|The three-wheeler that got us to Negombo (CNB 2012)|
|The Golden Star Hotel (CNB 2012)|
|Nelli (a local herbal drink) is served at the poolside (CNB 2012)|
We arrived in the late afternoon and at around 6.15 pm, experienced another beautiful technicolour Sri Lankan sunset on a lovely stretch of beach, with swaying palms and friendly locals.
|The beautiful technicolour Negombo sunset (CNB 2012)|
|A sun worshipper (CNB 2012)|
|Friendly but shy locals on the beach (CNB 2012)|
|No prizes for guessing who! (MB 2012)|
That night, we were lucky because dinner was a themed affair. It was ... 'Sri Lankan Night', so the food and music was truly local.
|Musicians in batik (CNB 2012)|
|Thosai with sambols, yellow rice & fish curry (CNB 2012)|
|Spices of Sri Lanka (CNB 2012)|
Negombo, a charming fishing village cum coastal town, is much nearer than Colombo to the Bandaranaike International Airport at Katunayake. So if you fly into Sri Lanka late at night, or like us, have to take a very early morning flight out, then staying in Negombo is a good thing.
15-21 March 2012