The River House
- Airport Transportation
- Continental Breakfast
- Drycleaning onsite
- Minbar in room
- Room service
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Today was a Poya Day, they have one every full moon, it is a national holiday. No one can sell alcohol, oh dear! We were up at 4am, this was the day we were to have a morning (early morning) safari in Yala National Park. Now I am very sceptical about seeing such advertised animals as Leopards, the blurb even reminds us that they are very rarely seen. I actually wonder if there are any! We set of at five in a safari jeep, driven by a young Sri ...
... on and watch the monkeys and birds whilst taking in the breathtaking scenery. Heaven! Had a swim and then coffee chez nous. Very warm but there was a sudden rain deluge which cleared the air. Got ready for dinner and then up to the bar for drinks. It all looks fabulous; had a fantastic supper and then back to our bungalow. So quiet and peaceful. Looking forward to Galle tomorrow and more R & R here after that. The environs of KK remind me a bit of ...
... crossed a net strung across the river, the outboard being raised at the appropriate time, the motor running and the prop still turning. There was a lot of rubbish on the bank and in the water, but the fish and birdlife seemed unperturbed. There was a blue heron across the other side that the driver stayed clear of. Troops of monkeys were in the trees. A man with a large pole was knocking coconuts from the trees into the water, and recovering them with the pole. Another ...
... I could watching the two kids in the pool. Soon Six o clock rolled around and the sun sets are supposed to be amazing!, so we waited until 6:20 when the sun went behind the cloud bank and left us with little sunset. To tell the truth it reminded me of when the sun went behind the cloud bank or fog bank during sunsets in Brookings. tomorrow we are off to another adventure!! ...
... Then we went to the longest Lord Buddha statue in South Asia & Ashika (volunteer programme coordinator) told us all about Buddhism.
On the Monday morning myself, Josie, Elsie, Simi, Sahiba & another coordinator, Nalaka, went on a river cruise. It was so fun! We held a monkey that some guy keeps as a pet, went to an island of cinnamon trees where they make cinnamon sticks & oil, saw another Buddhist temple & finally had our feet ...