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April 5, 2010

Galle – dutch fort at south coast

Filed under: travel — Tags: , , , — mat @ 6:30 am

Galle, huge fortress built by dutch conquerors and taken over by british troops in 1756. Great walls to protect Sri Lanka from the south from indian and other pirats. One of the first places where bargain starts, may be over 2.000 years ago. But now it’s a spot for tourists and young guys show cliff jumping for one US $. Crazy. Actually we wanna have breakfast at Pedlars Inn as recommended by travel guide book but it was still closed. So we went to new city, did our business (exchange TC, bought some stuff at local supermarket and some food and fruits) and took the local bus back to Unawatuna. Traveller mathematics goes like this. Tuk-tuk is 300 rupies one way. Bus is 50 rupies both directions. We saved 550 rupies and can go for another chillin cup of coffee :)
Here a outlook from the walls
And one more pic for my german buddies…

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