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 ...
... body. Talk about feeling wonderfully relaxed by the time this was finished. In addition to all this treatment I also get to take a number of herbal dicoctions and elixirs several times a day......heavens above I need to write a schedule of when everything is!!!!
After 48 hours you have a checkup with the Dr to see how things are going. I was having trouble sleeping (lord knows why!!) so the Dr suggested ...
... would help him with his boat. Its the usual carbon-fibre main-hulled catamaran (oruwa) with wooden supports and wooden second hull with rope lashings. I comment on the beauty of the wood and ask if fibreglass is better ( most were wooden before the tsunami). He seems to prefer fibreglass for its lightness and strength.
Before he directs me where to push, he looks toward the sea, clasps his hands and says ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Adjoining Rooms
- Swimming pool
- Room service