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... for swimming. Goes down pretty steep and close to shore it’s pretty churned up. At the moment there is quite a strong wind blowing so it’s a bit uncomfortable sitting on the sand and just watching the waves although the temperature says “take a dip”.
The area north of the town (2km) is backpacker or accommodation alley. The main road is stacked with ...
After my food poisoning incident, it was a slow recovery. I managed to make my flights, and landed in Colombo, Sri Lanka at about midnight. I had booked a room in the nearby little beach town of Negombo to avoid facing the traffic, cluster f&*$ of Colombo. Technology came to may aid on my first ride as my taxi driver had no clue where he was going. I had cached the map on my phone, with the location of ...
... that we usually can find a suitable haven once we get searching properly. We trolled up and down the resort finding one or two nice places but not the "nirvana" that we were hoping for.
Eventually we resorted to good old "booking.com" and found what seemed to be a good resort some 2 or 3 miles down the road. We spent the night in Mirissa and ate in a beach restaurant beneath the stars. This would have been an exceptional experience if we could have eaten to ...
... He then marshals us downstairs and gets us to sign the visitors book, which lists names, country of origin, and interestingly the amount of donation made to the temple by each visitor. It’s notable that everyone has donated 2000 rupees, and clearly this is a device for encouraging us to do the same.
Amber and I have a quick conversation through the sides of our mouths and decide on 1000 rupees, which still leaves me feeling resentful. The betel nut ...
Thursday 18th December We decided to pay at some expense to take a private taxi back to Negombo; the train got into Colombo after dark and then we would have had to find a taxi which on reflection we had never actually seen at the station. It turned out to be a wise decision: the transfer was easy but finding the hotel a bit of a problem and we were very glad we were not trying to do that in the dark. The hotel, like many in ...