Beer run with 41 empties
08/01/2011 A beer run in Sri Lanka can be hard work, especially when theres a ridiculous number of you. So Ben, Madeline and I set off to Weligama with not less than 41 empty Lion bottles and a list of alcohol to pick up. It was hammering it down with rain the whole way so were sat in the back in shorts, rain jackets and boxes and boxes of empty Lion, a stale alcohol smell surrounding us. The...
06/01/2011 A glimpse of our train journey through the jungle back to Galle.
Colombo visa run
06/01/2011 Up at an unhealthy 5am and Me and Rich set off in our tuk-tuk to Galle. It was pitch black and as we passed the small street shops and the cool breeze ran through the tuk-tuk which was a refreshing start to the long hot day ahead. The sun was rising as we reached Galle train station where we picked up our train tickets to Galle for 160RP (£1). Sat on a little bench, we were passed by...
31/12/2010 Our plan was to visit Daz and J in Hikkaduwa! and a plan it was. While waiting for the AC bus a taxi pulled up and said he could take us all the way to Hikkaduwa for a certain amount of money. Obviously at Galle (1hour away from Hikka) he kicked us out. Bastard! Whilst sitting in Sri Lankas version of KFC, the almighty disgusting Hot Pak I saw my first (and only) elephant of the...
Theres a snake in my room
28/12/2010 After a rest-less night in my swealtering fan-less room I was pretty tired in the morning so I was drifting in and out of sleep with my head at the end of my bed and my door open. I opened my eyes at one point, looked to the left and noticed Oli, hands on knees, staring straight into my room. Wondering what the hell he was looking at I switched my head to the right and there is was. A...
The 'Hiltern Beach' Experience
27/12/2010 Got up at 6am and the 4 of us loaded our stuff in and on top of two tuk-tuks and set off to Midigama for a change of scenery. Ben left his cd with ourdriver so we had a pleasurable experience listening to and raving to full on club music at 8am whilst driving through Galle in our little tuk-tuk. When we arrived at Hlilternbeach hotel we were pretty happy with the location (within...