SVH - Siam View Hotel
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... we settled down for the afternoon. I
quickly got bored of sunning myself and went to read in the shade. A man came
to speak with me and it turned out he had studied English literature and he was
meeting 3 friends for a George Orwell-themed discussion group on the beach. It
was so nice to have an in depth chat with some Sri Lankans with no language
barrier! However, they did put me on the spot asking me what I thought about
Tamil Tigers and also getting me to ...
... helpful during our trip!! Anyway we sat back for our 4 hour journey to Arugam Bay (I'm not sure where we read that) but 2 hours later we arrived and was dropped off by the bus just a few hundred metres from our guesthouse!! We dropped off our bags, had a shower and went for a walk! This was the place I had been looking forward to most, a surf resort with lots going on and we were planning to spend a week(ish) here!! Unfortunately it is super quiet, not much of a vibe and the ...
... there. I negotiated a good price and was soon to discover the catch. The driver asked if I had a booking and I said yes (even though I didn’t). Then on the way up the giant hill where the hotel was located, he stopped to ask for directions at another hotel and the man there told me he had one room left for 2500 rupees ($19) if my hotel didn’t work out. We continued up the hill but when the tuk tuk driver dropped me off, he waited outside the hotel. The hotel was ...
... As we approached our destination station we were told that we had to go through a carriage to the other side to get out, with our packs! It seemed like forever and by the end the Sri Lankan people must have seen the desperation in our faces as they literally lifted our bags whilst they were on our backs over the crowd of people to get off. Relived to be off we were sweating and laughing so much. We had our best meal that night waiting for a bus in a small street ...
... langur monkeys, elephants, and a leopard (in the distance). In the evening the resort was visited by a troop of langurs, a young elephant, and a family of wild boars. (You are required to call the front desk for an escort before heading out of your bungalow - even for a short ...