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From Tangalla we caught the bus west to a beach town called Unawatuna. The town is quite the contrast to Tangalla at this time of year, possibly because it's closer to Colombo and tourists don’t quite get that far. Unawatuna is a short bus trip to Galle which is a major tourist town and home to the Galle Fort which we did a couple of trips to and is a pretty cool place.
The town had a much better feel to it, but half the beach in ...
... lives down a tiny lane way near our hotel and cooks the best Roti for the locals during Ramadan. At sunset they all line up to take away or eat in ........ rotis plain, filled with eggs, seafood or vegetable. We were keen to visit roti man, and were quickly whisked into the tiny, tiny inner sanctum which was the dining area with a few stools and chairs and where I quickly realiized I was the only female with all these Muslim men, apart from the rather grumpy lady cashier ...
... Before taking the bus to Unawatuna I had some delicious lemon sorbet as well :) We got to Unawatuna in good time as it's not that far from Galle. We had booked the hotel we were originally meant to stay in the weekend that I went to Sig. It was a lovely peaceful hostel, close enough to easily walk to the beach but far enough away that it was quiet whilst still being close to the main road. There was fish at the bottom of the stair case and a little garden as well, which added ...
... the excellent internet research of VT member alza, who directed me to this wonderful blog,
all becomes clear. The 1668 date on the outside of the gate was
apparently put there by the Dutch and when the British took over they
were too gentlemanly to remove it but rather put their own royal coat of
arms above it, so now I know!
So, all that new knowledge (subsequently gained obviously) and we have just got through the gate!
... I have met, is a destination yet to forge a distinguished backpacker trail and a backpacker flow to match. The country is ripe with package tourists and couples. And Russians, a whole lot of Russians. A giant leap back from the Banana Pancake trail of South-East Asia.
I now find myself travelling solo, in a place that doesn’t really have the backpacker scene, and February is peak season. You may be asking isn’t that an ideal situation? ...