The Surf Hotel
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- Non-smoking rooms
- Swimming pool
- TV Channel One Russia
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... on isolated beaches. I even felt Sandflies biting. but I think maybe that was a flashback of my imagination. The only difference was the man from the hotel that sweeps around the trees and along the path so the sand is all nice and clean. Oh.. and the random sarong seller who seemed to apoear from nowhere.
I quiet, relaxing day of swimming, reading and writing ensued, and distant memories, and relaxing and ...
... because he took the time to explain things and his English was better than the others, asked me out for a drink. Argh! I was worried part of my "no, I am not married but I have been with my boyfriend for 10 years" would be somehow lost in translation. I laughed it off and sort of pretended to only half understand. He moved on quickly and started talking about the patient and I was relieved. So awkward. Thank god, I was only on this rotation for one more ...
... It attracts many artists and writers, who all fall in love with the relaxed lifestyle and incredible community. The Fort was built by the Portuguese in 1588, but heavily fortified by the Dutch in the 17th century with walls of granite, coral and ballast from shipwrecks. There are still remnants of the moat later closed by the British. Two portcullised entry gates have ornamental crests above the imposing archways. The height and width of the walls protected the residents from ...
... perhaps outside a bus stand or wherever. One of them, perhaps tenth in line, will have watched you decline the first nine who have solicited you and yet he still feels compelled to ask you if you want his tuk-tuk. Why? Because it is a different colour? Because I like the shirt you are wearing? God, they infuriate me but they are a useful way of getting about when you need one. I just wish they could get it into their heads ...
... we so big and thick they repelled the Tsunami, while the rest of the new town was destroyed. The British arrived in the 18th century and developed it as the major Sri Lankan port before Colombo took over in the 20th century. Inside the walls is still a thriving community with many muslims of Moroccan descent from the original spice traders that plied the seas some 500 years ago. The historical building reminded me of some I had seen in Cuba, particularly Trinidad ...