My friend Lahiru phoned me up Friday afternoon and excitedly told me he booked something for the weekend, we got local pricing, it seemed worth it, something about a beach, and was that ok. Unfortunately even though my friend's english is just fine, it's a little hard to understand him on the phone without body language to back it up.
It turns out we were going to Galle, a lovely beach town with a historical fort in the south of Sri Lanka. We would we going with his wife, Ósk, and his childhood friend, Himali, would I would be sharing a room with.
We stayed at a lovely little boutique hotel in Talpe called Era Beach by Jetwing. It was a bit stormy the first night but cleared up the next day when we went out to swim in the ocean and pop by the Closenberg hotel for curry lunch and enjoying their infinity pool.
We went out to meet one of Lahiru's friends for drinks and dinner (we had some very adult and serious conversations about art at her house first). We popped by a sort of lifestyle shop/bar called The Living Room on our way. Very OTT and the servers looked a bit uncomfortable in their deep V shirts but it smelled really good!
To the next beach stop to go swim in the ocean!
The Closenberg hotel
Basically a super cool place for a wedding
It was a pretty fabulous two days!