The Fort Printers
Travel Blogs from Galle
... reminded me why I am here, doing what I'm doing. However frustrating it can be some days and despite how many kilometers we travel on bloody awful buses in intense heat - I know what we're doing here is worthwhile to the people we're helping.
I tried to cheer her up and get her involved in the lesson but she was too upset, so instead I sat with her and just stroked her arm and comforted her. I gave her a bracelet of mine when I left which made her smile but I know nothing can ...
... On the train I bumped into Richard from Tissa, which was great. At Colombo I said goodbye to him and met up with Mr Karu who was there looking for tourists at the main station. I said goodbye to him and also thanked him.
The train journey to Negombo was long laborious and delayed. I met a Taiwanese guy called Kevin and a French family, and three hours later we completed the 60 Km journey and arrived at the seaside town of Negombo, thirty mins from the international ...
... to the whole crew (most people had headed the rumour of a delay so it was not too much of a shock) he explained how there was a cyclone between us and Malaysia right in our path, he had been studying it and had decided that the best thing to do was to go around it south to the equator! And there was another one brewing in the Southern Hemisphere but they don't like the equator and we could sail between them - that's the plan, but giving it a days head ...
... between here and Matara.
The Lonely Planet has really done a disservice to the solo traveller, and possibly all travellers. Every single place recommended in the LP that I have tried to stay at has told me, after asking how many nights I was staying and how many in the party, that they were full. In a few cases they were clearly lying. Is it because they have put their prices up substantially, and they know that a solo traveller ...
... br> Following this, we stopped at a kade just around the corner and, packed tightly in to the small eating space, ate the remainder of the rice, curry and dhal that the kade had, supplemented with several roti wrapped up into parcels and filled with a delicious, spicy mixture of potatoes and vegetables. Then, we returned once more to Wijaya, and spent the afternoon there, with the intention of watching the sunset. We caught the sunset, although unfortunately ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking