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... Lewis Place). It would not be our choice for a beach holiday spot but there are lot of tourists there.
Normally, as both of us had developed nasty coughs in Trivandrum, we thought we would do very little in the afternoon and rest ourselves. However, our guest house lady thought we should perhaps check out the bus times at the bus station for the following day ...
We took an auto rickshaw as it looked quite a long way (much too far to ...
... 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 ...
... to find a pretty much deserted golden yellow, sandy beach with strewn fishing boats marooned on the shore. Negombo is a beach town roughly in the centre of the west coast, north of Colombo the capital. There is a central street that forms the linear hub of tourism in Negombo as it is lined with restaurants, shops, guest houses and hotels and even with some quite large hotels, the area still claims a 'low rise', 'small town' feel. This town definitely had an liking to ...
Lets cut a long story short. It was a ******* homestay. We don't do homestays. Liza especially doesn't do homestays. It was a disaster.
The day hadn't started well. At Jakarta airport we tried to buy a bottle of extra strength vodka on Lizas card and the card was refused. ****. Memories of the last trip where Lizas card was constantly refused and we were on the phone to Nationwide all the time. As it turned out, this time we needn't have ...
... and immediately go looking for attractions and activities. That's why I am especially happy that we stayed at Sakula's homestay and we had so many chats with Roshan. It was a little bit strange to receive two kisses from him and his cook?! Sri Lanka is echt nog een land van de kleinhandel. Het lijkt wel of iedereen iets verkoopt en de gemiddelde winkel is ongeveer 10 vierkante meter. Er zijn bijna geen grote gebouwen of grote winkels en ook grote bedrijven heb ik ...