpkin curry, you need a heavy lunch, its 3 hours until dinner!"
Archa was a fantastic host, organised for us to meet so many relatives and friends, who were all so so nice. Sojapunchi (punchi means auntie) who makes the best tempura ever, Sujirapunchi who told us loads about Yala national park which we will go to soon, Chichiraarcha who helped Teeks loads with her dissertation, Kapilamama (mama means uncle) who ...
Colombo- Friday 24th May
Landed in Colombo to Vesak Poya (a Buddhist festival, across between divali, christmas and Blackpool Lights). Streets were lined with paper laterns and houses were covered in rows of little string lights. All of Colombo was out to play, meaning it took us a good 2 and a half hours to get from the airport to our hotel.
Colombo- Saturday 25th May
Day 2 of the Festival, everything closed and the centre deserted. We did manage ...
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Good location adjacent to shopping
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