Thoroughly enjoyed breakfast again, they cater for all nationality’s so if you fancy curry for breakfast you can have it! We have a variation of the English one, we had pancakes as well today, no wonder we don’t bother with lunch.
Back to the sun beds plug in my iPod, Geoff read his book, we swam in the pool, and thoroughly enjoyed the morning. We went to the room for coffee, then I went back down to the pool, leaving Geoff to do the log! He he…
Geoff came down eventually, we had some cocktails by the pool, watching the sunset, then back to the room, wash change and out to the Italian restaurant, the food was fantastic! good job we got there early as there were no spare tables later.
My opinion on this Island, having travelled a big area now is, it has not been westernized yet! So you will not see the fancy shops in many places, there are a few, most towns and villages look dirty and very poor especially around Little India, which I found a fascinating place although Joe (our driver) said we
would be harassed if we tried walking around there. The traffic is mayhem, with the tut tuts, motor bikes, buses and cars all jostling for their place, the buses are filled so full they cannot shut the doors! The motorbikes carry the whole family, and the trains are packed as well.
The island has some beautiful scenery, especially around the tea plantation area, I have thoroughly enjoyed our stay here, and although the trips we did have been very long at times, that is because we chose to stay in Colombo. Our Hotel has been brilliant, very comfortable, certainly not a plastic Hotel, with wood carvings and original floor boards everywhere.