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it’s not all about chocolate..

living in a country where Easter is the most sacred observance in the Greek Orthodox faith a number of customs are carried out which makes this time of year a very special time. Today being Holy Thursday is the day … Continue reading

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Having arrived in plenty of time 

for the train to Galle a few minutes before it was due we were informed to change platforms. Arriving as the train pulled in we were greeted with huge smiles and waves from the train driver as he came to … Continue reading

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Even a trip to the post office

Is a totally chilled experience here. No queues or flashing counter announcements just smiley ladies to help. The post office in Hikkaduwa is at the far end of town on the Baddegema road. Word of caution, if sending a package … Continue reading

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Having got a little braver

we’ve been using the local bus service to get about and every journey is a bit of an adventure to say the least. Staying close to the main bus station we’ve found it easy to just jump on the next … Continue reading

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an abundance of fruit and vegetables

are readily available here, the daily markets are incredible and we’ve got into our morning visits. There’s a daily market at the end of the main Hikkaduwa road that is open all day and on Sunday’s there’s a general market … Continue reading

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Having lived out of a bag 

On our past visits we decided this time to base ourselves in Hikkaduwa, south west of the island and within easy reach of Galle that was another favourite place. Hikkaduwa has a long stretch of beach which is popular with … Continue reading

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When planning to leave the island

In the winter time it’s always best to allow a few days grace due to the weather, if it’s too blustery then the boats are unable to leave due to the conditions in the channel between Paxos and Corfu. Our … Continue reading

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