Tamarind Tree Hotel
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- Swimming pool
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- Free parking
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Ayubowan! I have just officially finished my first week in Sri Lanka and it has been incredible so far! On Monday, I arrived at my home stay which is in a rural area of Sri Lanka! The people are so friendly. I live with a family who have many children, although I'm not actually sure who even lives here as a lot of the family live in the local area and the phrase sisters/cousins etc have been completely lost in translation! A major cultural difference ...
So today we had quite an early start to go to one of our schools, this was a special needs lesson, where we help support the teachers and run fun activities. They had two classrooms between them so we all did welcome songs in the bigger classroom then split back into their correct classes, with 2 or 3 volunteers in each class. We started off by colouring in the space shapes. This kept some entertained for quite a while others not so much, one of the pupils in the class ...
... to our surprise we received assistance and directions from friendly locals repeatedly. This would prove to be an accurate foreshadow of Sri Lankan hospitality, a refreshing change from hectic India!
We decided to spend our first night in Mount Lavinia, an outlying suburb of Colombo, with mediocre beaches in comparison to the south, but a convenient stop while in transit from chaotic Colombo. The next morning we able ...
... in the ground to watch the second day of the deciding "unofficial test match" between Sri Lanka A and England Lions. Chris Woakes brought up his hundred pretty much as we arrived in the ground. He and Scott Borthwick were putting on a huge partnership (197), until Borthwick fell agonisingly close to his ton on 99. Woakes and Borthwick had been going along carefully in the morning session, but the arrival of Liam Plunkett at the crease signalled ...
... my Dad who's been wanting me to stay away from bikes my entire life;)).
After Varkala it was yet again time to get on a flight and this time to Sri Lanka. We arrived in Colombo at lunch time and directly made arrangements for what would be an intense and super fun trip around Sri Lanka, much thank to our driver who more-so turned in to our guide. We started off by heading to Kandy in the mountains. On our way there we made a stop at an elephant sanctuary. Not only ...