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- Continental Breakfast
- Airport Transportation
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... take so Icannot comment on that.
The situation is very central although the off-road position ensures that traffic noise is never a problem. I used to walk everywhere in town and the Fort area, which is the major attraction in town is easily reached in 15 minutes. Should you want, Eranda can get you a tuktuk whose driver isn't going to rip you off. Coming from further afield, airport pickup is available at a cost of $70.
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... us important landmarks with interesting details as add- ons. The Fort was originally built by the Portuguese but it reached its glory during the Dutch occupation. The buildings reflect the Dutch grandeur... the Dutch Reformed Church, the Lighthouse, the Magistrates Office. Shakheel told us that while the officers and rulers were Dutch at that time, the cooks, waiters, "khansamas" bearers were Sri Lankan Moors. This is why many of the small shops are still run by Muslims. A ...
... seems hectic its not really. We've become used to the drives now. Everyone understands that when you blow the horn you're going to pass whether you have enough room or not, or whether a truck is coming head on to you or not either. Rohana is excellent and we feel really safe with him. A few days ago I had to smile because two of us were passing at the same time and a bus was coming straight for us and not one of us blinked and eye! ...
... and white wine. In the shade of their centuries old veranda, under their cooling fans, we relax and watch the locals go out their business along the narrow streets. The day turns to night (the sun goes down in about 1/2 hour at this latitude) so we decide to grab a bite of prawn curry at one of the guest homes that line the street before retiring to bed for tomorrow's explorations around the ...
Godz. 8.00 ding dong!!!!!! Podubka. I dobrze. Poszlismy spac o 23 a o 5 rano jakis oszolom budda spiewal w swiatyni piesni pochwalne i modlitewene tak glosno, ze spac sie nie dalo. Poza tym turboslonce, wiec wstalismy. Ruszylismy pociagiem z dworca w Colombo do Bentoty. Rozklad jazdy z 19. wieku. Drewniane tabliczki przekaladane na haczyku! Bilet na pociag bez kolejnki kupilismy i bez problemu ( angielski raczej tu jest powszechny). ...