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 …
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 ...
... 30 am I arrive in Habantota to find the streets deserted and everything is closed except for a little stall selling tea to the fishermen. They point me in the direction of a hotel and when I eventually find it there is no one around. There are 2 keys on the reception desk and I am tempted to take one and just sneak into the room. I tried to sleep on a couch in reception but there are too many mosquitoes. Just as I am about to take one of the keys a car ...
... size, had comfortable basic furniture, tv, posters on the walls, oil burner, plenty of chairs, dining table, decent fridge (better than ours at the moment). The roof wasn’t completed inside of it and it was raining so it leaked a bit. They had electricity and gas. The power went out for a while. This family were all well dressed and some even had gold jewellery on. We assumed they may not be incredibly poor but definitely not rich. They ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet