Early August escape

Old Jul 11th 2017, 6:42 am
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Just buy from the airport or alcohol shops and take it with u! We did during eid- they were serving at the hotel but had to keep hiding your bottle! So I transferred rum into a cola bottle and just ordered colas
Also probably because I'm a right Yorkshire lass
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Why the liquor ban? Sri Lanka isn't a Muslim country?

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Old Jul 11th 2017, 6:58 am
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Why the liquor ban? Sri Lanka isn't a Muslim country?
There's a lot of Muslims there- it's a strange set up, not sure why the ban tho!!
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Slightly confused here- u r going to Sri Lanka or have been? Of going where u off to to chill out?
I loved travelling round but by the end just wanted to relax and sunbathe! Yes I know I can sunbathe here but just was ready for a break after exploring ha.
As for the drinking- managed to do that whilst travelling around too just got a little set back when bars were closed from 2-5 every afternoon! In hotels it's not the case but else where was!
Going this week. Can't wait.

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Nothing wrong with going somewhere to just chill.

That's what I though. Travel snob *****.

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I wasn't aware at all, thankfully the Poya day for July has gone
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Old Jul 11th 2017, 7:08 am
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Why the liquor ban? Sri Lanka isn't a Muslim country?
Nothing to do with Islam - it's a Sinhalese Buddist holy day as is every full moon
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[QUOTE=Scamp;12291507]Going this week. Can't wait.

Ahhh nice where abouts u going?
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Ahhh nice where abouts u going?
Bentota I believe it's called.
5 days of sweet motherfudging fudge all but beers, cuzza, pool and kindle.
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The Islands of Thailand are beautiful....but I would definitely give this one a miss!!!!!

Thailand's 'death island': fatalities prompt corruption concerns

I'll second that. Seriously strange place.
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Bentota I believe it's called.
5 days of sweet motherfudging fudge all but beers, cuzza, pool and kindle.
Sounds bliss- bentota is lovely too, went 2 years ago and stayed at the taj
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Sounds bliss- bentota is lovely too, went 2 years ago and stayed at the taj
Taj in Bentota is great. If you're staying there you really should try the egg hoppers and curry at breakfast - an excellent way to start the day
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Taj in Bentota is great. If you're staying there you really should try the egg hoppers and curry at breakfast - an excellent way to start the day
Agreed, curry any time of the day is ok with me
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SCAMP i thought you were going to Japan in Aug?
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for some reason sri lanka just does not appeal to me - i think it has to do with some friends who visited and didn't really rate it.
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for some reason sri lanka just does not appeal to me - i think it has to do with some friends who visited and didn't really rate it.
I'd say it depends where u go and what u want to see and do but yes it's not for everyone
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Sounds bliss- bentota is lovely too, went 2 years ago and stayed at the taj
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Taj in Bentota is great. If you're staying there you really should try the egg hoppers and curry at breakfast - an excellent way to start the day
Thought about the Taj but even being one of their 'Gold' members it was just quite pricey for what is meant to be a cheaper, chill out holiday.

Might go see some turtles and would love to go to a good tea plantation but not if they're 5hours in a car away.

Anyway, might go for dinner. We are staying at Centara somethingsands down the road....which was cheaper because we are going to....

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SCAMP i thought you were going to Japan in Aug?
...which is so bloody expensive for hotels!
Just finishing the planning for this as we speak.
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