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... work, it was a dream I accomplished.
Full of ups and downs, the happiest moments of my life and some of the most stressful and volatile have been whilst abroad. I have written in the past that travelling is not a holiday, it involves a lot of work. And that's the pickle I find myself in now.
The hardest thing about leaving home this time around, was that after returning from my 15 months abroad, I had finally found my groove in my home ...
... br> First impressions of Sri Lanka is that everyone is really friendly and they are always smiling but it is a very poor country.
When we arrive at the hotel we are greeted with a melon juice, yummy, our room is functional, has air conditioning and a fridge and you can walk right onto the beach from the hotel, always a bonus.
We decide to go for a walk to explore the area and it seems there are lots of places to eat, you can see it's ...
... and headed down to the beach for an hour. Laura had finally succumbed to arrac so was still in bed. After everyone woke up we headed off for another great breakfast, before Dash had to leave to go back to Ella. This was very emotional and Laura and I were left to our own devices once again. We sat chilling on the beautiful beach until 4pm, having lunch at an awesome bar/restaurant, which was run by some very chilled out surfers and played Bob Marley. ...
... but after reading mixed reviews, the high cost and the long boat ride we decide against it. The next two days we explore the neighbouring beaches on a moped. Our first trip is up to hikkaduwa, the original hippy hang out. The beach is large stretch of golden sands and although restaurants line the shore they are set far back enough for plenty of space to lounge and explore the beach. We chose a spot for lunch and continue our seafood feast, me opting for ...
Off to jungle beach today, a 10 min tuktuk ride from Unawantuna. We are dropped off at the top of a steep dirt track which meanders down hill through thick rainforest. It feels good to be free from the shops, tuktuks and bussle of Unawatuna.
The beach features two idyllic bays and a small beach hut restaurant which is surrounded by rainforest. We settle down on two loungers in ...