Weekend in Galle

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. 

 Era Beach hotel

Era Beach hotel

 Welcome fruit juice

Welcome fruit juice

 Its stormy. It's currently off season in the south.  

Its stormy. It's currently off season in the south.  

 That sunset though! 

That sunset though! 

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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! 

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 The beginning of a delightful full English breakfast! 

The beginning of a delightful full English breakfast! 

To the next beach stop to go swim in the ocean! 

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 Post ocean coconut water hydration  

Post ocean coconut water hydration  

The Closenberg hotel

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Basically a super cool place for a wedding  

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 Lahiru looking super relaxed. Owning a business is hard work! 

Lahiru looking super relaxed. Owning a business is hard work! 

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 Some quality Northern time in a corner of the pool.  

Some quality Northern time in a corner of the pool.  

It was a pretty fabulous two days!  

 Cows by the highway.  

Cows by the highway.