16 January 2016

Sri Lanka 2015/2016

My Sri Lankan heritage is something I don't appear to have spoken about here before... Which is surprising, because it's something I'm really proud of. My Granddad (Mum's dad) is from Sri Lanka and we call him Siya, which is Sinhalese for Grandfather. Before this Christmas, I had only been to Sri Lanka once when I was 10 for some friends wedding so, after my exams, I was really excited to go because it had been 10 years since we last went and because we were all older we would be able to do more when we were there. The last time we went we spent the majority of the time in the pool in the hotel because we were young (my sisters were 7, 3 and 3 and my cousins were similar ages). Though we did do a three day trip up into the highlands which was good fun. We did a similar thing this time but we spent a lot more time seeing family and friends too rather than going to the hotel pool.

We were staying with Siya in the house he had built which was lovely. It was big and spacious and very close to the hotel we stayed in the last time we went which is where we went this time to swim.

Siya's house

The hotel we went to was The Blue Water which I would highly recommend. It's a beautiful hotel and the staff are extremely helpful and friendly. From what I remember from the last time when we stayed there the rooms were lovely too, but I was 10 then so I didn't really pay much attention to it, I was more interested in the pool - which was great too!

 The Blue Water hotel pool

The first full day we were there we spent most of the day at the hotel pool which was a lovely relaxing way to start our holiday after a long time traveling to get there. It's only 11 hours in total, but when you factor in waiting times for flights and time differences it adds up to about 24 hours... And travelling is exhausting at the best of times! I spent the majority of the first flight watching Bridge of Spies which I really enjoyed (might do a post on that later) and then on the second flight I read The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss which is the sequel to The Name of the Wind both of which I loved and can't wait for the next book in the series (again, probably more on that later).

Because we did so much in Sri Lanka I'm going to split up the posts into days or according to the kinds of things we did. I will warn you now, the majority of these posts will be photos! Here's some from the first day:

More to follow soon!

Image and video hosting by TinyPic
Follow my blog with Bloglovin

No comments:

Post a Comment