Travel Blogs from Negombo
Flight from Dubai to Colombo, nothing exciting to report really. We touched down in Male (Madives) for half an hour an the views were amazing. Arrived at Colombo airport and engaged in our first bartering session over tuk tuk prices. The driver wanted 15USD and I was fighting for 8USD. James, tired and apparently confused about the logistics of bartering agreed with the driver and I haggled with them both until we agreed on 10.
Needless to say ...
... Dana national
park where there are also beautiful mountains to the Dead sea and did the
traditional float and mud bath
If I tell you that this is my first opportunity to get to a computer and that
there have been two power cuts which meant I have had to write this 3 times I m
sure you will forgive the spelling errors and understand that the beach and sea
are calling !
It was another ...
... of rice for a few days. I am now cut off from the Internet... feel naked..
On the second night a Belgian man named Eddie comes into the room at 1am and starts chatting to me when I'm half asleep.
Eddie is a 54 year old ex truck driver who can speak 4 languages, and lives with his wife in Thailand. He's taking some time off to go backpacking, travelling how his wife ...
... Worse yet, they claim we only booked B&B. As revenge, they supply us with a packed breakfast I was still trying to
dispose of a day later.
The sleep we had was actually okay. The room didn’t have any
mosquitoes in so we didn’t use the net. At 4 we were up.
Bernard was back, having had to kip in his car. Not known if this was necessary
or an economy measure. He was given his brown envelope and goodbyes ...
I know an update was long due but to be honest, I am having such a great time that I really have to make time to sit down and write my travel blog. So here are a few highlights from my trip so far. We (Xandra and myself) left Holland on Thursday the 19th of September, which now feels like ages ago. We flew from Düsseldorf to Dubai and after a short stopover in Dubai we continued our journey to Colombo, where Jan was waiting ...