Leynbaan Villa & Fish Spa
Travel Blogs from Galle
... notice the lighthouse, it is certainly big enough at 26.5 metres. Unlike it's sister building in Colombo
this structure is still operational although it is nowhere near as old and, frankly, not quite as aesthetically pleasing. Nor is it anywhere near as old as the old Colombo light. Although an original structure wasbuilt on this site in 1848 it was destroyed by fire in 1934 and the
present light dates ...
At 9.00 we left our hotel and went to the bus station of Tangalle. As we were getting out of the tuk-tuk, a bus going in direction to Galle passed by. It was just departing but we still managed to stop it. It took us approx. 2 hours to get from Tangalle to Galle.
After our arrival in Galle our first steps led to the train station where we bought our tickets from Galle to Colombo. Then we left our bags in a cloak room and went to have lunch. We traditionally chose a local place with ...
... Lanka's tourism crown. We stayed in the old part of the fort, which extends out to sea. Almost frozen in time, it was a little maze of small streets with no cars just tuk tuks, and beautiful colonial buildings painted oranges, pinks and yellows. It was full of cafes and boutiques, all with a suitably 'exclusive' price tag. A nice place to wander around for a day or two. The little beach town of Mirissa was next for my birthday. We'd found ...
... mentioned that it was not economically viable considering the number of hours put in. A skill introduced by the Dutch/Portuguese ladies, it presently flourishes only under Government patronage or under NGOs who are trying to keep the art alive .The view of the cricket grounds from the fort is awesome. And of course the India Ocean, a deep blue, makes you want to stay on. Shakheel dropped us off at the light-house with a parting word of advice not to eat in the Galle ...
... finished, I thought I should tip him, and gave him 5 dollars, but he shoved it back saying he wanted $10. I said no, he got angry. Then the other guy said he wanted 10 dollars as well. I was furious. I was only paying $10 for my room, this was a joke. A huge argument entailed and I stormed out.
Karu said he would take me for an “English tea break to calm down”. A cinnamon cake and a black tea did the trick, but he seemed not to ...
- Continental Breakfast
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