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Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 12th 2017, 11:23 am
Replies: 11
Views: 522
Posted By Rubydo

Re: Sporting Autobiographies

Not strictly an autobiography but there's Michael Parkinson's book Muhammad Ali a memoir may be a decent read - about his interviews with him
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 11th 2017, 10:53 am
Replies: 102
Views: 4,074
Posted By Rubydo

Re: Early August escape

The Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawala is really well run and they are very well looked after and free roaming with loads of space. They are taken for a bath twice a day and babies bottle fed...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 11th 2017, 10:08 am
Replies: 102
Views: 4,074
Posted By Rubydo

Re: Early August escape

This could have been my holiday ha- same apart from didn't do NE! Absolutely loved the elephants in Pinnawala and bathing them and feeding them. Also stayed at galle face hotel
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 11th 2017, 9:24 am
Replies: 102
Views: 4,074
Posted By Rubydo

Re: Early August escape

https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g297895-d3613160-r229581930-Sea_Turtle_Protection_Association-Bentota_Galle_District_Southern_Province.html

Think this was the turtle sanctuary we went...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 11th 2017, 9:20 am
Replies: 102
Views: 4,074
Posted By Rubydo

Re: Early August escape

Denghy or something it's called- which can be really harmful. I get bitten loads and have just been there 2 weeks in the jungle areas too and as long as you have repellent then u r all good
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 11th 2017, 9:19 am
Replies: 102
Views: 4,074
Posted By Rubydo

Re: Early August escape

[QUOTE=Scamp;12291587]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...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 11th 2017, 8:48 am
Replies: 102
Views: 4,074
Posted By Rubydo

Re: Early August escape

I'd say it depends where u go and what u want to see and do but yes it's not for everyone
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 11th 2017, 8:37 am
Replies: 102
Views: 4,074
Posted By Rubydo

Re: Early August escape

Agreed, curry any time of the day is ok with me
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 11th 2017, 8:00 am
Replies: 102
Views: 4,074
Posted By Rubydo

Re: Early August escape

Sounds bliss- bentota is lovely too, went 2 years ago and stayed at the taj
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 11th 2017, 7:15 am
Replies: 102
Views: 4,074
Posted By Rubydo

Re: Early August escape

[QUOTE=Scamp;12291507]Going this week. Can't wait.

Ahhh nice where abouts u going?
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 11th 2017, 6:58 am
Replies: 102
Views: 4,074
Posted By Rubydo

Re: Early August escape

There's a lot of Muslims there- it's a strange set up, not sure why the ban tho!!
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 11th 2017, 6:42 am
Replies: 102
Views: 4,074
Posted By Rubydo

Re: Early August escape

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...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 11th 2017, 6:20 am
Replies: 102
Views: 4,074
Posted By Rubydo

Re: Early August escape

Adding to this- I know you said you were going away Thursday it's just the first part that's thrown me?!
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 11th 2017, 6:12 am
Replies: 102
Views: 4,074
Posted By Rubydo

Re: Early August escape

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...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 11th 2017, 5:43 am
Replies: 102
Views: 4,074
Posted By Rubydo

Re: Early August escape

Ok maybe I'm just lazy then :rofl:
I've just been to Sri Lanka for 2 weeks and id class that as travelling around- stayed and visited 6 places
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 10th 2017, 2:44 pm
Replies: 102
Views: 4,074
Posted By Rubydo

Re: Early August escape

Ah nice sounds like a good plan although probably too old for travelling now haha.

I'll take your word for Naif :unsure:
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 10th 2017, 1:26 pm
Replies: 102
Views: 4,074
Posted By Rubydo

Re: Early August escape

Yeah think it was wrong place wrong time and u r right about putting the demons to bed and will eventually go back as I do want to visit the islands.
Never heard of that area of Dhabi and don't...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 10th 2017, 1:05 pm
Replies: 102
Views: 4,074
Posted By Rubydo

Re: Early August escape

I totally agree with it happening just about anywhere but unfortunately it's hard to not think about it if travelling there again. Like I said before this incident happened on day 2 of a 2 week...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 10th 2017, 11:28 am
Replies: 102
Views: 4,074
Posted By Rubydo

Re: Early August escape

I would love to go to HK and wouldn't be put off with the Bangkok issue- I am very reluctant to travel to Thailand again tho which is pretty annoying as most places look stunning - just been put off...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 9th 2017, 12:19 pm
Replies: 102
Views: 4,074
Posted By Rubydo

Re: Early August escape

Yeah they literally come out of nowhere. I appreciate as tourist we can probably be annoying and pissed up idiots but still no need for it when we are the ones actually spending money there!
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 9th 2017, 10:41 am
Replies: 102
Views: 4,074
Posted By Rubydo

Re: Early August escape

Yeah we should have left straight after being asked to get off the car. Granted shouldn't have lent on it but doesn't warrant a beating in my opinion.
Hey ho- we had an amazing day on khao san road...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 9th 2017, 9:47 am
Replies: 102
Views: 4,074
Posted By Rubydo

Re: Early August escape

Police don't want to know! We struggled getting a taxi to a hospital as they won't get involved.
We literally were just eating from a cart thing and my friend lent on someone's car whilst doing so-...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 9th 2017, 9:04 am
Replies: 102
Views: 4,074
Posted By Rubydo

Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 9th 2017, 8:46 am
Replies: 102
Views: 4,074
Posted By Rubydo

Re: Early August escape

It's really nothing funny but quite serious- basically the 4 of us me being the only female were beat up with wooden bats! Was a great start to a holiday- black eyes and swollen faces- joy
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 9th 2017, 8:28 am
Replies: 102
Views: 4,074
Posted By Rubydo

Re: Early August escape

I had a bad experience in Bangkok! Granted I was on the backpackers street but it's defo put me off Bangkok as a whole
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