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 …
... that come to spend a few months, just like the Gibbon project in Phuket or the tarsier sanctuary in Bohol. Here, there are lots and lots of locals that push for a tip and look more interested in getting that than working for the turtles. They encourage us to hold the turtles for some pictures, which we refuse to do. They look a bit shocked and even tell us that the russians love handling turtles, so why not us. Well we know better (there are many hatcheries along ...
... to be able to sleep,(that is after closing the room with the aircon. Before we go to bed. It has started raining in the afternoons for the past 2 days, so I'm not sure whether the wet season is starting a little earlier than the reported April start. There a 6 giant turtles which come to the lagoon every morning, not all at once, to be fed by the locals and tourists, and there are heaps of tropical fish in the shallow rock pools, so I don't ...
... or whatever is handy). The women asked for water and milk. At the fish market I bought a huge Tuna for $7 and plenty of squid for $4.
Back in the concrete Kitchen with the gas stoves, we started. I chopped with a neighbour, who though it was funny that a man was interested in cooking. All the Sri Lankan men had suddenly disappeared. Later we found them already drinking the Arak. We were only thirty minutes from being ready and the time for everyone ...
... and so hopefully the four different masala bags I bought will help me create some truly Sri Lankan curries back home in Britain.
One thing I have to say at this point is that much literature I've read on Sri Lankan food seems to warn tourists about its heat. To me, this is unfair on two levels. Firstly, I see heat as an 'acquired taste', much in the same way that one must become accustomed to the initial bitterness of wine or the fieriness of whisky to be able to ...