Ranveli Beach Resort
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... I am writing this offline. In I went and again I shall let my Virtual Tourist tip talk you through it.
I have written elsewhere on my Colombo and Sri Lankan pages about the
serious lack of places to drink despite the supposed drinking culture of
the Sri Lankan people. Bars bare hard to come by and it is often a case
of any port in a storm! Here is the tip.
I had been out exploring the Wellewatta and Bambalapitaya areas of ...
As I start typing my second and final blog in Sri Lanka we are currently sat waiting for the insurance man to turn up as our driver has hit a cow with the car. Significant damage to the front corner of the vehicle but all of us fine (including the poor cow I'm happy to say). It really was not a surprise to me that this happened - the driving is a bit different to what we know back home in the western world! :-) The second half of the Sri Lanka trip has been a bit more relaxing ...
... Thats my thing.
We also hired a van and driver for a day to go to see the elephant orphanage at Pinnawela. Remarkably cheap as he drove us for 240km and we had him for 12 hiurs for 8000rs (£40). Pinnawela was amazing. The elephants are rescued from the wild and raised as if they were still wild, not tamed or anything. Recent additions include two 6 month old calves who we watched being bottle fed. We are then encouraged to go down the the river over ...
... across to the east side of the island for the surf. We spent some time hanging out and Jess treated us to some singing and Ukele! The following day we headed back to the train station in Colombo and headed out on a scenic train to Kandy, to see another part of the country in the search for other travellers, better weather and more sights to see. More to follow on Kandy shortly ...
... and we decided a few evening beers might help us to forget where we currently are – at least for a while anyway. So we found a venue and got chatting away. Interesting as she was she's a midwife who decided to up sticks from Finland and practice her trade in Saudi Arabia. We spent the evening talking about what life there is like. Well it’s bizarre to say the least. Anyway she was a good laugh, then it was back home to sleep the Lion ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsRanveli Beach Resort Mount Lavinia
Friendly staff, small private beach, amazing foods (both local and continental), comfortable rooms, lovely garden, swimming pool, bar and restaurant, all these are for an unbelievable low price.
This is the ideal place for you, if you want to stay near the beach and not far from the central Colombo city.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.