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Sri Lanka,Galle

Crazy fort jumpers

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Finally,it's my turn to have the blog (Sophie here).

We arrived in Galle and spent most of our first day sleeping and getting used to the humidity...its soooo hot! After a good nights sleep we ventured out to have some breakfast (Jason fancied some food at last). Galle is made up of an old fort and inside its walls there's peace,boutique shops & hotels,art galleries and beautiful restaurants so found a lovely balcony cafe overlooking the sea to have some food. We have discovered we love the fresh lime juices you can get out here,so refreshing.

We then spent the day wandering around the fort,browsing the galleries and shops and stopping for the odd drink or two. As soon as you leave the fort walls you are in the hustle and bustle of real Sri Lankan life;markets,local fisherman,tuktuks,lots of smiley faces. The local people are so friendly and smiley,they just want to say "hello" and smile to greet you. We were relaxing on the fort wall,where there was a refreshing cool sea breeze,when a young group of teenage boys came over all smiley and giggley. All of a sudden one of them had jumped off the fort wall and into the sea below...it looked so dangerous. They asked Jason to take photographs of them and he got some great shots of them mid-air. The locals have all been very welcoming so far.

This evening we headed back into the fort to get some food and followed the music. There's the start of a music festival here by the Galle cricket ground;although officially it doesn't start until a couple of days time. It was a bit odd really; lots of young lads dancing,some people boxing in a mini arena with no clear winner and I felt like an alien being ginger and luminous white. Jason made a couple of local friends and they offered to buy him beer (although he declined because he's sticking to his teetotal Sri Lankan trip).

Back at the guest house now and gonna get an early night because heading to mirissa beach early tomorrow morning.

Overall,Galle is well worth a visit and would recommend to anyone for a couple of nights stay.

Posted by bloorsontour 10:26

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You've sold it to us! X

by Debra findler

"They just want to say "hello" and smile to greet you" Bet they've never seen a real ginger before! Glad you're having a great time. Keep up the blogging. x

by Tom

It sounds wonderful. Xxx

by mutsi

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