04.28.2017 - 04.29.2017 91 °F
28 April 2017
Update: Check out the "Kandy" posting - now in Singapore and have great internet service. I was able to upload a video clip for some fire walkers.
Simple breakfast at our hotel but not to worry because we knew it would be massage time at Jasmin at 11am. I called in the morning to confirm our reservation, asked to be picked up at Olanro and then dropped off at Palms Villas..His response."of course".
Our massages were wonderful - a reward for our long bus rides - 75 minutes - 2100Rp = $14.
Arriving at Palms Villas was like coming home - big hugs from Auntie and Sonny. Gerry walked in and, of course, had to give Jim a hard time.
A bit of lunch, some pool time and a nap - it was really what we needed to recharge. We met an Irish couple in the pool who had been traveling around SE Asia for quite a while. Having experience in the bar trade, they were looking to set up a guesthouse in SL but just not sure where. Gerry and Theresa...good luck to you!!!!
We came out for dinner and June had come on duty at 2pm...again hugs from her. As soon as we walked out, the power went out and stayed out for about an hour. That was something that we had experienced throughout Sri Lanka - though it usually didn't last for that long.
Lights on - dinner and of course, cold beers and then it was off to bed. Our flight to Singapore doesn't leave until 11am so no early morning for us tomorrow and we're very happy about that.
29 April 2017
Up, breakfast (one more of Aunties waffles and ice cream), finish packing and it was off to the airport with Tony, but not before our best wishes to the wonderful people we met in Sri Lanka. We're only half way through our trip. Singapore being our next stop. We're very excited to see what the next three weeks will bring.
.......I generally hate "good-byes" and this departure is no different...so it's "until we meet again" which I sincerely hope will be soon.
The three of us, Brenda, Jim and myself, feel that Sri Lanka is definitely a special place. We found that it's people, though still recovering after having suffered through years of war and a devastating tsunami, are warm, lovely people. Guesthouse owners have gone over and above to make sure that we enjoyed our time with them. Sri Lanka is beautiful from it's beaches to it's mountains. Jim made every effort in attempts to try every version of Curry Rice that Sri Lanka had to offer...and I'm not sure, but I think he succeeded. We would like nothing more that to return to this wonderful country, see areas that that we missed due to time constraints and maybe, just maybe, more rice and curry for Jim.