Our trip to Sri Lanka was lovely, rewarding and peaceful. We have been happy and we hope you will get the same feeling when you watch our video. We have collected 30 days in 9 minutes. Hope you like it and give us feedback on it, since its our first video ever. And to our new friends that we met, hope to see you guys soon again! Love. ♥
We had not slept so we were very tired when we got the call from the reception, they told us that it was time to leave and the van was waiting. Our last hours here in Sri Lanka was on the road and on the airport.
It took about 30 minutes to get to the airport with the a/c van on the highway and cost about 3100Rs/153SEK. When we got to the airport we walked a bit, watched some souvenirs and ate sandwiches. Then we check'd in, our flight to Dubai were we had our connection flight was at 02:00AM. We departed from Dubai at 08:30AM and had a nice flight home with Emirates, the view from the plane was amazing.
We almost forgot to tell you about all the souvenirs that we bought, we did buy loads of tea in pretty boxes from Ceylon but also black tea from the family at Laly's Homestay. Since we really love elephants we also bought that, and inscense sticks, a happy golden buddah statue and loads of magnets for our fridge.
This trip have been amazing, we have made many new friends in Sri Lanka and we can't wait to share more amazing photos with all of you! Hope that you have enjoyed our blog and Thanks for all the response we have got during this trip!
We got home to Sweden at 04.00PM. Back to reality, to the cold and snow. We hope to get back to Sri Lanka soon.
Today we had our alarm on half past eight. So we could have a early breakfast, our last one in Hikkaduwa. Had some breakfast, packed our bags, chatted with the family at Laly's Homestay, the mother in the house braided Emelies hair and after some photos together we said goodbye. We wanted to take the train to Colombo from Hikkaduwa, that costs about 230Rs/12SEK. But we got the info that small a/c buses from Hikkaduwa to Colombo costs about 270Rs/14SEK. So we thought that we could have that luxurys this day.
The bus took almost 4 hours. When we came to Colombo we jumped of in Bambalapitya and walked by the Galle Road to Shrubbery Garden rd. On that road there was three places to stay, two hotels and one guesthouse. We asked at the places how much they toke for two nights, looked at the rooms. The greenlands hotel was not good for 2500Rs/124SEK and the guesthouse was full. So we had to take Hotel Sunshine, that one was very good. For 5000Rs/278SEK a night we got hot water, television, a/c, roof fan and comfy beds, that was the first time on this trip that we had all of that luxury.
When we got the key to the room we did rest for a bit, then took a hot shower and later we did go for a food hunt. We where so hungry so we went down to the mall Majestic City and had a meal. In the basement of MC they had all kinds of resturants.
How to find Laly's homestay (1000Rs/50SEK night) in Hikkaduwa:
I think it will be possible to find from the road soon, but at the moment there is no sign. If you jump of the bus in Thiranagama and walk on the beach towards Hikkaduwa town you will se a place were they sell coconuts on the beach as you can se in the picture bellow. This is where the beach is wide, not small.. like where the resturants are.
If you walk up there and straight up in the "jungle" on a small road you will come to the homestay. If some one on the beach asks you where you are going dont tell them, if you meet the wrong person that person will say to the owners of the place that they should ern some %-Rs because they got guests because of that person.