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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 ...
... about 15 minutes a bus arrives and with my new found mates we head off. The road passes through little villages but is mostly bush. There are signs warning about elephants crossing. We eventually arrive at Sooriyaweva which is a small dusty village with a busy bus station. Following my cricket friends we now board a 3rd bus and continue through the bush for about 10 kilometers. We arrive at the stadium it it is literally in the middle of no where. ...
... are flowing a bit easier. One of the girls is Sri Lankan (though born and lives in the UK) but has family here. She was telling us about the civil war between the Tamils and the Sinhalese and how terrible it was. Her family are Tamil and she said they were lucky to escape at the beginning of the war. It is pretty much unspoken about now that it is over. We had an early start on Friday morning. Three of us got the ...