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... if I'm honest. This place was nothing at all like the internet had said. They boasted about all these facilities that were absolutely non-existent. I didn't even have this problem in rural India, for goodness sake. Anyway, Lukas and I decided to head off to find somewhere to do laundry. What I was really doing was scouting for somewhere else to stay. We found a road that led directly on to the beach, with a few hotels on, and a gentleman appeared at one. ...
... that they waved back too.
Back to the lagoon after finishing the tour of the Dutch Canal.
And we're back to the start point. The fishermen have returned after their morning catch, evident by the additional canoes anchored to the bank.
... gave us a chance to watch the coming and goings of the locals on their trains etc, a little insight into the world of the Sri Lankan's. Our guide 'Richard' was so nice and kept us well informed on the status of our late train when he could. We found him to be very informative right through the day and was able to answer many of our questions. Our train finally arrived and we all found our seats and headed off into the country side, about a 2.5 hour ...
... sit, if not you stand... we had to stand. People were literally jumping through the doors to get on before the train had even stopped!!! This started off ok but as the journey progressed, the hoards of people just kept jamming their way onto the carriages, resulting in what can only be described as a 2hr 'stacks on.' It was awful. On top of that, hawkers trusted themselves through the isles waving peanuts, samosas and drinks in our ...
Way down deep in the middle of Negombo... All I can say is well done Zoe. We arrived in Sri Lanka in the middle of the day and, following the advice in the guidebook, we took some directions to the bus stand for Negombo (which just makes me think Um Bongo). The first guy said it was about three hundred metres, then the next guy said just up the road a bit more, this continued until we had completed about 3km in 30° heat, carrying >27kg each. We then took a bus to the centre ...