The River House
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... find we got correct number of notes. We returned to the street to find the tuktuk's drivers waiting, wanting to take us to gem places. We said no thanks and headed off to walk the streets. We got to the cricket ground and ran into a guy who recognised is from the hotel. He claimed to be one of the chefs, on a morning off, and insisted on showing us around. He took us to a government store, the on a long walk to a shopping centre that was not what we ...
Went to bed with the air conditioner and the fan on, trying to reduce the heat of the sunburn. Had the best nights sleep ever with the Kiwi Bride cuddling up trying to keep warm. I turned off the air con and we headed down to the rock pool for a swim. The water monitor was already up swimming looking for breakfast. We found 2 fresh sets of footprints in the sand heading to the rock pool, and in the distance, Pauline and Wayne were returning from their morning ...
... the hotel entrance but the driver wouldn't let us get out and walk - perhaps he was scared of us pegging it. The hotel was beautiful, a 4 star resort which for the weekend, breakfast included, we paid all of £60 each - BARGAIN! As it was set off the beaten track there wasn't much around. The town was a short tuk-tuk ride away but again we were advised not to go out alone, especially at night. We stayed in and enjoyed an international buffet for a £10. FHJ ...
... along to the swimming pool, we're not allowed in until dot on 11am which was pretty much like dangling a carrot in front of a donkey! The swimming was interesting, it's hard enough having the language barrier but having the children with Down's syndrome is even ********** top of that trying to capture their attention to teach them to swim, near enough impossible. I ...
... Anyway, one women really wanted her fingers painted and didn't understand why I couldn't do it. To cut a long story short, a few minutes after I thought I'd consoled her enough, I saw her out the corner of my eye, spit at me. Like a lot of spit.
It is so hard not to react like you would at home - especially since it's pretty clear that spitting on someone is a huge insult no matter what culture you're in. I was really annoyed and left the room to work in the second OT room in ...