Travel Blogs from Bentota
... particularly in spices which were a hugely
precious commodity in those days. In 1637, King Rajasingha II, King of
Kandy, had already asked the V.O.C. to help him oust the occupying
Portuguese from the country and an Admiral named Adam Westerwold was
dipatched. He was subsequently joined by Coster and his force and they
succeeded in first capturing the Fort at Batticaloa. In 1638 the Dutch
and the King made another agreement and proceeded to do ...
... After working around for a few hours, I started to get very itchy from that sun allergy that I developed and decided that this would be the right place to look for a doctor since Galle is a main town.Most people knowledge of english is very limited and in most cases almost non existent but I generally manage to get by. I saw a hospital, went in and was able to see a doctor almost ...
... wear, he pulled out his hair,
Then some flip flops saved the day.
There was a young man called Andy,
Who tripped and hurt his hand(y),
But he held back the tears and drank a few beers,
And now all is fine and dandy.
P.S. If my sister(s) are reading this, I am fine, honestly!!!!!.
... Galle was a European fort after it was a Sinhalese settlement. The dutch arrived and built a basic fort here in 1588, following this the Portragese conquered the Dutch with a slave army and built what we see today. The Galle fort is one of the best preserved 14th century European forts in Asia and here's the best bit - I'm sleeping within it! I'm really liking the atmosphere here and it's a real highlight of my trip. A place not to miss in ones Sri lankan ...
... cotton, and the clothes are not well made. Think sewing 101.
We had dinner in Prime 7 with Karen and Tom. This is one of our favorite dining venues. Rich had the large pork chop, Karen had the surf and turf, Tom had the Dover Sole and I had a half roasted chicken. Everyone enjoyed their meal. This will be our last dinner with Tom and Karen as we are getting off the ship on ...
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