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Normally, there is so much you can explore in Srilanka. But we wanted a relaxed long weekend tied to a beach-resort, and we wanted to save the exploratory mode for a later date.

Booked flights, sorted VISAs, zeroed on the resort, packed bags and off we went to enjoy the sun soaked beach in Srilanka. This particular resort had a lagoon as well, but we chose our room sea-facing but to our dismay we could only hear the divine sea shores as the beach was some 100-200 mts away and slightly downwards (am guessing to avoid cyclone havoc). I guess if we had a room slightly above in terms of floors, perhaps we could get the view – this resort mostly had private cottages.

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This nice looking view otherwise had some coffee tables for the evenings, but who wanted this when we had the beach to relish. It was not bad though.

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It was serene.

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The first floor where normally food was laid for all guests, you can catch the glimpse of this beauty called BEACH.

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And what should I say about this…. pure love. Salt induced love in the air. Golden beach. And distant horizon. Yes, you can now drown in dreams.

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I swayed for sometime on the hammock dreaming…and occasionally looking at the sky.

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And to soak in completely, and remain hydrated, I had something to drink too, yes, by the beach. Sounds so much fun. No? It was πŸ˜‰

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Please do not judge me by my plate, after a lot of swimming, and walking around, I was tired and lazy to fetch myself a second or later helpings, yet wanted a bit of everything to taste srilankan food, so got it all.. & It was delicious. Though I would not classify hotel /resort food as authentic, I would really wish to taste local delicacies in homestays, cooked by home cooks. None the less, it wasn’t bad and gave us an idea of what and how locals ate. I feel, it was quite similar to food from Kerela.

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Some local sweet …stuffed with coconut

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I don’t know why they are called string hoppers, but they were my favourites every breakfast morning!!! Yumm!!

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To offer a glimpse of cultural dance, the resort did organise a folk dance. That was sweet.

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The palm trees were a saviour in the sunny and humid weather.. On a separate note, whoever is reading this, please save trees or plant more trees and make it green around you. The earth needs it so much and so does human beings.

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Such a beauty

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I tried to distract and read a bit…, the idea of book by the beach is a poem to me.

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Srilankan currency – interesting graphics of ethnicity.

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And how exotic the beach looks by the sun downing. No?? I fall in love every time looking at this. πŸ™‚

Hope it was worth stopping by my reviving blog :p

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