The River House
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- Minbar in room
- Drycleaning onsite
- Continental Breakfast
- Airport Transportation
- Babysitting service
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Nearing the end of our trip now and starting to head back up the coast, we are currently shacked up in Unawatuna, a short-ish 50 minute tuk-tuk ride from Marissa. This is the second and final night of staying here, tomorrow we will head further up the coast towards Colombo. Unawatuna is a nice little place, our accommodation and the main beach is suitably set back from the main coastal road so that you don't get the constant noise and pollution from ...
... to launch itself into the water. The driver stopped at some water lilies and plucked 2 of the purple water lilies, the national emblem of Sri Lanka from deep under the water. Further upstream he plucked some more and managed to split the stem so as to make a neckless for each of the girls. It was getting hot, unbearable when we stopped. He suggested a photo but the light was wrong so I asked he turn the boat around. He misunderstood and steered the boat across ...
... down the beach. They had a long net out and were bringing it in. We waded across the creek up to our waist, with ipad, phones and my D7000, to watch the final process of the net being brought ashore and the catch sorted. Then the massive outrigger canoe being manhandled up the beach on the shoulders of the men, aided by rolling tubes. We checked out the fish-sellers on the road and told them what names we called the fish they had for sale. They were very ...
... a tuk-tuk with Kerry and it was a little eventful as our tuk-tuk kept breaking down. There was a bit of a hairy moment when our driver was about to over take a bus and all of a sudden the engine choked and it left us losing speed on a very busy road but thankfully the driver managed to manoeuvre through the traffic to safety and restart - although it did take a couple of tries. The same situation happened again going down the hotel driveway just a few metres ...
... jumbo jolly' Turkish delight flavoured ice creams are only 15p? That you can watch the sun go down over the Indian Ocean from an infinity pool on a deserted beach... Surely you can't need any more persuading To come and see Sri Lanka for yourselves! Still a few weeks left on this special island then on 17th March I fly to Laos for a month and then on to Myanmar (Burma) for another month. If you are at a loose end (!) come and spend a week or two with ...