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... Lanka's beach culture is so laid back that you just walk through one of the many open-air restaurants on your way to the beach, and plunk yourself down on a beach chair. There's no one charging for renting a chair or access to the beach- it's a refreshing change from the tout-heavy beaches we've visited.
We spent a few hours playing in the water, and then headed back when the afternoon downpour hit (note: next time, remember the laundry hanging on ...
... how people can endure a sporting event that lasts 10 hours. Even without the rain delay, it would have been this long as they would have played all of the overs. Worse still, sometimes these games are four days in duration! Another weird thing is they don't take turns batting. Thirty overs means 180 pitches each. England threw all 180 to Sri Lanka and then they switched. It seemed strange as so much changes with wet fields, it went wet to dry and from daylight to playing under ...
... and checked in with the other, before getting a tuktuk in to walk the walls of the fort in the cooler evening. This was one of 'THE things to do' and there were a lot of people doing it!! We were taken to a spot where the wall overlooked the cricket ground. This seemed a place for the locals to meet and discuss the matters of the day. There seemed to be some heated but good natured debate going on. I could imaging this would be prime seating when a game ...
... up in Sri Lanka! Usually we'd head for the airport bus stop and figure out our own way to the hotel, but maybe we are getting too old for this backpacker living haha, and instead we booked an airport transfer. So we got off our plane and headed outside to find a guy with our names on a board and a lovely big air-con van to take us to nearby Negombo for one night. We were very happy with our decision as the heat hit us like a brick wall when ...
... fort. In brief the fort is a amazing historical one, dating back to the days of king Solomon using it to export/import his fortunes and later in the early 1600's a Portuguese influx saw it again raise in profile until in 1667 the Dutch came in and made it what is today. The fort is huge and as you guessed rather hard to get in. In it's entirety it'll take a good hour to walk its perimeter, it's advisable to do this at sunset and not in the middle of the ...