Nov 2018 trip report

Adrian writes:

Some feedback (in no particular order) on your excellent guide which we used for our recent trip to Sri Lanka

Trincomalee Naval & Maritime museum was displaying no information re the Hermes etc attack. The Commonwealth War Graves Comm cemetery north of the town was, as is customary, immaculately kept and repays a visit.

Nilaveli At Jungle Beach Resort north of Nilaveli we were privileged to see at dusk a small herd of wild elephants approx 200 metres up the beach.

Kandy The train journey from Nanu Oya to Kandy was divine.

Nuwara Eliya There are 2 new hotels. We stayed in the Green City Hotel which is big and appears to accommodate large coach parties.

Galle Mention could be made of Fort Dew, a guest house with a roof top cafe/restaurant on Rampart Road. We used Galle Fort Walks (p573) and would recommend them for some unique insights into the Fort. The guide did insist on sharing some personal anecdotes, but displayed a colourful and knowledgable talent.

Yala National Park Our early morning game drive through Palatupana Gate was very disappointing. The drivers/guides imparted no information and seemed to be intent on clustering together. Consequently, the tracks were noisy and somewhat crowded. Anecdotal evidence suggested that late afternoon drives were more productive.


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