Avani Bentota Resort & Spa
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Vijay told us that a fisherman had brought in 100 eggs to bury so before it got too hot we started digging the hole for the eggs. It was then onto the usual task of feeding. Thankfully we didn't need to fill up the feeding tanks as they were already full from cleaning out yesterday and we hadn't drained the water. The turtles had finished off the …
... petals. I had Devilled Sear Fish, Debbie Nasi Goering, a plate of mixed salad and three large beers for about $30, it was definitely the best meal we've had in Sri Lanka and one the most memorable ever for me. We called at a local 'lock up' type shop on our way back to buy an ice cream, where a Tuk Tuk driver and the owner struck up a conversation (as they do here) and had we not made our excuses the ice cream would have ...
Just a few pics today. We went to an old town of Galle which has a large fort and ramparts. We walked around a bit but it was quite hot when there wasn't any wind...so it was pretty quick. We did get to see an international Cricket match between South Africa and Sri Lanka. Dinners , well all the food, have been lovely! A lot of curry, which I never thought I would like too much but I sure do. Julen had a chicken curry tonight and even if he didn't like it, he ate it all and said he ...
There was nothing more to see inside of the Fort so the tuk-tuk driver suggested that we could go to the New Town. We agreed. He took us to a couple of markets (green market, spice market). Before he dropped us off in front of the railway station he let us have a look at a very colorful Hindu temple.
Our train departed at 3.30 from Galle. There was no first class available so we travelled in the second class again. This time we didnīt have a seat reservation so we ...
... 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 ...