Sri Lanka – Day 1 – Arrival in Colombo and heading to south

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Sri Lanka – or former known as Ceylon – an island where I got a lot of responses like „I’ve heard it – but where is it?“ was our home for some days in August 2015. To be honest, as I have still a lot of places around the world I gonna visit, Sri Lanka was not priority no. 1 for this year. Pushed by a fluke, we finally decided for this trip only a couple of weeks ago and were also lucky, that a good friend of us joined as well.

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So, pretty good flight from FRA to CMB directly within about 10 hours, also lucky with a night flight, a couple of red wines and some Wodka Martini later, we arrived 4:50 am in Negombo Bandanareike International Airport. Like many Asian countries, when get off the airplane, even at 5 am, you walk against a wall of 30°C temperature and incredibly high humidity.
Here we are!

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So after immigration, we took a driver to head down towards Hikkaduwa beach – as it was still dark, we had our first sunrise in Sri Lanka with sea view 🙂
So on the pics you can see around the text, you’ll find our first breakfast location – on the seaside.

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The Awanhala Beach Restaurant is a pretty nice place for some food – even if they weren’t prepared for a breakfast, they delivered a healthy, well tasting breakfast.

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No people, especially no tourists, no one to share the beach with. Looks ready to lie down and relax…

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Also some Mangroves you’ll find here

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Pretty nice decoration, partly used some rubbish which came across the sea

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Day 1 was a very long day, therefore I will split it into different posts. But as you can imagine, this was only one third of the way we drove to south – update will come soon.

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