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... golf courses with a dusty and bustling local town. So picture this. Ian and I in our hiking pants and shirts, staying at the funkiest backpackers' guest house we have ever stayed at. We are off for an afternoon and evening 'hobnobbing' with the five star travellers. We did a circuit of the fancy hotels. We started with late afternoon high tea on the terrace at St.Andrew's Hotel, and then to the Hill Club, both over 125 years old. Very British Empire hotels that are genteel, ...
... mussten wir zusehen, wie wir wieder zurueckkommen.
In Kandy haben wir eine Nacht verbracht und sind von dort aus entspannt nach Colombo gefahren (was fuer ein Gewackel im Zug, wenn man ganz hinten sitzt!)
Von Colombo nach Negombo sind es eigentlich nur ca.30km...wenn man aber zur Rush hour Bus faehrt, kann das schonmal 2,5 Stunden dauern. Der Bus hält an jeder Ecke...Gepäck mussten wir vorne neben dem Fahrer lassen. Nach und nach füllte sich der Bus, so dass wir keine Sicht mehr ...
... it very pretty, and there was a really nice park that we went on a walk through, where many Sri Lankans seem to come for picnics and social events. There seems to be more green space than other cities, it's small and walkable, and I found it quite relaxing. I'm told that in the spring, when the flowers are in bloom, Nuwara Eliya is remarkable.
There is also a race track for horses, although it was outside of racing season when we were there - the ...
Aravinda found us a good spot for good view, potential shade, enough distance from the gate to avoid crush and we settled. New Zealand won the toss and opted to bat first so the games began.
We were the local celebrities as white people were few and far between so we attracted plenty of groups of kids who wanted to know our names or have pictures taken with us. They loved Liam as he is not one for being quiet and reserved so he was cheering and shouting ...
... AU$15) for the night. It was a quiet night. We went out trying to find some alcohol - any - but it was a Poya day, a public holiday which occurs every month for full-moon. Ironically, everywhere else was open but the bottle-Os.
In the morning I snuck out and explored town. I ended up in the Victoria Gardens (my apologies again!) which were quaint, well-kept and beautiful. There I saw a couple having wedding photos with an entourage (which ...
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- Kids activities or Babysitting
- Free parking