Day 21 - Tangalla to Colombo (Sri Lanka)
Trip Start Mar 29, 2013
141Trip End Aug 17, 2013
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The first leg of the journey takes us to Galle (pronounced like Gall Bladder) along the south coast. Beautiful scenery as the road winds along the coastline. We pass through Mirissa which can be added to the list for another time. Brightly coloured fishing boats fill the shore and are scattered in the shallow water. We even spot one painted as a zebra which is Dylan's favourite. Further along the coast we see men fishing on stilts in the crystal clear water. The other side of the road shows houses and hotels destroyed by the Tsunami.
We arrive at Galle Fort and are all looking forward to a wander. Galle Fort, in the Bay of Galle, on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, was built first in 1588 by the Portuguese, then extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onwards
3.5 hours and some good naps later we arrive at Airport Garden Hotel Colombo. For the last 45 minutes of the journey Dylan points out every tuk tuk and its colour. There are thousands of them, so we are pleased to arrive.
Manic hour or so trying to get everything ready for bedtime and prepped for our onwards flights tomorrow. Spare a thought or get those fingers crossed for us on what could be the worst travel day of the whole trip........ Up at 4am, fly 4 hours to Singapore, 7 hours at the airport, then 8 hour flight to Melbourne, then a short hop back to Adelaide to start our Oz adventure. Oh and a four hour time difference to add into the mix. Scared.