SRI LANKA COLOMBO and NEGOMBO
Day 8 Negombo -Colombo tour
After breakfast, we left for Colombo and Negombo city tour. It was a half day tour. We went to the Dutch Hospital that has been converted to a shopping center. We shopped around and then went through the different buildings, places. We also went to the Independence day Park. Also saw the White House of Sri Lanka, Twin Tower, Parliament, Tree of House-Prime Minister House, International Conference Centre. We then went through the government buildings, convention center, and other important landmarks. Later we left Colombo to Negombo. At Negombo we saw the Dutch canal. Negombo is city of churches and a fishing village. We had buffet lunch in a Shironis restaurant with limited dishes(170 LKR per person) and reached the hotel.
For dinner, we walked till the main road (which itself is half km) then took an auto to pizza hut. Had paneer tikka and vegetarian pizza and then also went to dominoes had garlic bread (my favourite) from there. We never get these Indian themed pizzas in Bahrain so this was our opportunity to eat them.
Then we walked back for around 20 minutes to the hotel.
Day 9 Lunch Airport
We had breakfast and were enjoying the sun, trees and the Lagoon. The hotel was a calm and nice place except for the ants inside the room, the lizards outside the room, ants on the dining table in the restaurant.Later we packed our bags and checked out the hotel. Our driver took us to Shasha’s restaurant which is closeby. We had lunch there. Then we left for the airport. At the airport we bid goodbye to our driver cum guide and thanked him with a big tip! He was very courteous and took us to many places that were not part of the itinerary. All we paid him was the for Horton Plains trip and the big tip. We had a direct flight from Colombo and we have many times had a stopover at Colombo airport while travelling in Sri Lankan airlines. So roamed a little and took the flight