After a great start at Galle, I was now heading deeper into Sri Lanka but keeping to the coastline. To take me to my B&B in Mirissa, I took a tuk-tuk all the way from Galle which took about four hours including the photoshops (lots of it!) and a swim at Jungle Beach.
Driving me to Mirissa was Sampath from Danu Travels & Tours – fluent in English and knows the sights along the way, even those ones that you have to cross private property to see a stunning beach! He was driver, tour guide and historian all rolled into one! Some members of his family have perished during the tsunami in 2004 and he told me about that day on 26th of December.
Here are the places I went to along the way:
Buddha Temple not far from Galle
another Buddha Temple – you can’t wear your slippers or shoes in here so you need to brave the burning tiles
The Jungle Beach where both locals and tourists go for a dip
a secluded beach which has powdery sand and turquiose waters
another sprawling coastline where they do fishing on stilts (the fishermen were out for lunch when we came)
another stretch of really fine white sand, so white that it makes the water look more of a baby blue hue, the catamarans are also lined up along the coast
Sampath (tuk-tuk driver) – +94 774 067 442 | email@example.com
Note: photos are all raw and unedited. Yes, they all look that good!