The Fort Printers
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- Airport Transportation
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Outdoor pool
- High-speed internet in room
- Swimming pool
TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Fort Printers Galle
A stylish and sophisticated haven in the middle of the old town
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Dawn in the valley of Warwick Gardens is a quietly beautiful thing to behold, arising as we do for our early morning departure. There is dew on the grass and condensation on the windows but the clouds have cleared overnight and the sun dapples through the trees and illuminates the plantation below us. A warming breakfast of porridge with …
The next few days take on a gentle rhythm and routine as we sink into a relaxing mixture of tropical beach days and pleasant evening wandering.
While Galle itself has no beach to speak of, it sits at the heart of Sri Lanka's stunning coastline featuring some of the best beaches in the world. The easiest way to reach them is by tuk tuk and …
It's easy to see why people fall in love with Galle; it has a quiet calm and historic charm that makes wandering the little walled town a delight. Outside the fortified ramparts lies an urban sprawl that was heavily destroyed by the terrible wrath of the sea a decade ago, and has been rebuilt to be a typically modern south-east Asian city, but …
This morning we left the wilds of Yala and commenced a four hour journey to Galle. En route we stopped off at a small turtle hatchery - where some turtles had hatched two days ago. They were so tiny and to think in two days time they'll be released into the sea is crazy. Any eggs there volunteers find or eggs they buy off the black market dealers …
... the local guesthouses.
The drive was still horrendous, only half way through the journey we found out the guy had been driving since 2 pm the previous day, with only an hour sleep, he wasn't shall we say the most careful of drivers.
We arrived with a great sigh of relief in Mirissa & all decamped to our respective rooms, however met up the following nights for a few drinks.