Yala Safari Game Lodge
Travel Blogs from Yala National Park
2 planes, 1 train, 1 van, 4 airports, 3 meals 27 hours and 5200 miles later we arrived in Lanka Land!
I feel it's only right that we share our "how to to survive
a 12.5hr flight" guide:
Buy an eye mask. Emma slept for about 6hrs on
and off, Hannah and I managed about 6mins between us. I think Emma’s fetching eye mask had a lot to
do with this.
Book the “cot seats”. That extra leg room ...
... we then were treated to a 15 min neck and arm massage which was really relaxing and then being relaxed they took us into their pharmacy. Being blown away by the hair removing cream I grabbed a bottle of that and also a small bottle of sandalwood oil and jasmine cream which when mixed together is supposed to eliminate those dreaded dark circles around the eyes. I’ll let you know if it works. By then it was about 5pm and all that was left to ...
... everywhere!! We decided to spend a couple of hours chilling out under the shades of some trees besides the river. We stopped, had some food and fell asleep! I woke up because of some weird noises.. And what do I have in front of my eyes..? Hundreds of white and brown monkeys with red faces.. They weren't big, but still pretty hungry and ready to eat everything they could see or smell! We decided not to give up and we stayed in ...
... and absolutely huge. I managed to get some good pictures of the animals we did see so will show you all when i'm back.
When we had finished, we asked the drivers of the jeep if they could drop us off at a bus stop so that we could catch a bus out of Tissa and back down the coast to Galle where we had stayed on the first weekend we were here. (we felt safe there around the hoards of tourists, unlike in the middle of no where ...
... just continued to blow us away!
We were told that the further towards Colombo we were travelling, the more busy the beaches would become and after 5 days at Tangalla we were ready to see some people lying on the beach and/or actually even swimming in the sea. Our next stop was a place called Mirissa, which while being known to be quiet, was the perfect mix of sun, fun and sea! It’s also THE place to go whale watching. The day before Sean went whale ...