The Park Street Hotel

No. 20 Park Street, Colombo 02., Colombo, Sri Lanka | 4 star hotel
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Day 1 - Colombo!

A travel blog entry by sarahcutler


After arriving at the hostel we headed out into the streets of Colombo! We went to a restaurant called Sugar and had enchiladas! Not very Sri Lankan but we were starving after the flight and just needed fuel...! Then we walked down to Galle Green where there were lots of school children playing in the waves and there were food stalls and people selling kites! ...

Just a short entry.

A travel blog entry by fergysrambles


... a good song title some day if it has not already been used) it turned out that he had the slightly improbable forename of Shane and his grandfather (or was it great grandfather?) had been an Irishman who had come to the then Ceylon to help run the
railways. Strange coincidence as my maternal grandfather was a railwayman himself which led to an interesting conversation. He did tell me his surname which was equally British, I think it may have been White but ...

Nothing much but a lovely meal.

A travel blog entry by fergysrambles


... and at less than £1:50 Sterling, extremely good value.

There was one amusing interlude. The waiter was watching me but pretending
not to and I knew it was to see whether or not I would eat the three chillies that had been offered. With a little trepidation I smiled at him, held it aloft and bit the whole thing off the stalk. Those of you with knowledge of Asian chilli will know this could have been a
potentially catastrophic thing to do but it wasn't ...

Fergy gigs for the beautiful people.

A travel blog entry by fergysrambles


... can see in the image. It an was utterly gorgeous meal, eaten with the hand (right one obviously) and it made the perfect end to a pretty perfect day.

There was a slightly sour note just at the end but I don't want to go into it here, it's not important and I have dealt with it on Virtual Tourist if you are really that interested. It didn't dampen my spirits though and off I went to bed again a very happy man which makes for a good point to break again.

Sri Lanka - Colombo

A travel blog entry by tereza-gonzalo


... I like spice food but it was too much even for me. I had to drink 4 bottles of soda (0.8lts) and I was still suffering. Besides the spiciness it was the first time for the two of us eating with our hands in Sri Lanka. It’s a very liberating thing to do. Everybody eats with their hands in Sri Lanka, forks and knifes are just western influence.

After this we kept on walking down the Galle Street passing by the president´s house, Galle Face Green and Parliament ...

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This 4 star hotel, located on No. 20 Park Street, Colombo 02., Colombo, is near Temple of the Tooth (Sri Dalada Maligawa), Mount Lavinia, Colombo National Museum, and Dehiwala Zoo.
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    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding