Shah International Hotel
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... us. There wasn't a pre-paid taxi counter so it was peace of mind that we get to our hotel and not need to barter. The resort where we were staying was in the sticks near a lake, so going from past taxi experience, they probably wouldn't find it! The resort driver was waiting by his people carrier with 'welcome David Milnes' in his windscreen. The car had AC and seatbelts! The journey took around 20 minutes with an ATM stop. "Honk honk" was only used ...
Saturday 20th of December Up at 4am to be ready for 5am departure to airport to airport. Taxi turned up, always a relief and probably worth paying the extra of doing it through the hotel. Another person waiting for a taxi ordered elsewhere waited in vane. Young driver whose wife was in the UK. Airport not particularly inspiring but managed to find a cup of coffee and spend last Sri Lankan Rupees on Earl Grey tea bags. Flight very short, ...
... At one point we even walked by ourselves. We took some back roads and arrived at Shiva Garden Homestay where the extremely friendly manager showed us a room and discounted it to our desired price as we were walking sadly away (think George Michael from Arrested Development). Being oblivious to haggling this is a fairly successful strategy.
Hungry, as we had missed lunch, we ordered a fruit salad from the kitchen and just chilled, soaking in the ...
... run by a very friendly bunch of Thai (or Malay) lads. An odd mixture, but the food was generally very good, so we kept coming back. (Mrs C did have an attack of conscience: wondering whether we were turning into boring English tourists, who keep going back to the same place each night of a holiday in Benidorm, to eat chips and drink beer - but I persuaded her that a few nights in the same restaurant in our year-long trip did not put us in ...
... time that we were there. The father has a bicycle and he shops for the fish and vegetables. There is television, which shows another side to life, Vijeesh has also come into contact with outside influences, and now he wants an English wife. On our boat trip, a tree was pointed out that had fruit on it which to all intents and purposes looked like mango. The suicide tree, couple of bites and you are dead. It's the preferred choice to commit ...