05.02.2012 - 08.02.2012 28 °C
Day 128: Unatuwuna, Sri Lanka 05/02/2012
We have breakfast at the place that we stayed, which takes over an hour to turn up. Get a tuk-tuk to Unatuwuna, the next town/resort over, which is lauded in the book as THE place to go for backpackers and independent travellers blah blah blah. We arrive and soon find a really good room (2 double rooms, a huge bathroom and a kitchen/balcony area) that we are able to negotiate a price of about 8 quid a night for. Bargain.
Our sunburn is causing us some serious grief today so we head to the beach to see what is around. The beach is very busy, with lots of bars and hotels on it and is also quite small. Lots of families and people on package hols it seems, not so much of the rough and ready backpacker scene we had been told to expect by the Rough Guide.
Have a drink at a beachside cafe and some sea turtles come and swim right in front of us. Skype, pick up a takeaway and have a nice evening on the balcony of curry and pasta, cards, uno, books and bed.
Day 129: Unatuwuna, Sri Lanka 06/02/2012
Wake up this morning and we are both really struggling with sunburn. Generally feel a bit shitty and both have coldsores. Kids, this is the cost of not looking after yourself in the sun. Let this be a lesson to you! I walk to the chemist and get some stuff to help us. Pick up a load of fresh fruit for breakfast and we spend the morning reading on the balcony. Get the laundry done at a place with a resident British guy. He is about 60, has tats and piercings aplenty, long hair and lives there for six months a year. Quite a life!
Another takeaway dinner and another quiet evening on the balcony.
Day 130: Unatuwuna, Sri Lanka 07/02/2012
Wake up still sore from the sunburn. Lips and skin seem to be worsening. Argh.
Go for a walk. Lunch at the 'Roti shop', which is nice but a bit overpriced. Walk down to the baker van we saw drive past earlier and have some treats. The town is heaving with locals today due to it being full moon. Another lazy afternoon, a bit of time online (we learn that Gemma's mum and sister are coming to see us in Thailand) and have another cheap, good meal on the balcony.