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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... Very sugary and gelatinous. We hop back in the bus for a few more kilometres before being released to the roads again. This stretch is grey different from the first leg. The roads are rougher, some under complete (re)construction, some dirt roads. The surrounds are a very luscious green, some rice fields, oil palm plantations and rubber trees Afternoon tea break at a small roadside stall/shop, and we try a hajee (this might not be ...
... the Galle Fort Hotel is way outside my budget to stay at but it does provide an absolutely gorgeous location for a drink in the late afternoon. Indeed, it would be lovely at any time but I tended to go there for a sundowner. One good thing about going at that time is that they will bring you a complimentary plate of delightful nibbles as pictured. For information the red dipping sauce is hotter than the green one and can be a little fiery!
The service ...
... of the neighbours and we had a good old laugh into the night. I was crossing my fingers for some sunshine. The next morning delivered, after the previous day’s disappointment and I quickly decided to get Sampath and Karu to drive me around the local major sights including a return to Koggala. While this was not cheap, I was running out of time and felt this was at least the best way to ensure I saw everything that I wished to see.
We left at ...
... with homes and warehouses dating back hundreds of years. Many have been well preserved but others have fallen into disrepair, as the original owners fled the country to avoid the civil war that recently ended in 2009. The temperature continues to rise and the day wears in and after checking out some of the local shops we make our way to the Galle Fort Hotel (an old colonial hotel) for some ...
... a swim separately to each mind our stuff. Troy has a conversation with some local Sri Lankan dudes (cricket is always a good subject to talk about here). Its amazing how they can just sit on the beach and stare at you for ages. We just ignore it.
We head back to our hotel and its looks very overcast and a storm brewing. Sure enough it started to rain. We jumped in the pool in the rain, it was fabulous. We spent ages in the pool and ...