After 30 days in India, I went to Sri Lanka to rest. Yes, to rest!
I took SriLankan Airlines for the first time. Great service and great food which I did not expect to be served for this short flight. There were plenty of movies/tv shows/music to select from so I sure got entertained well for 3 1/2 hours flight.
I arrived Bandaranaike International Airport around 10pm. I was picked up and a big surprise when I arrived to my reserved B&B which is 5th Lane House in Colombo. A huge room with huge bathroom and a bath tub. It can’t be any more relaxing than this.
I was in this place for 3 nights. Since there is really not much to see in Colombo, I spent most of my days and nights in this room. Watching online or soaking in the bath or both! The breakfast included was quite nice too. It just felt perfect after traveling for at least 5 months.
I did a little walk in the city and saw nothing interesting. LOL!
I transferred to Colombo City Hostel. I thought I’d like it but I didn’t. The place is too hot not to have AC. The fan was too dirty to blow air. I don’t think the value for money is good. I stayed one night and left with a couple from UK.
We decided to stay in Negombo which is near the airport since we were all just waiting for our flight out.
The beach is not clean so we went to Rani Beach Resort and rented their swimming pool for 500 LKR for the whole day.
Beach is always nice for sunset though.
I stayed in Colombo Aiport Luxury Hostel for couple nights.
I paid 650 LKR per night. No AC but it wasn’t too hot in the room downstairs.
There are two lovely ladies running this place and they were like family to me during my 3 days stay.
Here, I also met 3 Chinese travelers. We had good seafood lunch together.
Brad, Hollie and I decided to go to Lords Restaurant Complex on our last night. This being number one on tripadvisor, we saved the best for last. (At least we were hoping!)
After we ate, we got to have free fish spa. 🙂 They said they fed us so we feed their fish in return. LOL!
The food was great and so was the service. We even met the owner Martin who approached us while in the premises. I’d say they definitely deserve their rank!
Sri Lanka is an island and since I am from the island of the Philippines, I did not bother to go somewhere else because I’ve been to beautiful beaches in my own country. It was nice to set my foot in Sri Lanka though. 🙂