Surf time

Trip Start Mar 25, 2010
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Trip End Feb 14, 2011


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Thursday, April 8, 2010

The train journey was fantastic, whole trip was right by the seaside. There were some sad sights along the way, with Sri Lankan coast lines being hit very badly by the tsunami there are still a lot of people in make shift shakes along the beach. It is so sad to think that they are still having to live like this and by all accounts this probably won't change any time soon!
We arrived in Hikkawuda after about 2.5 hours and found a great little hotel on the beach! They did however take quite a dislike to Andy!! He bartered with them for the room and then walked sand on their floor and he was wiped after that!! Andy was very excited as this will be his first surf and the waves were good, all the waiting around had been worth it!! We spent our time here just relaxing and swimming, a wee bit of shopping and a whole lot of surfing for Andy! It really is a beautifully coastline.
Lilly and Kush ended up coming down for a couple of days so we got to spend a little more time with them which was great. Had dinner and drinks and then the next day went out on a glass bottom boat, we saw huge turtles which was extremely cool. We said our goodbyes again and headed back to Colombo for our flight the next morning!
So we arrive at our hotel to an extremely rude man at the desk - and we all know I don't like extremely rude people!! He tried to say we had no booking I said we booked today on the Internet blah blah any way a porter took us up to a room and there was someone in their!! Poor porter almost died he went running down to get another key, we then settle into our room, only to receive a phone call from the rude man to say we must come downstairs we have not paid! So we went down and he proceeded to tell us we have to pay again there is no record of our booking, I am trying to speak and he is speaking over the top of me - again not a trait I like! I told him if we hoped on the Internet I can show him, he said we could at a charge of $7 - now this is expensive in Australia let alone Sri Lanka were we have been paying $1!! So the argument went on for about another 10mins and I am refusing to pay again, poor Andy was not sure what to say or do!! Then he finally says you can use the hotel computer - not sure why we couldn't have used this in the first place!! So I log in prove we have paid, he reads it for ages trying to find a problem and then says fine. No apology, nothing. I was so furious, I am sure anyone who knows me knows I would not have been hiding this!! It was a sad end, but that can be forgotten!!
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