Trip Start Nov 23, 2009
Trip End Apr 22, 2010

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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Sri Lanka was a nightmare to get to from Goa. We had to do three stops, one at Bangalore, one at Chennai before flying to Colombo then getting a taxi to Hikkaduwa!
We had leave at 5am. It was foggy which was interesting as our driver didn't seem to know what to do about it! He kept trying to wash it off and it kept coming back. He ended up pulling over and trying to wipe it off the windscreen. He then had to stop for some tea as he was tired but it must have been superpower tea because then he drove all the way to the airport at 120km n hr. It should have taken us 1 1/2hrs to get there but it took less than an hour.
When we got there our plane was delayed due to bad weather! I can only imagine it was due to the fog as there wasn't any other bad weather!
It was a small plane! It had propellers and only sat about 80 people. We got coleslaw sandwiches which I liked but Sy didn't. We were late getting in and we though we would miss our next flight but they kept us out on the airstrip so we didn't have to go through security again. When we got to the plane it had only just landed so the passengers were just getting off. We had to wait for the army of boys to clean it which only took less than five minutes! That plane was ten minutes late leaving but managed to to landing Channai twenty minutes early so it ended up being a thirty minute flight instead of an hour. We didn't go for another coleslaw sandwich which made us realize how much onion was in them as the whole plane stank!
At channai the plane was early leaving, we were one of the last people to get on as by the time we got through security they called the final call for boarding. It was really early as it wasn't even 12.40 which was the time for boarding. We ended up getting into Colombo twenty-five minutes early.
At the airport I'm sure we got ripped off by the pre-paid taxi guy! It took 3 1/2 hours to get to Hikkaduwa and over an hour of that was just getting through Colombo as it was rush hour. We were both very tired by then. We got to Hikkaduwa after 6pm.
Sy slept most of the way!

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Danny Lucy Jack Bobo and Heidi on

Love the space hopper!!!!!! Danny stole owen's sketcher! Have fun. Vey jealous of hot weather...snow days=hyper boysX3!!!

Chris on

I have really enjoyed your accounts. Today Nick called in and we ventured down the steps into the woods and walked the dogs to Coombe Valley. It was snowing and it looked like a scene from Narnia. It is so difficult to imagine you in the sun!

chris on

I looked Adam's Peak up on Google Earth and it is stunning. I would love the opportunity to watch the sunrise from the top. Have a vey special trip!

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