Tag Archives: Colombo

Tour of the South & Centre with LSR; Day 1, from Negombo to Hambantota

The expressway from Negombo to Colombo would surprise many who think Sri Lanka is all congested roads, lorries battling for space with three wheelers, cows, crowds, crowds and more crowds. Instead what you’ll experience if you’re driving in from the airport is a two lane highway almost free of traffic, like a movie showing 1950’s motorways in Britain before many people had cars. Then we hit Colombo and all that ends, temporarily, as we negotiate the busy roads of the city. Here you’ll find the congestion, the stereotypical controlled chaos. I…

The Taj Samudra Hotel, Colombo

Before we go into details, here’s a short film that I made on arriving at the hotel. It’s not meant to be a glossy film showing the accommodation at it’s best, just an honest first impression on what the average visitor might encounter on arrival. Location - The Taj Samudra is located facing Galle Face Green, a few minutes walk from the seafront, a 5-10 minute taxi ride from Fort Railway Station or any of the central bus stands and an hour’s taxi ride from the international airport. If you want…