Pearl City Hotel
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... where they tried to sell us heaps of stuff we didnt want. Once we got back in the tuk tuk he was a little shirty and drove us to the centre of Colombos scary market place and ripped us off before saying goodbye, so we decided we would walk from here on. Bad idea. It was about 50 degrees in the shade and Debs burnt. We got yhe hang of crossings, you basically just step out with your hand out and run. So far so good. An old man who shared part of our walk kept telling ...
... did. There was a little supermarket right at the end of the street where it joined the main road. Slowly, I put on one boot, then had a rest, then the second boot, then had another rest. Finally, after resting for a little while longer, I dragged myself one step at a time to the shop, locals noticeably wary of my zombie-like presence. I bought some orange juice, apple juice and a couple of apples. When I was little I used to drink ...
The cost saving exercise of taking an indirect flight rather loses its appeal when we head off to the airport at midnight for our flight home at 0530. But we keep telling ourselves it was a BIG saving. Let's hope the return flights run more smoothly than the outbound. The flight from Colombo to Amman is on time so that's a start.
Colombo airport is a bit of a scrum. There's a security barrier before check-in which you can't get through until your flight ...
... chocolate for the five as we get two chocolates on our pillows at night and these have been saved, except of a couple, to be divided up amount st the kids. I expect their mums with keep them safe and dole them out carefully as there will be about 40 each. Monday not a lot happening. We are maintaining a good speed and the weather is hot with some high cloud. The sea is a little rougher and the only thing I have seen today is a seriously huge container ship. Tomorrow we can ...
... to be coping well with the spice was given a “pepper” by Ron and even he went red and wasn’t so grateful for that piece of food!
On the day we left, contributing even more to their generosity, they took all of our shopping home with them to send to my parents. An amazing group of guys who made our r&r so much more fun that it was planned to be :)
We flew out of Sri Lanka airport (not bothered about liquids at all!) to Singapore at ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Free parking