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Just back!

St Austell
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Just back!

Well, all too soon the adventure is over. We got back last night after our latest 3 week trip to glorious Sri Lanka. Saw some amazing sights, met some wonderful people (and one who definitely was not!) We were robbed twice, crushed on a train and on one particularly horrendous bus trip and have come home totally exhausted, but once again, Sri Lanka has amazed and thrilled us.

Lots to tell everyone. Many recommendations to make and a few tales of caution too, to help other people get the most out of this wonderful country and hopefully, at the same time, avoid a couple of mistakes that we made.

Still unpacking, but will relate all as soon as I've surfaced from the mountain of washing!!


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21. Re: Just back!

Hi Sue

Great read and Happy Birthday as well.

As the last Two Posters said, not quite for them, and our mix is one of both. Top Hotels and Small Guest Houses, although Mrs' Lifesaver will not go without Hot Water for anything other than One Night LOL.

I see that you stayed at Pelwehera Village Hotel then ? we also have used this place, and agree the Wildlife or lack of it is a tad disappointing compared to the other Hotels in the area.

It was great last Year finding out a Pool had been built as this was a New addition from before. I did find the Tiles VERY slippery at the shallow end, and a tad sharp on the edges as well.

As a base it is easy to arrange Elephant Rides outside the Cinnamon Lodge Hotel,or use One of the Locals. The wildlife parks and the Gloryiours Golden Temple just down the road and the Gardens are very nice with all sorts of shrubs. Sitting around the small bar at Night with Bats flitting around our heads and chatting to the lovely Staff was a highlight last Year.

Best wishes

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