- Airport Transportation
- Room service
- Breakfast Available
- Swimming pool
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Non-smoking rooms
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... for me were going to say, "Taxi?" I had a shorter; three letter response, “Bus!”
From the moment I marched to the hotel with my rucksack in the searing heat, I could see that I was back in a hugely frenetic place (like at the Indian border before Siliguri).
After unpacking, I went for a walk to the port area. There are so many vendors here trying to get your attention and they ...
... He is nicely dressed, is smiling friendly and explains us what he can do for us. He offers us a tour covering the most important places in Colombo for 10$ per hour. Ok 7,5€/h is not cheap but it is not impossible either so we have the idea to have him drive us around for an hour or 3 and then we'll have seen most of it. Kamal Priyantha De Silva is een jaar of 40, heeft 2 zonen en een dochtertje en is sinds 1 augustus officieel op pensioen bij het leger. Hij heeft al 4 jaar ...
... and finding the hotel, this took an hour, because of a driver not understanding English, the north speaking Tamil rather than Sinhala, the name of the hotel sounding very similar to the name of a temple and most of all the fact that women in Sri Lanka are considered more minor in a way so stay at home etc, so despite us having a guide book with a map they wouldn't listen to us. Eventually a Tuk Tuk driver got in but got no closer, before someone ...
Departed once again after breakfast and anticipate a long ride to go further south west from Bundala. A little extra information for Irene and Guy, my In laws, who continue to learn about different cultures, history, geography even at 83 years of age. They follow us with a world map and read up on all the destinations we visit. Mirissa is the town in which many boats head out for whale watching and lucky for us it's the time to observe these gentle ...
... side of the road here, our driver consistently drove 25mph over the marked speed limit. Along with his lead foot, he swerved in and out of traffic and used his horn constantly. In getting into down town Colombo, we ran into a terrible traffic jam filled with cars, trucks, mopeds and other various forms of transportation all driving recklessly without any regard for safety, courtesy or personal space!!!
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