HAPPY 2016! I hope you guys had a great time celebrating the start of a new year! I have so much in mind for 2016, and I’m going to do my best to achieve the things I’ve planned! So, here’s to a great adventure!
Speaking of adventure, I’ve been traveling around the island a little to get the most out of my stay before I head back to the States one last time for college! One of the many places we visited was Galle. I went with my brother and parents, into the heart of Galle Fort (Southwest of Sri Lanka). It was a day trip so we walked around the Fort, had a few drinks, dinner, and then walked some more (all the while taking countless photographs). It was a great time to be with my family as we all have busy schedules and rarely do we get the time to enjoy a day/evening together.
We walked aimlessly through the streets for a couple of hours and popped in to a few shops. The talent is obvious in many shop-owners around there. From the beautiful water colored paintings to hand-sewn clothing, they bring out a lively image to the Fort. Not to mention, the plethora of colors the sea reflects adds even more life to the area.
As the day gave into night, we headed into The Living Room by TPV for drinks on Lighthouse Street. The place wasn’t very roomy, but that’s what was so beautiful about it. The small bar was decorated from ceiling to floor with countless little objects and trinkets such as lamps, paintings, lights, and even a few plants. The place also houses a one bedroom apartment for anyone interested in staying over. The entire ‘room’ gave a rustic feel, with a soft yellow glow from the garden lights.
After a couple of drinks and some laughter, we decided to head to Pedlar’s cafe for dinner. Unfortunately, however, we had stayed out too long that we couldn’t find seating. So instead, we grabbed a quick bite at a nearby cafe. We were more interested in the company of each other as opposed to the food, so it was a quick in and out dinner before we got back out on to the streets. We walked a little more, as the roads were emptying and the lights started to illuminate the streets. It was absolutely beautiful.
I’m sitting here in my room, a couple of days before I leave, and I wish I could have stayed longer to do more, to see more, and to be with everyone who matters to me. Much like anything though, things don’t last forever. The trip down south to Galle is definitely one for the books (and blog), and I’ll be back soon to visit beauty of my island.