Galle...is that it?
Trip Start Aug 07, 2013
12Trip End Aug 22, 2013
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After half an hour of wandering round and pictures of the sea, lighthouse and walls we admitted defeat (inevitable on leaving the guidebook at our hotel in Unawatuna) and hailed a tuk tuk. Asking him to take us to the colonial old city, old buildings the driver set off intently at speed to triumphantly attempt to deposit us in front of a supermarket
Back safely relaxing by the pool at Flower Garden and 700rupees later (£3.50), we consulted the guidebool. Turns out, we had seen much that Galle had to offer either on our initial walk or the tuktuk tour that followed. For us, Galle was disappointing. I expected streets of old buildings and charm, all surrounded by walls and battlements. Instead, it was on a much smaller scale and dotted here and there throughout a developing town.
On a plus side, we managed to see crowds of Sri Lankans playing cricket, a must-see!