TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Panorama Unawatuna
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... despite the fact that I've studied whales and dolphins for 15 years, I still have never seen one. So, obviously, I couldn't pass up the opportunity. But although I somehow justify the immeasurable carbon footprint of my worldy travels, I still worry about the impact of tourism. In this case I spent a couple of hours researching the blue whale tourism industry in Sri Lanka online and it became apparent that it was not the kind of tourism I felt could ...
... some of the history.
The only problem was battling the crazy traffic. We were on the bikes for a whole 2 minutes before our first intersection and our first (and thankfully last) ‘near miss’. To point blame, it was probably our guides as he instructed us to cross the road with an oncoming bus imminent! There was definitely not enough time for the two of us to cross, but just enough for him. The bus slammed on its ...
... provided her with a little normality and a decent cup of tea amidst the carnage. A romance with a local boy from one of the long established families within the fort has led to her marriage and the couple now live permanently within the Fort with their two small sons. Her husband runs the very quirky Serendipity Arts Cafe, where we dined amongst posters, artworks, second hand books, travel guides and brightly coloured hammocks were for sale, rolled up and hanging from the walls. ...
... a few days by herself before meeting us next Friday. The train ride on the way home was fairly slow, which was partly because the train hit someone on a bike who thought they could beat the train. It wasn't clear whether they survived or not, but a lot of people (90%25 of the train) got off to look and looked very shocked. It happened just after a junction but took quite along time to stop, we did however keep going after about 30mins which shows the difference. In England would ...
... to air-con anyway as air-con tends to give me a bad throat. There is no TV but there is a large one in the communal area
although I never saw it switched on the whole time I was there. People tend to sit around and chat or go online for which purpose there is a fast wifi connection that works all over the premises.
A quick further tour revealed the two wetroom shower / toilets and the kitchen which is equipped with a fridge and kettle but ...
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