Thaproban Beach House
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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... found a nice spot and settled in to share stories about our friend and get to know each other. As it turns out, he is also a busy social advocate and we had as much in common as our friend thought we might. We shared ideas for helping create a better world and for self-improvement and then it was time to call it a night.
The next day, I reveled in the A/C and trashy TV provided by my hotel room and went for a long walk on the beach. The day ...
... World Heritage Site.
The current area of the fort is 130 acres and is fitted with several bastions and a clock tower. The fort is enormous and houses a plethora of accommodation, restaurants, cafes and bars as well as keeping historically in touch with a multitude of colonial buildings, churches and cobble stone roads. The fort is essentially now the tourist part of Galle. With the remainder of Galle being for the locals.
... are plentiful. Naughty monkeys chase crows in the tall trees. There are wonderful stories of goatherds, whose animals shared their tiny family home and years ago there was a pig sty to supply pork to the wealthy Dutch merchants. JULIET COOMBS and her amazing book 'Around the Fort in 80 lives. This book was mentioned to me on the first morning by Oliver our charming young manager at the hotel. He lent me the hotel copy but we have since bought our own as it is a treasure trove of ...
... as most people do and this is a good thing as she is indeed an English teacher here. Allow me to explain. The couple had taken the premises to run the school but as it has about seven bedrooms they decided to maximise the space and live downstairs whilst letting out the upstairs room. They had started to do this on 27th December 2013 and I had arrived just less than a month later so it really is a new venture and obviously not in any guide books ...
... Galle was a European fort after it was a Sinhalese settlement. The dutch arrived and built a basic fort here in 1588, following this the Portragese conquered the Dutch with a slave army and built what we see today. The Galle fort is one of the best preserved 14th century European forts in Asia and here's the best bit - I'm sleeping within it! I'm really liking the atmosphere here and it's a real highlight of my trip. A place not to miss in ones Sri lankan ...