Taj Samudra Colombo
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- Continental Breakfast
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- Tennis Court
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This hotel; is top of the range and pulled out all stops to make us feel welcome
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Off to Galle Fort we were in the bus for 2/12 hours. Old Portuguese Fort right at the bottom of Sri Lanka used by the Clipper ships plying the spice trade between the Orient and England using the SW and NE trade winds. Now the SW trade wind is bringing the monsoon and we saw it in force today, we got absolutely saturated as we were walking …
First up about our 10 hour trip to Sri Lanka. It was like no other flight I have had in that we were able to get up wander around the whole flight take photos and generally get to know each other ( not the ones flying business or first though! )The time passed very quickly. We were helped along by a glass of bubbles when we first boarded and this …
... as I staggered back into the shop everyone was kind of frozen in time looking in my direction, a tad mortifying but feeling much better.
Poor Praki was quite concerned as we were hours from my hotel but I soldiered on and saw the elephants trundle down to the river to bathe etc which was fantastic. I was feeling a bit better but we decided to take a local bus home just in case it was motion sickness. I wisely didn't eat any lunch etc and sipped on a cup of ...
... square with some nice monuments and also some guys with snakes which Maureen gave a wide berth to ;-) Got back to the ship around 12:30 and dumped the stuff in the cabin and went for lunch in the Orangery. Then we went off and to the small market which always seem to spring up in these ports, got a couple of pressies and then went back on the ship and up to deck 13. Bit warm up there so only there for half an hour or so then a cool dip in the pool ...
... heard of the famous rice and
curry, the staple of the Sri Lankan lunch menu and had determined to try it. It is the Sri Lankan equivalent of the Indian thali, namely a selection of dishes and pickles / accompaniments all served with the basis of a large amount of rice. You should know that it is always rice and curry, not curry and rice as we would designate it in the UK as the rice is deemed to be the principle ingredient. It is, in fact, the staple food of a ...