Travel Blogs from Matara
A comfortable nights stay at "Mountain Garden Guesthouse" (strangely named as it's not on a hill nor in a garden) made for a relaxed start to the day. The days events were slow to say the least as my caffeine withdrawal had kicked in hard and I was like a zombie. Ushered along by Kate's motivation and energy we decided to splurge out and book a …
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 ...
... National Park. We saw plenty of birds, monkeys and a croc or two, but no elephants. One of the riders came off in deep sand maybe she was pushed off by monkeys? We ended the day at our accommodation on the beach and had an afternoon swim in the Indian Ocean which was so warm it was like bath water. We finished the day off with sone organised Sri Lankan beach games and a pre dinner ...
... her. Quickly the locals catch on that a turtle is approaching. We are told to move away and crouch down. The turtle slowly makes its way up to the beach as we huddle together in one spot with the local. Soon the other couple leave the beach and its just us and two locals. They say that when tourist come they are only allowed to see one turtle before the tuk tuk driver demands to go home. We feel very lucky to have our own transport and freedom to come and go as we please. ...
.......was what I was told when I first arrived at the volunteer house. In fact over the 2 months I only every saw two scorpions! I have had such a wonderful time here and I would recommend to anyone that they visit this amazing country.
The volunteer house is part of Janaka's home and there is a separate apartment block at the back with 10 large en-suite rooms. We get 3 meals a day and fortunately breakfast is NOT rice and curry as I have had in ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet