Galle (Sri Lanka)


Merry Christmas!  I guess many people celebrated Christmas last night.  We do it in the English way and would be having a Christmas dinner this afternoon but this year we are going to be having our Christmas in Singapore after getting back from Sri Lanka.   My husband will be cooking Christmas Dinner on Monday.

昨日は、トゥクトゥクで1時間ほどのところにある Galle というところでお友達家族と待ち合わせてランチをしました。待ち合わせたのは Dutch Hospital (コロンボにもありましたが、ここにも)という元病院だったところを改装してお店やレストランなどが集まっている建物にある、A minute by tuk tukというカフェ。何か飲んでこのあとどこかでランチと言っていたのですが、そのままカフェでゆっくりとランチをし、街を少し歩きました。わたしは野菜のカレーとロティをいただきましたが、まずまず。夫のチリコンカーニピザのピザ部分はまずかったそうで、トッピングだけ食べていました。全体にまぁまぁ、という感じでした。


Yesterday, we met our friends in a cafe called “A minute by tuk tuk” in Dutch Hospital (shopping/restaurant mall) in Galle Fort.  We met them there for drinks and had thought we would go on somewhere else for lunch but ended up staying there to eat.  I had some vegetable curry with roti, which was OK.  My husband had Chilli Con Carne pizza, but the pizza base wasn’t nice so he just had the Chilli Con Carne part.  I think all in all the food was just OK.

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ゴールの街はなかなか良い感じの街並みでしたし少しオシャレっぽい雑貨屋さんや洋服屋さんもあったのですが、とにかく暑くて暑くて!コロンドボではお店にはクーラーが入っていたので問題なかったのですが、外は30度を越す暑さで、お店の中は風が通らない分外より暑くてショッピングを楽しむどころではなかったです。メインらしき道を1本だけ歩いて、The Galle Fort Hotel に入って(ホテルも冷房は入っていません)冷たい飲み物を飲んでしばらく話して、3時頃に解散し、またトゥクトゥクでホテルに戻りました。



After lunch, we walked a couple of streets of Galle Fort  The houses are Colonial looking and it was quite a nice little place, I would have liked to walk around more but it was just much too hot to do so.  It was exremely hot – over 30C – and there was no air conditioning inside the shops.  In Colombo I had no problem because the shops were air conditioned but in Galle inside the shops was even hotter than outside because there was no breeze.


It’s fun to take a tuk tuk – I can see how local houses and shops look along the streets (but my husband is too tall and cannot see out very much) – but it’s quite tiring to ride it for an hour.


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