Secret Garden Villa
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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Travel Blogs from Unawatuna
... veggie restaurant close to the hostel to have breakfast together, banana and treacle pancakes are pretty nice! Some of us then went different ways but Nat and I went to get a massage, just neck back and shoulders but it was a good value massage and definitely helped loosen up some tight muscles, and we had free coconut water afterwards. We then just had a walk along the beach before heading over to the train station, which felt a little weird as Cat was staying at the hostel ...
... until they are five. This is because very few females actually hatch - there is only one female egg for every 1000 male eggs. The hatchery also has some disabled turtles born with them in captivity and some caught in fishing nets and rescued. It was nice to see these turtles so well cared for, but I felt really sorry for one blind turtle, who was swimming into the wall repeatedly. Unfortunately, the hatchery was destroyed by the 2004 tsunami, al ...
... ditching the bags in the lovely rooms (complete with unexpected jacuzzi baths), we camped at the pool for a few happy hours having fresh watermelon juices and enjoying just being in one place. 2 nights easily changed to 5 as we relaxed and had the traditional part of the holiday. Sunbathing, swimming in pool, reading, wandering down to the beach, bobbing about in the sea and cocktails by the waves in the evening.
We used Unawatuna as a base to see Galle and didn't return ...
... up a 'tuk tuk ice lolly' for 30rp, giving us the sugar hit we needed.
The now open town sported plenty of shops full of oddities: endless gem/jewellery shops with the most ridiculous and over priced bling, souvenir shops full of surprisingly tasteful trinkets, and strangely, loads of antique shops filled with lots of junk but also plenty of interesting bits and pieces.
After emptying our wallets on pretty postcards and wooden key rings, we spent our day ...
... stuck in Sri Lanka to ad to my woes. Like India, wifi in Sri Lanka is an absolute joke and cancelling my cards/contacting my insurance company etc became one big epic quest. I was at a low point, a real bad place. Not so much the loss of property anymore but the insane complicated system it took to try and rectify things. From a neighbouring hotel, I was taken pity on by one of the employees and his best mate who was a local Touk driver. The driver took me to the local ...