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... by a pair of local men on a motorcycle, no one on the street intervened,fortunately a couple men from my hostel went to their aid while one of the girls here called the police.
I don't want to crush anyone's dreams of this safe Utopian Sri Lanka but I am afraid it is one of the worst places to travel as a foreign woman. Men here have this attitude that foreign woman are fair game. They think we come here on holidays and just want ...
... so much Russian action here is a bit of mystery, when just along the coast Mirissa seems to attract travellers from right across Europe and only a scattering of Russians. One thing we definitely love about Hikki is the Sri Lankan food and what is, I reckon, some of the best curry on the planet. Resisting the urge for some top-class borscht, we were lured into a little curry house round the corner by the smell of roasting spices, and pretty much stayed there for the ...
... regee music where you can enjoy a cheap cocktail by the sea. We also ended up at 2 beach partys where people were dancing in the sea fire shows and a very fun atmospere. The people who work at the bars are very friendly and ended up sitting with them a few evening. There is also whale watching available but we were out of season so wasn't guarenteed to see any. Overall I loved ...
... be released that night. All done as part of their job. So, I'm even less convinced about the turtle hatchery owners story. The rangers do a good job. They have created a roped off section for swimming, and another section for snorkelling right at the shoreline. They glass bottom boats (of which there are heaps) take their customers only about 20mt off the beach, to the reef. Mark said that the best snorkelling is in fact in the section set aside for it by the rangers. We also ...
... content myself with a photograph of whatis a fairly impressive building although t did strike me that architecturally it looked rather more like a European Christian church than a mosque. It is not of huge historical importance having only been built in 1904 on the site of the old structure dating to the mid 18th century but it is a pleasant building to look at and like the lighthouse (see separate tip) although ...