Tangalla Bay Hotel
Travel Blogs from Tangalla
... same tuk-tuk driver who brought us to our hotel was waiting for us at the reception. He spoke English quite well so we took this opportunity to ask him if he knows how to go to a beach where you can observe large sea turtles. That was actually the reason why we decided to come to Tangalle.
He told us that we would have to go to Rekawa Beach which is located 9 km from Tangalle. By coincidence he was about to pick up two girls and take them to Rekawa Beach. ...
... day in a tuk tuk we passed a farmer who was washing his buffalo in the river. We had to stop! He was washing them so lovingly, carefully holding each one's head in turn, splashing them with water, gently rubbing their noses, getting all the mud off their grubby little heads, and showing such a deep bond between farmer and cattle! The buffalo were absolutely lapping up all the attention, loving every rub and nuzzle! They were one happy ...
... murky but perfectly smooth. We slipped among the mangrove plants. Trees with thousands of roots, you could see new roots reaching downwards through thin air to the water below.
Much to our delight, a monitor lizard appeared up ahead. He was less delighted, but we still got a good look at his speckled body as he beat a hasty retreat.
The atmosphere was hushed, the water and trees so quiet in comparison to the beach with ...
... feed times, where 30 or so little elephants come to be fed milk - they take the tubing into their mouths and hold it still with their trunks, then milk is tipped into a funnel for them. From the milk feeding area they head over to the grass and leaves zone for some greenery.
3 hour journey to our next destination, and the three older Kemptons are a bit vanned out. Taya still seems to be enjoying it and has a ball dancing along to some tunes. Lunch ...
... to take decent photos. Not as close as I wished for but you can't have everything. We were the ones taking advantage of their hospitality after all. For those interested about the breakfast served during our trip, I'm happy to report it was actually not bad. A sandwich with some kind of cheese spread was extremely basic but tasted good, the slice of pineapple was very generous and the small asian style banana was as tasty as it could be. So as you can see, or rather read, this ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet