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thing to Galle with the defeated Portuguese being transported to the
Coromandel Coast (India).
The entire Fort was named Akersloot
after Coster's birthplace and his wife sailed to join him in 1640 making
her one of the first Dutch women in the country. Coster was
subsequently raised to the post of Governer of Zeylon (Ceylon). Things
then went badly wrong for him. He returned Trincomalee to the King but
refused to give back any more ...
... especially at the bastions, were fantastic. And the walls are really impressive in their massiveness--they withstood the 2004 tsunami and left the old city intact, while many people were killed just outside the fort walls. It has been sobering to visit several places in Sri Lanka that faced such devastation from the tsunami nine years ago. You don't see remnants of the destruction today, but you know that it was there, and that thousands of people lost their ...
... to show our passport etc no less than 10 times and the flight lasted less time than it took to get on the thing! Met an American guy called Charles whatley from Birmingham, Alabama who was cool and he shared our cab from the airport. Going to hook up with him again soon. Arrived at the Asian jewel and were absolutely blown away by how lush it all was - Lisa nearly cried - especially after the squaller of the last few days. Tanya the English hostess is one I the best ...
... of the neighbours and we had a good old laugh into the night. I was crossing my fingers for some sunshine. The next morning delivered, after the previous day’s disappointment and I quickly decided to get Sampath and Karu to drive me around the local major sights including a return to Koggala. While this was not cheap, I was running out of time and felt this was at least the best way to ensure I saw everything that I wished to see.
We left at ...
... restaurant facing to the breeze of the ocean even in the
moon light in dine.
Mirissa is the best place to start your whale
and dolphin watching tour in Sri Lanka. But only there are few companies
offering tickets to this trip in Mirissa.
So in fact Mirissa is a
great place to enjoy your Sri Lanka tour and next time when you plan
your trip include Mirissa to relax a while on a beautiful beach in Sri
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking