Travel Blogs from Unawatuna
Today has been one of those days, regardless of my current position, where everything in my life seems to collide and I cannot seem to find a way to identify a clear path.
I am currently in Unawatuna, Sri Lanka, the second stop of my month abroad.
You could say over the past 25 months, my life has been eventful.
I have worked in the USA, studied in Canada, and travelled through 29 countries over 4 continents. Very fortunate, but with luck ...
... was, of course it had the obligatory KFCs, Mac Donalds and Pizza Hut! Lots of trains too. We traveled to Unawatoona, a three hour journey which I questioned doing after a 10 hour flight! In the car we saw lots of plantations and water buffalo and we traveled on an express way which was empty and very straight, a complete contrast to the M25. The driving, as ever in these countries is erratic and scary, generally I find its better to close ...
... but after reading mixed reviews, the high cost and the long boat ride we decide against it. The next two days we explore the neighbouring beaches on a moped. Our first trip is up to hikkaduwa, the original hippy hang out. The beach is large stretch of golden sands and although restaurants line the shore they are set far back enough for plenty of space to lounge and explore the beach. We chose a spot for lunch and continue our seafood feast, me opting for ...
... interested to learn about what different vegetables, fruits and herbs can do for your body. I also attended a tour of the health centre "pharmacy" area and got to see them making up my dicoction - what an interesting assortment of things goes into that - but it is a brown fluid by the time I get it. Got to see the enormous range of ingredients that are used - approximately 1370 plants are used in Sri Lanka for ...
... next to a group of sun-worshipping and pretty sun-scorched Russian tourists. It was a great position for people watching, with a few tourists posing for photographs, lying in the sea, under a palm tree or draped over rocks, as if they were posing for a eighties swimwear catalogue. I giggle to myself, but also admire their lack of inhibitions.
Needing to cool down we decide ...
How has this villa rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free parking