Blue Sky Beach Resort
Travel Blogs from Unawatuna
Because of how the dates worked out, I only had one day at work (Thursday) after getting back from Nuwara Eliya before going away again for the weekend, to a beach resort on the south-east coast called Unawatuna.
On the seven hour journey down, we stopped at a lovely temple. It is the only temple with a stupa (dome, usually closed or reserved for monks) that tourists can enter. Unfortunately, I couldn't remember the rules about when you ...
... have a historic Dutch fort and be quite historic. We take our second ride on a tuk, tuk, no where near as bad as Bangkok, but still interesting as the cars have not heard of catalytic converters! The tuk, tuk driver tells us of a factory that makes nice things and guess what, he wants to take us there, we don't really have much choice but we play along, as we figure the driver will get some commission. Once inside it's more of a posh jewellery ...
... corny joke. And cheering at every near miss. Plus there's a half hour intermission half way threw. Great experience.. Flew to Sri Lanka the next day. Sri Lanka is ten parts amazing! A clean India. People are very Canadianesq. Did some cultural stuff in land some temples and historic cities. A rode there in super luxurious train coach. Big upgrade from India. Now its beach time! Day worth of travel but ...
... one o'clock!' Was quite far away even so I could see the sheer size of these amazing mammals. Once they dove down (showing off their tails whilst doing so) we then waited 10 to 15 mins till the next time they come up for air. I then had an omelette sandwich and by the time I finished the second blue whale was spotted 'six o'clock!' This time closer. I could see the spray from the blowhole. Whilst raja was really good at given the whales space the other boats were speeding up ...
... curry , there seems to be an art to molding the rice around the curry and eating it that way , I will stick to cutlery!
A few hours later we stopped in Mirissa , we had been recommended to go there. The beach is lovely but I wasn't sure there would be enough going on at night. Sri Lanka is not known for its late nights but we wanted a nice mix, places to go if we want lively but also the choice of good restaurants and bars without loud music ... must be getting ...
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