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At Galle Fort and being spiked

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large_5550_12779030725079.jpgThe Galle Fort wall.
This morning I took the bus down to Galle [Galle-travel-guide-584422] (pronounced “Gawl”) which is less than half hour away. Things are very cheap here ... the bus ride is about USD0.20 and meals are less than USD1 each.

Galle has an old Fort dating back to the Portuguese, then Dutch then British era. There are about 400 houses, churches, mosques, temples and commercial/government buildings in the Fort in various states of repair and disrepair.

Back in Hikkaduwa [Hikkaduwa-travel-guide-585386] in the afternoon, I learnt from two Dutch girls that they had their beer spiked with drug at a neighbouring guesthouse. They were hallucinating badly. They couldn't work out the motive ... whether it was for their money, for sex ... or so they could be reported to the cops in exchange for a bribe. Hey everyone, make sure your drink is opened in front of your eyes!


Posted by alexchan 17:00 Archived in Sri Lanka

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