Last Day in Sri Lanka: Colombo

Last Day in Sri Lanka: Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka (B)

We arrived in Colombo the night before our departure by an express, air-conditioned bus from Matara, near Mirissa. The journey took only 4 hours or so and the new highway was quite nice and smooth. What I found most amusing was of course the big info boards telling drivers to be aware of peacocks. Wow! I didn’t see any though.

We arrived in Colombo at around 8 or 9 in the evening and were tired by then. The city quite reminded me of Kathmandu. We took a tuk-tuk and went to our friendly host’s apartment. Later we went to a nearby restaurant where I was helped by the locals there with the language as the restaurant people didn’t speak any English. One man started chatting up with us and seemed intrigued. He turned out to be quite friendly, such a change from people in touristic areas that we had met who were only after money.

On the next morning, we packed our stuff and went straight to Fort Railway Station. Our plan was to drop our bags in their locker room, do sightseeing for the day and go to the airport for our departure to Poland at about 9 in the evening. It was already very hot and humid at 9 in the morning. The lockers were old-fashioned but reliable (so I read and was told and experienced) so we left everything except electronics, cash and travel documents in our backpacks and went off for sightseeing. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Last Day in Sri Lanka: Colombo
Guide Location: Sri Lanka » Colombo
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Pooja Gautam
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Fort Railway Station
  • Galle Face Green
  • Seema Malaka Buddhist temple
  • Pettah Bazaar