Long, long beach to walk on
The breakfast buffet was great, though I did not eat much. Our first stop that morning was ...
The turtles we could see at the centre
Its shell was malformed and it could not swim very well
Behind her was our mini van driver
After that, we went to the Maadu River Boat Ride ... We were charged LAK3,000 per person.
The next stop was Cinnamon Island ...
The oil is said to be able to relieve bodily discomfort
On the way to Galle, we could see the effect of the force of the Boxing Day Tsunami in 2004, where the Southern coast of Sri Lanka was badly affected. Indeed, so many years on, the damage could still be seen.
Galle Fort was the next destination. This was another UNESCO World Heritage Site.
It was very hot at midday ... but this historical place was worth a visit. Lunch was after that ... we loved the fried fish at this particular restaurant.
We walked around the small town briefly after lunch ...
The street was so neat!
Inside the Historical Mansion Museum
There was an old lady, 75 years old, making lace here! It looked very complicated but the lady perservered in preserving her skill
All Saints' Church
Inside the church
We dropped by to see stilt-fishing on our way to Colombo ...
I was disappointed to find out that it was all an act. When the fishermen (or maybe actors) saw our bus coming, they put on their headcloth and climbed up the stilts. Hmn ....
And then it was driving all the way back to Colombo. We stopped by the beautiful parliament house at Kotte, but couldn't see much in the dark.
Dinner was at an Indian restaurant, called Indian Summer
Chutney, raita and pickled onions
Indian Summer Special
We loved the soup so much and asked for a second bowl, and it was nice of the restaurant to oblige ...
A small bowl of dhal curry
My plate with different types of curry, including chicken, and paneer and vegetable curry
Ice-cream for dessert
After dinner, we checked into Fairway Colombo, a new 1-year-old hotel. I loved the modern room.
A cinnamon leaf I plucked from the tree at the Cinnamon IslandThis was our final night in Sri Lanka, we were to fly home the next day.