Colombo Courtyard

32 Alfred House Ave, Colombo, 00300, Sri Lanka | 4 star hotel
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How to write lots about nothing, lesson 1.

A travel blog entry by fergysrambles


... t actually have to visit three temples, a holy lake, a museum and a sunset spot all in one day.

I certainly love doing all of the above but I actually derive as much pleasure from getting myself lost in backstreets, eating in a little local huckster of a cafe, wandering about the market (as above) or just riding on a local bus to see where it will take me. I have done that more than once, get on a bus, tram, ...

Back on the rollercoaster again.

A travel blog entry by fergysrambles


... worth) but was told that, no, it was 500. I questioned the sum of 500 even though that seems to be standard for Museums in Colombo and it was very politely explained to me that as I had five guides it was 100 for each one. I told him I had not asked for one guidelet alone five.

I was convinced now it was a ripoff but I really could not be bothered arguing over 2:50 much as it rankles with me being taken for a ride. This was reinforced by the fact ...

OK, I know it has been a while!

A travel blog entry by fergysrambles


... ridiculously large number of bracelets I have on my right
wrist and what each signified (I don't just buy them, they all mean
something) and a couple of nights later when I popped in for a drink he
announced he had a present for me. He had only gone and bought me a
typical Sri Lankan little thread bracelet which I insisted he tie on me
and I am proudly wearing as I type this. I digress, as usual!

As I
mentioned, the place is usually ...

Time to go for a walk.

A travel blog entry by fergysrambles


... t fancy the showers, well, they must be unpleasant to say the least.

I had had my "moment in the sun" (literally and metaphorically) with the beautiful people of the TV world here and I actually use that phrase not in the negative sense it is applied in UK, they were genuinely beautiful people but time to move on, I have other things to do rather than hang out with TV royalty, lovely as it was! Incidentally, in the unlikely event that any of you ...

Lights, camera, action.

A travel blog entry by fergysrambles


... batted an eyelid and indeed most of the crew seemed genuinely interested in me and we chatted away when things were being rearranged for the next scene or the script was being discussed or make-up touched up or whatever. It really was rather pleasant and interesting to watch a film crew in full flow. Naturally, I kept quiet and out of the way but it was still close enough to get the whole buzz of the thing.

I mentioned taking video and I have been doing quite ...

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This 4 star hotel, located on 32 Alfred House Ave, Colombo, is near Temple of the Tooth (Sri Dalada Maligawa), Mount Lavinia, Colombo National Museum, and Dehiwala Zoo.
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