Relaxing in Unawatuna

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

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Sunday, August 19, 2007

Unawatuna is a truely lovely place. The locals are so
friendly, always smiling and saying hello to you. Children call over to you
from their gardens, saying hello and asking your name. Everyone here is so
trusting, you can have a meal and they say ' you can come back later and pay if
you like" mad!!!! we used an internet cafe and didnt have the right
change, so they said it's fine pay when you like, didn't even check where we
were staying, so 3 days later, we went and payed them, they are all so lovely
We have visited more places up the coast, Marissa bay, so completely secluded,
no one else was there and there is just one guest house there, a true postcard
picture place.
We have watched the locals stilt fishing, they are so still and patient, very skilled.

We also went to a turtle farm which was good, i held a baby turtle!!! there are
strict laws protecting the turtles here in Sri Lanka, and lots of
organisations protecting the eggs and baby turtles, who then release them back
into the sea when they are old enough. We have been told that if you harm or
kill turtles you recieve a bigger punishment from the law than if you murder a
person!!!! Seems fair to me!!
We also went to a place on the coast called blow hole, it's where water
collates in the rocks and cannot escape other than through a hole in the top of
the rocks, and you hear a rumble and then a big explosion of water comes firing
out, it was pretty impressive.
We have been having lazy days, enjoying the weather, 45 degrees today!! going
for long walks, and chatting with the locals on the beach.
We have seen Monitor Lizards, monkeys, toads, along our walks, we have gecco's
in our room at night, but so far nothing too scary!!!!
The guys who work at our Hotel are lovely, and we are truely settled in well.
We have met some lovely couples here and had some nice chats, with them all
giving us advice and information on where to go on our travells, which has been
lovely and a massive help.
We will be leaving here on the 6th September and making our way to Kerala, a
german guy has given us details of a cheap flight company and a place to head
to, but for now we are enjoying paradise in Unawatuna!!!!!!
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littlelow on

Hi from the travelling 6 and bump!
Hi you both sound like your havin fun. The dudes miss you loads but love your messages. We are in Dubrovnik at mo. We went to Montenegro yesterday 31 aug what a beautiful place. The coast line is absolutly fantastic. Just the place for house car and a boat! Sell the flat i say and invest! We have had a busy couple of days so chill time now! You both keep enjoying yourselves simon and i will do the same in 15 years time only we will have wheelchairs zZimmers and priority boarding! Have fun love to you both.

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