Tamarind Tree Hotel
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking
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... He was going out to the gym, and offered us a lift to the mall so we could get dinner. His car was shockingly a beautiful white merc and I was in my element. Cruising the city in style! We loved the mall, we headed for the food court and had our first taste of Indian cuisine and it was great. We then had a look around a few more shops, and stumbled across a supermarket, our fave. We were so shocked at how cheap everything was, ...
... and bikes to inspect and select their purchases. Sumith explained that it is coming up to their "New Year" celebrations and that customarily you must have new clothes for yourself and also to gift to your family and friends. Naturally, the whole scene was accompanied by the 'symphony of horns' played at varying pitches and intonations. We of course were a part of this, dodging the ever present tuk tuks and adding our own horn blasts to the melody. The sounds ...
... the most expensive residences in the city can be found) and past the US Embassy where there was a long line of people waiting to get US visas. We made a couple more photo stops as we drove through the city, first at the Independence Commemoration Hall, and then at the Sri Lankan Conference Center. The Sri Lankan Conference Center was built as a gift to the country by China. Upali, our guide, suspects that sometime in the future China will expect to be paid back ...
... the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage so we had to get up at 06:45 for a very early breakfast to allow us to leave the port at 08:00.
Pinnawela is a government run orphanage for injured and abandoned young elephants. It is 56 miles north west of Colombo and took us about 2 ½ hours to get there by coach. It originally opened in 1975 with just 7 elephants. Today there are 86.
The elephants are taken down to the river for a bath and a play every morning ...
... tottered home replete hoping that the night watchmen for the apartment block would be up to let us in. Wednesday 10th After our coffee and biscuit breakfast we found a Tuc Tuc and set off to the station where a very helpful man explained how we needed to reserve a train seat to Kandy soon as they would be likely to be booked out; which they were, almost. Once again we found ourselves walking through the heat to explore Colombo Fort district. It is a lovely old ...