We arrived safely in Sri Lanka.
I am always amazed at the different levels of Visa requirements in each Country. In America, it’s a nightmare. It’s the same in all European countries. Well in Sri Lanka it’s about paying $ 40 (R 600), you can do that upon arrival, easy.
The point of this Travel is to go surfing and spend less than $35 (R 500) a day. Everything is reasonable in Sri Lanka
We spent two nights near Airport in Colombo. R 820 per night for 7 of us. Our day we spent taking in some of the local scenes. Tuk-Tuk down to the Beach. Filthy dirty, but interesting to see how the locals enjoy the beach. Watched a couple of Fisherman draw a net. Weren’t successful with their catch.
Obviously, we had a couple of meals at the local restaurant if you can call it that. The food was very good. It’s where the locals will eat. Even had curry for breakfast.
The third day we spent travelling to Hikkaduwa. We rented a Bus for 7 of us and ten Surfboards. Hikki, as known, is 140 km away from Colombo travelling south. It only cost R 1300. Cheap I would say.
Found accommodation online. I bought a Sim Card on arrival R 140 for ten gigs valid for a month. So I am connected. We had to split the group as it’s difficult to find accommodation for 7 of us. I am staying right on the Beach for R 600 per night. Yes, it’s more than budget, things will get cheaper as the main season passes.
Surfboards got damaged on the plane. The most amazing thing is Matthew has the whole incident on video. It happened in Dubai. Can wait to share with Emirates. Usually, they are so good.
Surfed on arrival. We don’t need a crowd with seven of us we are a crowd. Waves are nice and mellow. Norman had a field day on his Longboard. Lots of OH and Ah’s from us.
Slept like a baby.