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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 ...
... and meg they say you're lasanai (beautiful) and mum and dad are apparently very very lovely. Bless them!
Computer class is really tiring - they're not naughty like the sangamitta girls - but there is a real range in ability and I am determined not to let the less able children get lost amongst the louder ones with better English.. They probably think I am such a tyrant, but I like to pick on the quiet class members to get them up and talking and practicing their english - ...
... In the end, I called the broker, complained about being overcharged, and actually got a refund! Amazing.
After the safari, I jumped on the bus to Tangalla, where I've spent the last 24 hours totally chilling out. Ok, I've walked the beach as far as you can see in both directions. There are few tourists here, the beach is clean, the water is clean, and I lucked into a great family-run place for 1000 LKR/night (about ...