The River House

No. 70 Uthamanyana Mawatha, Balapitiya, 80550, Sri Lanka | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Balapitiya

It's a suite life!

A travel blog entry by lauralamble


... necklace to go with my trousers!), it was time to head back to the hotel for a pre-dinner swim. Dinner was an odd affair, since we are the only people here, there is just one man who appears to be working here as chef, waiter, washer upper and general dogs body. It's quite disconcerting having one person watch you throughout your meal! Also, the waiter and the manager decided that Matthew and I really wanted them to play MTV on the large projector TV whilst we ...

Heading south to miss the cyclones

A travel blog entry by liz_turner

... school to sort through dirty men's pants! But I do get to sail around the world too! Marco the chief engineer put up a hammock on the stern platform, not quite as comfortable as you'd hope, and not helped by the fact that the dustbins are above your head! India is currently 4.5 hours in front of BST, apparently this unusual time difference was partly the British's fault, there used to be east and west indian times, but ...

Galle Fort, Tiny turtles and lakeside beauty

A travel blog entry by kateschronicles


... large number of public administrations, trade establishments and warehouses were located there. A Protestant, Baroque-style church, the oldest in Sri Lanka, was constructed in 1775 for the European colonists and a few Christian converts from plans drawn up by Abraham Anthonisz. However, Galle remained essentially a stronghold. In the layout of the city the Commandant's residence, the arsenal and the powder house were prominent features. The forge, carpentry and ...

To see a blue whale or not to see a blue whale!

A travel blog entry by annietheowl


... and my stomach were still in unison, an unexpected bonus! Annie still wants a blue though so we may go out another day.

Back on dry land we headed for a lite bite before cookery class and met a smashin' couple from Holland who gave us loads of info about Nepal for later in our excursion so that was a bonus. The cookery class was excellent too. We made half-a-dozen proper local dishes which we then ate and it turns out we're both brill cooks! No better way ...

Stone Fort built 450 years ago

A travel blog entry by wandering_man


Day trip to Galle, a Dutch (?) outpost with a massive stone fort built in 1663 inside of which a Unesco Old City thrives. It's a bit touristy ("Guten Morgen, herr", lots of Starbucky looking shoppes), but when this coast was struck by the tsunami these old walls made the old city the safest place in SL.

WM is exhausted from taxi drivers and their offers. Opted for a PLO kafka instead ...

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This hotel, located on No. 70 Uthamanyana Mawatha, Balapitiya, is near Spanish Wells, Gaulding's Cay, Tarpum Bay, and Rock Sound.
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