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Travel Blogs from Unawatuna
Unawatuna was really nice. It was great to have a bit of time to relax after all the sight-seeing, walking and safari-ing. The beach was clean, if a bit narrow and over built up.
Spent a 2days enjoying the chilled atmosphere: reading, sunbathing, swimming and drinking cocktails. Well, I say swimming, mostly just being attacked by massive …
... there isn't much of an atmosphere, it's majorly overpriced and the beach is very average. However I've been spoilt so far!
We went to Galle for the afternoon which was lovely inside, felt like Hoi An in Vietnam but not as French. From the walls of the fort the view of the sea is very pretty, and inside you can really feel the Dutch influences! However we didn't stay long because it is so overpriced! So we wandered for a long time and made our ...
... their loungers, which I learned after the first day if you buy a couple of drinks and lunch you can use the lounger for free. However my first day I didn’t know this and so was trying to sit on this little patch of sand that got narrower and narrower with the tide coming in. Giving up I decided to stroll to the other side of the beach and check it out. As I was walking by one of the restaurants I notice a crowd taking pictures of something small ...
... for cobras. All the islanders we've spoken to though do say that they never see serpents and if they do it's the ones that threaten mice, not men.
We leave the jungle, pouring sweat but grateful for the clearing, our guide waves us off after haggling the fee, and as we pick up pace downhill we stumble upon
Rumassala temple. A litlle hesitant, we step barefoot into the hillside temple. A monk approaches and guides us round, sweating uncomfortably until we reach the ...
We left Kandy early on a Sunday, taking the train at 6:10, bound for Colombo, with no idea of how we would travel the three hours from Colombo to Unawatuna where we had reservations that afternoon. No matter how you sliced it, this was going to be a long day.
We started in the rear of the train, in the first class observation car where I had expected to watch the Sri Lankan countryside disappear behind us from a pillowed throne like those on luxury ...
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