Category / January 2019 / Sri Lanka

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  • Day 26 – Sinharaja rainforest to Bentota 🇱🇰

    Our last morning at Nestwood, we’re up early and go for another walk down the hill and through the tea plantations, followed by Misty. We pass a small basic house up on a hill and swarms of children scream and shout BYEEEE at us as loud as they can. We’re not sure but think maybe…

  • Day 25 – Sinharaja rainforest 🇱🇰

    Our final full day at Nestwood. Started with an early breakfast of our usual fruit smoothie and plate of fruit, followed by Toast, Potato & Egg Omellete and Lavariyas which are sweet dumplings made with rice noodles filled with sugared coconut and cardamon. Nadintha has offered to take us for a guided walk today, to…

  • Day 24 – Sinharaja rainforest 🇱🇰

    Wanting to avoid the mid-day heat we walked in yesterday, we woke up a little earlier and went for a walk before breakfast. We decided to turn left out of Nestwood and walk back the route we were driven in the day we arrived. Walking down small dirt roads we treaded our footsteps as the…

  • Day 23 – Sinharaja rainforest 🇱🇰

    We woke up to the sounds of the valley and jungle; Dog’s barking, eagles screeching, birds chirping, and a whole lot of things we didn’t know. Ryan got up first to take a look of the valley from the living room, but then went downstairs to capture the panorma below. As with many of the…

  • Day 22 – Unawatuna to Sinharaja rainforest 🇱🇰

    After a memorable couple of days at Unawatuna, we are moving on again, this time to the Sinharaja Rainforest region. Lisa didn’t sleep too well last night worrying about our transport this morning, we’d not had confirmation from our next host that our taxi was booked, and knowing we were going somewhere remote Lisa was…

  • Day 21 – Unawatuna 🇱🇰

    Today we’re braving public transport once more and catching the bus up the coast to the colonial Portugease/Dutch fort in the town of Galle. We’ve heard good things about this place, so off we go and hop on a crazy bus for 25 rupees each, that’s 11p which makes our £4.80 West Midlands Travel day…

  • Day 20 – Unawatuna 🇱🇰

    We slept really well last night and enjoyed breakfast downstairs on the terrace, watching the boats go out to sea, and also some people paddle boarding, which looked like fun. So much fun we decided we wanted to give it a go. We decided today would be a beach day. By the time we’d got…

  • Day 19 – Hikkaduwa to Unawatuna 🇱🇰

    We were sad to leave Hikkaduwa, but we had high hopes for a similar pace of life at our next destination Unawatuna. Back down the coast to the east and past the historic town of Galle, our taxi made the journey in under an hour taking us to our new home Galle Henna Beach House.…

  • Day 16 – 18 – Hikkaduwa 🇱🇰

    We had planned to spend most of our time at the beach in Hikkaduwa, but in the end we felt so relaxed at Dancing Mango that we pretty much stayed in the garden by the pool for the whole three days we spent there. Reading, listening to music, watching the visiting birds and monkeys and…

  • Day 15 – Dickwella to Hikkaduwa 🇱🇰

    This morning we’re heading off to our next beach Hikkaduwa. We get picked up at 11am by a taxi and make our way along the coast. Arriving at about 1.30pm we’re greeted by our Australian host Brett at the gates of Dancing Mango. As we go through he shows us our room, which is simply…