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We got up, went to swim to the beach but it was too wavy so we went to the pool. Before jumping in, Shantha, one of the hotel workers, came to us crying asking if the van had AC, because the "Madamme" was being an asshole to him! I was so shocked that I was "racist" and for a second thought he was the taxi driver, and told him "don't you remember we asked you to turn it off because it was too cold?".

Long story short: The Finnish couple were mad because they payed 50€ per night, and the AC in their room was broken, the pool was green, and they lost a day of their week vacation in a van. To what Michaella said: "at least you had AC". So the finnish went mad and told her it was warm in the car (which was in the beginnin). And Michaella tried to blame someone else: she swore the 400 jeeps thing is recent, that she called... Who knows.

The super nice staff guy took us with his tuktuk to the bus station, and he tells us they told her we should have been at Yala at 6! And kept saying "Madamme small problem big problem" when we asked what was wrong with her, which quickly became the sentence of the week. When we arrived to the bus station we saw our bus leaving, and he overtook it and stopped it, so we jumped in, just hanging in the door with our bags for a couple stops until we could put our bags in the trunk. We arrived to Udawalawa to our 5€ room, which was simple but clean and the host, a really interesting guy, cooked dinner for all the guests and organized safaries for the next day.

Sleep: Jungle book

Published: 24 February 2018, by susana

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I travelled to Sri Lanka with Alex, and spent December 2017 and January 2018 there. We travelled with our laptops and worked in the afternoon and/or evening, so we had time to see a lot of places, but took it slow.

Entry 8 out of the 20 from this trip

December 2017