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Travel Blogs from Galle
... to watch the stunning sunset from the top of the fort. Before going in search of food, Lauren. Holly and I went and found a fantastic restaurant, which even sold Magners Pear cider, I had Spaghetti Bolognese followed by frozen yoghurt and cashew nuts, not a combination I've had before but delicious. The main drawback of Galle is that even off season you are paying tourist rates, and as a lot of time we haven't been you really notice it when you have ...
... well it has worked out. Next week the tests for grade 3 to 12 start at the school, therefore if I wanted to teach such older classes I would just get in the way of their tests. I've never taught such young children before, so it was a learning curve for me! In Jaffna, we were teaching nursery rhymes and playing games with the children to expand their oral English as they knew very little written (plus we wanted to avoid doing written work)! Therefore I had ...
... the cricket ground for a bit, but it was pretty low key, so we didn't stay too long. When we eventually got to the Sidnee Hotel, we discovered that it was now called the Sydney Hotel. To find that it was now spelt right was disappointing enough, but it was also closed! We ended up asking a few locals and ended up in a place around the corner.
Kim, Colin and myself had a few drinks in there and hatched a plan for our journey home. Colin had ...
... see) especially as it includes the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Fort area and I mention this for a reason.
There was a discussion a while ago on the Virtual Tourist website that I contribute to about World Heritage Sites and how many people had visited. Despite the amount of travelling I have been lucky enough to do, I was rather surprised at how few I have actually visited. Would you believe I have never even been ...
... hungry to wait for dinner. We brave the bus to Matara. We end up on a party bus, with some jolly Sinhalese music, joined by some flashing Buddha's- one of the most entertaining journeys we've had so far. We arrive in the centre and after a dash to the cashpoint, explore the local supermarket. We come face to face with crisps and chocolate for the first time. We are a bit overexcited and stock up on treats to last us for a few days. It's time for us to get the bus ...
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