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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 …
After a long day of bus riding we arrived in Mirissa just as sun was setting. We needed to find accomadation and was lucky to get some right on the beach. Mirissa is in the south which means that at this time of year it's off season, this meant that only a handful of tourists were about and only a few restaurants we open. We really liked it here, no sandflies was a winner for ...
... lunch while they repair the leaking toilet cistern, all the time tortured by the view of the cool sea after our long bus journey. We just want to jump into the ocean but we have all our bags with us. In the end we ask them to leave the repair as we can live with dripping water, dump the bags into the room, get changed and jump into the ocean.
We walk down the beach and talk to some very drunk locals before making a quick escape. Next door is ...
... been the going rate, but the next one said 300 so we just took him. got into marissa and wandered around and then poked through a motels walkway to the beach and found heaps of little seafood restaurants, chose one and had an amazing dinner of fresh fish and chips and salad. who puts pineapple in salad,, blerkkkkkk. got kindof lost on our way back but finally found the main road grabbed a tuktuk and back to our house.
We woke up around 7am again as it is nice and cool and comfortable. It was a bit over cast so we decided to pack our rucksacks again and venture to the next beach. We jumped on a tuk tuk and got the Tangalle to Matara bus there we again got a tuk tuk who took us to some guesthouses around Marissa after the fourth vetting of room and beds we stumbled across a really new and clean room for around £15 a night, fairly good value ...