Palm Beach Hotel
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... end. Also did treading water with some of them, which went on for about 5 mins; I think they were trying to see if could beat me, but in the end we decided it had gone on long enough. Again the coach had brought us in some food, this time jack fruit and coconut, which was different. It was rather dough like so most of us weren't as keen on it but I wouldn't say it's that bad, just could have done with some sugar on it. On Wednesday I just had a ...
We flew to Columbo but didn't want to stay there as we'd heard it wasn't very nice so we booked a guest house a few miles out of the city by the coast in a town called Mount Lavinia. From the name I pictured a nice quaint little coastal town but instead we arrived at what can only be described as a run down town with a dirty beach. Luckily we had only booked to stay here for one night. Travelling the 30 odd Kilometres from the airport ...
Left home at 1pm and nearly missed the coach to Heathrow despite being half an hour early! Grumpy queen of a driver tried to make a point, clearly got his thong in a twist! Arrived Heathrow a tad early so was forced to eat, drink beer... Oh and a cheeky Baileys... Let the holiday begin! Great flight, marred only by THE most uncomfortable seats with a metal lumbar support... Which we discovered retracted... As we were landing - hey ...
... the other. Fortunately, the first night I had been there I had been given some pointers in it by one of the barmen as we accompanied the recorded music playing there so hopefully I didn't make too much of a fool of myself. I am a pretty average guitarist but I would like to think that I have always had a reasonable sense of rhythm and could hold a beat. Maybe I'll get a tabla before I go, it is bound to be cheaper than buying one in London even with ...
... the tuk tuks seemed to follow their own rules as they do in Colombo. But this was part of the package. So we patiently navigated to Dikwella where we stopped to have some king coconut to refresh ourselves. By about 1.30 pm we were able to reach Dondra Head and the iconic lighthouse at the Southern most point of Sri Lanka. Unlike Sangaman Kanda, Dondra Head is a popular tourist destination especially with the locals. We snapped ...