Travel Blogs from Unawatuna
... 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 ...
... towards the bus stop a tuk tuk driver offered to take us there and back for 500 rupees ( £2.50) we knew the bus was 40 Rupees each, each way but on a hot sticky day its got to be a tuk tuk!
There is a HSBC bank as you arrive in Galle and then closer in by bus and train station there are many more banks. We just got cash and went to PJ's supermarket, stocked up on Coca Cola, crackers, cheese and chocolate ( no alcohol on sale as a holy Poya day ) Oh well ! and off we ...
... 9am looking fresh, it was a long long time a go that we could do that!
One night disaster struck, we discovered 'Arrack', it's a Sri Lankan spirit made from Coconuts, one liter was R1200 which is £6, at 33% it isn't as strong as other spirits, subsequently it goes down rather easily while playing cards, four bottles later drinking it with the staff and their local mates we were rather drunk, in the morning ...
... is one of those towns which could be amazing in time, but the buildings generally need a touch of paint, and some reconstruction work to ensure they are preserved. Clearly they are heading in the right direction, though, as there are already a handful of nice places to eat, a couple of tasteful shops and a couple of hotels – one of which is the Aman – servicing westerners. If you went back in 5 years time the place could ...
... br> We pulled into
Unawatuna Beach, where I would spend the next week and a half. I soon
connected with my friends Rob and Anne from Adam’s Peak. We got places
near each other, mine at Upul’s where all the Sri Lankan surfer boys
hung out. My $20 room (a lot for Sri Lanka) had a balcony right over the
surf, each night I went to sleep with the sound of waves. Reggae music
played softly downstairs, a hammock hanging near the water and the
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free parking