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Travel Blogs from Hikkaduwa
... feel like I'm not the biggest looser! (Mom you would be proud :)) My beautiful week in Sri Lanka came to a close when my visa was FINALLY accepted. Kelsey and I conquered our last day through the capital city hustle and bustle taking a train, public bus and a rickshaw (a 3 wheeled taxi where you haggle your price for each destination) all in one day before we departed for our journey up the coastline of Southern India. We even stayed one night in a YMCA ...
Yesterday arvo I was sitting on the balcony contemplating what to do for dinner.I was pleasantly surprised when the young russian couple staying next door popped their heads over the wall and asked if I would join them for dinner as they wanted to learn more about Australia. I have to mention that Lena is not the most unattractive woman I have ever met, and Ivan (his real name has too many consonants for me to pronounce) seemed like a nice bloke so off we went to ...
... We declined (the penalty for drugs in Sri Lanka is death)!
A girl from Israel came to our rescue and sat in his seat until he wandered off and started on someone else. He was soon replaced by a surfer who took a shine to George... He was just mad, but good fun!
I thought I had had a lucky escape, but no! In the last hour it was my turn, although I think in comparison my 'catch' was closer to the 'normal spectrum'... But still ...
... moved in with the local family i was writing about. There is a newborn in the house and the house is situated right next to a busy railway and it shakes when trains go past. There are also a lot of frogs. However the house and family are nice and my room is really comfortable. If you are on a budget trip home stays are the way forward. I just asked around and found this place, it's only $7 a day which ...
We decided for our final four days in SL to calm down a bit and chill before the frenzy of India begins. So we headed south via a one night stopover back in Mt Lavinia at the 'budget' Lavinia House, learning our first Sinhalese word in the process: 'budget' means 'bedbug'. We couldn't check out quick enough and caught the express (just quicker than a bus) train to Hikkaduwa. We knew from our guide book that Hikkaduwa is where the majority of ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking