Jan 12, 2006
Feb 05, 2006
Unawatuna is amazing, since our last update we have done quite a lot here and stayed a total of 8 days until the 23rd Jan. We made a lot of friends here, both local and travelers like ourselves. We spent a bit of time with a really nice guy called Robin from London. One of the things we did was go for a walk through the "jungle" to a place called Jungle beach on the way seeing wild monkeys and finding an Ant Hill. Other things we did in Unawatuna was take an amazing tut tut ride one eveing to a turtle farm, a big lake and buddist temple. The turtel farm was a bit of a tourist trap but nice to see them anyway (the next day we saw one while snorkling over the reef). After that we went to a semi fresh/salt water lake that was very unlike the rest of Sri Lanka we had seen. It was so peaceful there as we got ferried round on cat-a-marang boat to the differnt Islands. People live on the Islands and one of the ones we went too the family speciallised in making cinamon where we saw it being made and tried Cinamon tea. Again a bit of a tourist trap but nice all the same. After the lake we went to Klarka's favorite bit of the trip too one of the oldest Buddist temple's in Lanka. It is built into the rock and houses a 2000 year old buddha statue (so we were told). Klarka finished here Open Water PADI course and passed with flying colours....beware aquatic life!!! Just like to say a quick hello and thankyou to Nalli and Johana from Sea Horse scuba diving for a fantastic week. I continued my diving every day and when Klarka passed we went diving together. Most evenings we ate at a place called Wilma's. For the two of us it was around 3 quid a night.