December 2013

Galle Fort

Galle Fort

Galle Fort. This Dutch heritage fort saved lots of lives in the tsunami disaster 2004 in Galle. There I also met an old official tour guide, which were going to retire 2 weeks from that day and whose family became good friends with mine + my bestfriend🙂 Around this fort area, there are quite a lot of old buildings and museums. The view is really nice, I can spend time reading books here. But it’s freaking hot. Don’t forget your cap/hat and put on sunblock!

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What you can see along the fort

What you can see along the fort

An old building they still use

An old building they still use. And there are quite a lot more if you’re a fan of Dutch colonial architecture

Another day we rented a van together with some other friends to Handunugoda tea plantation. On the way there we stopped as we saw the traditional fishermen were fishing.

Traditional fishing

Traditional fishing

This is how to pick virgin white tea leaves

This is how to pick virgin white tea leaves

The tea factory. One of the oldest in Sri Lanka

The tea factory. One of the oldest in Sri Lanka

The tea house. Wrong focus? Not really. I loved the flower :P

The tea house. Wrong focus? Not really. I loved the flower😛

You can enjoy different kinds of tea they offer, with complimentary home made cake

You can enjoy different kinds of tea they offer, with complimentary home made cake

In the Tea Museum, where you can taste different kinds of tea and buy some souvenirs

In the Tea Museum, where you can taste different kinds of tea and buy some souvenirs

Our next stop was a herbal garden. It was a package with the car rental. You know… they give fee for the drivers if you buy something. Well, I bought a quite expensive saffron face cream, which was not so suitable for my face though it’s not dangerous or anything like that.

Then we go to the Jungle Beach. Last time I went with my bestfriend to Una Watuna beach by bus and walked to Jungle Beach. Una Watuna is nice for family swimming. It’s huge and has some entertainment, like kayak. Jungle Beach is more for party people. It’s narrow, with bars under the tree and loud music. Sorry can’t find my Jungle Beach pictures.

The Galle main bus station looks like

The Galle main bus station looks like

Una Watuna Beach. At the end of the beach you can find a huge temple

Una Watuna Beach. At the end of the beach you can find a huge temple

on the way to Jungle Beach from Una Watuna

on the way to Jungle Beach from Una Watuna

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