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The Tropic Inn
Headed down south to get to the beaches. We met a policeman on the train (who wasn't a con man) who recommended that we visit Mirissa beach. This was a lovely place. Very friendly people. Found a good place to stay right next to the beach. There was a good reef break for surfing plus nice bars and restaurants along the beach. Hired a motorbike to see the sights, drove round the south coast testing Ben's newly acquired driving skills
Ben had a boy's day and night out with a local fisherman's family, sampling local cuisine (best meal of the trip) and drinking copious amounts of arrack! He was welcomed into their home, good (if broken) conversation and experienced real Sri Lankan hospitality, dancing the Sri Lankan way! A traditional home - basic, with a well in the garden. An enlightening experience!
Overall, Sri Lanka is one of the most beautiful countries in the world - with the worst food! All the gear but no idea!