Thaproban Beach House
Travel Blogs from Unawatuna
Day 2 - We sleep for nearly 12 hour's and still feel tired. I'm convinced a snake is out to get me! After a breakfast of fresh pineapple, water melon, papaya & banana we chill on the beach for the day. Much to my horror the hotel only has one beach umbrella, but we manage under the trees for a while.
After the Gambia we are seasoned experts …
Day 1 - This is the first time I have ever kept a diary, my promise is to write in it every day but we shall see if I manage that! Best laid ideas and all that! The irony of this blog is that I thought Mark would love it being a techie but he is doing it the old fashioned way with a pen and paper!
Anyway we arrived in Colombo, the capital of …
I have had a wonderful time in Sri Lanka and the people have been so great, so today I decided that I would try to give back.
I woke up early and arranged to volunteer at a sea turtle hatchery. Its well known how much I love turtles, especially sea turtles, so this was a natural fit. I arrived around 9 am and dove right into my work. I …
... project. The hatchery collects from the beach (or buys them from fisherman who have collected them) to increase their chances of survival - fewer than five in 1000 eggs in the wild will survive the adulthood. The eggs are incubated under mounds of sand for up to 60 days depending on breed, then transferred to tanks for the first two days of life. After this stage, the male turtles are released into the wild, and the females stay on i ...
... ditching the bags in the lovely rooms (complete with unexpected jacuzzi baths), we camped at the pool for a few happy hours having fresh watermelon juices and enjoying just being in one place. 2 nights easily changed to 5 as we relaxed and had the traditional part of the holiday. Sunbathing, swimming in pool, reading, wandering down to the beach, bobbing about in the sea and cocktails by the waves in the evening.
We used Unawatuna as a base to see Galle and didn't return ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet