Sri Lanka!!!! There is a heaven on earth!!!!

Trip Start Jul 31, 2007
Trip End Jul 30, 2008

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Friday, August 10, 2007

Landed in Colombo, took a four and a half hour taxi journey to the south of the island to Unawatuna.
Colombo is the City and not too bad at all on contrast with what we have experienced, long drive down, and had to close my eyes as the driving here again is mad, but safe!!!!!
Saw an Elephant being walked down the street on the drive down which was pretty cool.
Stayed first night in Unawatuna Beach Resort, We decided we'd treat ourselves to a one nice night, and at fourty pounds for the both of us half board, it was well worth it, lovely room, lovely bathroom, and overall a fantastic evening.
We walked along the beach in the day and found alternative accomodation for the next three weeks.
Our accomodation is on the beach front, as you open the front door you have the most amazing view of Unawatuna bay, and the sea crashes against the wall below our room, if you leave the room door open you can feel the spray of the sea in the room!!!!!!!!!!!! It's paradise!!!!!!!!!! All for seven pounds fifty a night for the both of us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Met some locals already, had a drink with a couple of them, heard their terrible stories and losses from the Sunami. One having lost about fifteen members of his family, younger brothers and sisters, grans, aunties, cousins. They are still very angry at the sea and still refuse to swim in it.
You can see the ruined buildings everywhere, especially in Galle, (town badly hit, next to where we are staying) but you can also see the locals working hard to rebuild their homes and their lives. Graves line the roads, all with date 2004.
We have decided to settle here for a while. It's avery chilled out and laid back resort we are in. Loving it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks Cathers for the message, pleased to hear from ya hun, keep em coming!!!!!!!!
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