Colombo City Hotel
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- Drycleaning onsite
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Minbar in room
- Airport Transportation
- Smoking rooms available
- Refrigerator in room
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... as we cruised around the southern coast and then up the western coast until around midday we reached the capital city of Colombo. We left the ship just before 1pm and needed to be back on board by 7.30pm. Frank organized two cars with drivers for our time ashore with our new American friends Laurie and John. Heading down past the historic Fort area we passed the President's residence, the old Parliament House, ...
... when we're suspiciously no where near our destination...
Us: Are we still on School Lane?
Driver: What School Lane?
I'd seen him drive past the School Lane sign in front of a small road, but I assume School Lane was a horizontal road and let him continue. Eventually, he had to get down to ask around for directions to get back, and ...
... the CEO's.
Outside again, a man joined us for a bit and suggested we go to a festival at the Gangaramaya Temple and a and gem show. We were game. He stopped a tuktuk for us and off we went. We told the driver to just take us to the temple. We were not interested in the gemstones.
The rambling Gangaramaya Temple complex turned out to be a worthwhile stop. Entrance was 200 ...
... incredible view. Along the way we passed the old British parliament and naval headquarters for Sri Lanka.
We summarized this touristy day by going to the Old Dutch hospital which is actually new and renovated into the nicest places in Colombo. First stop was the T lounge, since one of Sri Lanka's main exports is tea we had to try some specialties while there. They also had crepes, so we each had one with our tea. rick had the chicken which was delicious and I had the ...
... shelter in a shop that sells paper made from elephant dung. A spice garden surrounds the house and an eager young fellow recently qualified in ayurvedic medicine shows us around. Highlights are tasting some excellent cinnamon and seeing Sri Lanka’s only legal coca bush. He invites us in for a cup of tea and demonstrates some of his wares, natural hair removing creams, weight loss honey etc. His older brother is there, grinning and gurning at the kids, orange mouth and ...