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Asia » Sri Lanka » Uva Province » Bandarawela February 22nd 2020

Tuesday 18 February, 2020, cont'd We had a quiet afternoon and went outside at 6.50 pm for our dinner. Pat had steamed rice and I had a fried rice with chicken in a local style. After, we got to try buffalo curd, a local delicacy, with pineapple honey. Lights out 9.40 pm. Wednesday 19 February, 2020. Visit to Yala National Park. Pick up from the rooms was 4.20 am, so alarms were set for 4.00 am. As always we were awake before the alarm! Indika said he would come to unlock the gate to the property, prepare a boxed breakfast and see us off safely. Our vehicle arrived on time. They use modified single cabs, which have six seats set in three pairs, tiered in a frame stuck up on the back. This gives additional height ... read more

Asia » Sri Lanka » Southern Province » Tissamaharama February 18th 2020

Sunday 16 February, 2020, cont'd. We had a quiet afternoon. I did a little packing, as we are leaving in the morning. Lights out 10.00 pm. Monday 17 February, 2020. Today we transfer from Mirissa to Tissamaharama (known as Tissa). A reasonable night's sleep, stirred at 7.20 am. Down to breakfast and we actually managed to get some eggs, sausages, toast and coffee quickly from the younger lad who doesn't have a clue. Spotted the better English speaking guy and paid the bill. Told him we have a taxi booked. Back to the room, to shower and finish packing. Brought the cases down at 10.20 am and waited for our driver. Two German girls arrived and we talked with them. Car turned up at 10.50 am, a Toyota Prius and we loaded up and left. The ... read more

Asia » Sri Lanka » Southern Province » Weligama February 16th 2020

Saturday 15 February, 2020. Alarms set for 5.30 am. Slept reasonably, but of course because we had an alarm set, we were awake before the alarm went off. We got up at 5.25 am, most of our stuff was prepared and left the room at 5.55 am. We went to find our Tuktuk. There was one out there but it wasn't ours. The old boy got another one out and took us to the fishing harbour. Sounds good but it is actually the wrong place. After a short discussion, we paid him what he asked LKR 200, which is a low price and simply walked round to our boat, in the other part of the harbour. We were with Mirissa whale warriors and the guy that we spoke to yesterday was there. We paid our fee, ... read more

Asia » Sri Lanka » Southern Province » Weligama February 14th 2020

Tuesday 11 February, 2020 cont'd We really had quite a long day out in the heat yesterday, so our plans for the rest of the day were to do very little. Pat did manage to get some washing done in the machine we were allowed to use. Lights out 10.00 pm. Wednesday 12 February, 2020. A good nights sleep. Stirred 7.00 am. We plan to do some research for our transfer tomorrow and another visit to Galle. Breakfast location was moved due to ants. Omelettes and toast, with coffee was on the menu. I found a train to our next location tomorrow afternoon from the train station close by. It is not a stop for the first class trains, which is why we didn't arrive at it. We will try 2nd or 3rd class and see ... read more

Asia » Sri Lanka » Southern Province » Galle February 11th 2020

Sunday 9 February, 2020 cont'd Phoned Mum & Dad at 5.30 pm advising everything ok. Went down to the bar at 7.00 pm. Pat had a shandy and I had a coke. Neither of us was particularly hungry, so just drinks. After a short stroll on the beach, we went back to the room and lights out at 10.00 pm. Monday 10 February, 2020 Today we move from Bentota to Galle. Our train is at 16.07 from Aluthgama. We have arranged a late check out at a small cost (USD 20), just need to book a Tuktuk. A good night's sleep, we stirred at 7.30 am and went down to breakfast at 8.20 am. Small amount of stuff laid out and we ordered omelette's from the kitchen. Went down to look at the sea. The waves ... read more

Asia » Sri Lanka » Southern Province » Bentota February 9th 2020

Friday 8 February, 2020 cont'd We left the room at 6.30 pm, to have a drink before dinner. Sunset is about 6.15pm so the light was fading. It was nice to look at the sea and a full moon behind the beach. Back to the hotel and we had a drink outside by the pool. We went inside and ordered food for our dinner at 7.30 pm. Pat had chicken and chips and I ordered spaghetti bolognaise.It arrived in due course and was pretty good. The other guests were eating at the beach bar area, so nice and quiet for us. Back to the room and lights out was 10 pm. The group that arrived this afternoon, who we haven't figured a Nationality yet, maybe eastern European, were enjoying themselves being very loud and boisterous, but ... read more

Asia » Sri Lanka » Western Province » Colombo February 7th 2020

Wednesday 5 February 2020 cont'd A quiet afternoon, as we were both weary. I had a kip. Lights out 10 pm. Thursday 6 February, 2020 A reasonable night's sleep. Alarm set for 7.00 am. Both of us awake just before. We packed and readied ourselves to leave. Our plan was to leave our suitcases at the rooms and travel light to the visa office. A 10 minute walk to the Immigration offices. The area of Battaramulla, was all hustle and bustle. We went through security and followed directions into the adjacent building up to the fourth floor. We found the first desk we needed and they told us to go and stick our pictures on to our visa applications. Glue was provided! Back again and we were issued with a number to go and sit and ... read more

Asia » Sri Lanka » Western Province » Colombo February 5th 2020

Sunday 1 February, 2020 cont'd We were fairly wacked out after our wanderings in Colombo. We estimate that we walked nearly 15 kilometers all told. There are a lot of tall buildings and many currently under construction. The Chinese are involved with a lot of them. Lights out was 10 pm. Monday 2 February, 2020 We both slept well again and started stirring about 8 am. After showering and a slow start we left the room about 11.15 am. The room is part of a three story building. We are on the top floor, with an external staircase. The room has a shower and toilet. Outside is a kitchen area and washing machine. A little basic but adequate and we are only paying $84 for four nights. We walked along the coast road again. There are ... read more

Asia » Sri Lanka » Western Province » Colombo February 2nd 2020

Thursday 30 January 2020 Our next adventure, six weeks in Sri Lanka. We are flying early on Friday from Larnaca, so decided to stay local the night before. Our packing preparations had been happening for the last few days and we had packed most things on Wednesday. So after a few final things were packed and shut the house down we left at 1100 am. There was a final errand, which concluded quickly enough and we were on to the motorway at Paphos around 1200. As we hadn't yet eaten and had all the time in the world we thought it would break the journey, to have something to eat at Limassol Marina. We eventually found our way in to the Marina and parked shortly after 1 pm. It was raining, so we headed quickly into ... read more

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok March 15th 2018

Sunday 11 March 2018 Weather back to sunshine after a cooler couple of days. Slept well. Our original plans changed due to technical difficulties! Thai tummy. Pat did some packing in the morning and we left the room at 1.30 pm for a stroll. We walked along the road for a while then back to Sena Fast for a Starbucks visit. Picked up some supplies in the supermarket and back to the room for 2.45 pm. Pat did some more packing in the afternoon and had said that she wanted a drink by the river on her last night. So in the evening we headed to the Asiatique mall to try and accomplish this and left the room at 6.30 pm. We both spoke to our Mothers in the afternoon as it is Mothers day back ... read more

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