After spending a couple of days around Mirissa, we back-tracked to Akurala, about 10 km north of Hikkaduwa. Roh and I had found an awesome little guesthouse right on the water, for an awesome price, so we went to chill there for a couple of days.
The guesthouse was ok. Nothing to rave about, and the beach was literally metres away. They even had an adorable little puppy for Gypsy to befriend. It was a lovely couple of days. Swimming in the morning, sightseeing in the afternoon, followed by another swim and playing with the puppy in between. Oh, and of course, hammock time!
We visited the Tsunami photo museum and the Tsunami memorial. It was both heartbreaking, and, actually it was only heartbreaking.. This is now the 3rd Tsunami affected country we have visited, and every time it just really drums home how fragile our existence really is. We need the water to survive. Yet, the water can also take our lives without prior warning. It was a very humbling museum - comprising only photos, newspaper articles and drawings by school children affected by it. But pictures speak a thousand words, and we left saddened but hopeful for the future of Sri Lanka - they really have recovered so well.
The Bajaj Family!
Follow us as we drive around Sri Lanka in our bajaj (tuktuk) named Kevin, with a baby seat strapped in the back!