Sri Lanka – Local Style Ahangama

Sri Lanka – Local Style Ahangama


Ahangama town music the beach villa was in between Ahangama
to the west and Midigama to the east and right along the main road so we
walked both ways and of all the places we stayed in sri lanka this was our
favourite area the accommodation was not our favorite but the location was
awesome at Ahangama we stay at Cove beach house music is where we stated since been renamed
several times to Ceylon villa Ceylon beach house as of today so who knows it seems like they’re either trying to avoid some bad reviews that came in or something they keep rebranding I don’t what the purpose of that is but it has been renamed several times since the people that host it were nice
the room was extremely Spartan and it was the most expensive place we stayed on the trip so we were expecting like really an intimate hosting experience
you know based on the cost because we really stayed at some nice places and
the cost of the other places where it was quite reasonable this place was very expensive and our room was a wooden bed that was high and uncomfortable there
was no refrigerator in the room it was like you know if we wanted water
we had to like walk through their house and go and find the kitchen and requested the breakfast was like a piece of toast and a piece of fruit it was really super spartan and I felt like we were paying a lot of money for nothing and it was inconvenient because it was right on the road and they have this big gate and
every time you had to come and go to do anything go to the beach you had to walk
along the road and they locked you out you know they didn’t give you a key and
then when you came back you had doing bang and ring a bell and sometimes there
was someone there sometimes there wasn’t and then someone had to like find you
and you might have to wait ten minutes it was pretty much like a hosting
screw-up it was not a good Airbnb experience hello we are at The Cove in
Ahangama in Sri Lanka we just came from the Jungle
beach so let’s see the beach here it’s really nice but I can’t open the door
here so I have to go to this door because the lock is like so high for me
to reach here but it’s really nice because we can hear the wave here from
the window here well the place was nice actually it’s a big place and the room was big
but it’s nothing in there it’s just a bed in the bathroom and the bathroom sucked it was super dark and uncomfortable and
it smell it was like mildew the view was nice right on the beach
but you couldn’t really get to the beach from the villa yeah you have to walk they have like
some kind of secret pathway to get there but it’s just so like low and he’s gonna
hit all the leaves walking to the beach so we just walk out from the gate on the
back through the road to get to the beach but that was easier yeah walking
on this secret pathway to the beach was sort of like Gollum in Lord of the Rings
like going through a cave like you were literally crawling on all fours behind a
hedge of sharp like prickly bushes that were poking you and the rocks were all
sharp and uneven in dangerous and slippery and if you slipped you were
literally gonna kill yourself and it went on for like 300 meters like that I
mean it wasn’t like a short little thing our hosts were nice people they need a
lot of hospitality training if they’re gonna run a true bed-and-breakfast experience that a couple the guy was a white guy and the girl was Sri Lankan her dad was there at the time and her dad was a lovely man and he was the nicest part of the villa
because we got to talk to him and he was extremely friendly and knowledgeable he had traveled and he was much liked the fact that he just happened to be there he was the host realistically like had it not been for her father being there I
would give him the complete thumbs down the beach there was okay
the visibility wasn’t great and there was a really really powerful rip
currents so if you went out just a little too far it would literally just pull you somewhere we don’t know where how far but you definitely didn’t want
to get stuck in it I’d say the snorkeling was not great visibility not being great and there was a lot of rocks Jammy wound up getting sort of pushed up
onto the rocks because the rip current sort of sucked her into up and hit like
that little cave and she basically couldn’t get down you know it took her a
while to like navigate around it was not the best place for snorkeling so you know if you’re planning on staying around you know Ahangama Beach area
and looking at that Cove for a snorkeling probably not the best place we were so impressed that town it was super local there were a lot of
restaurants a lot of shops really local style we just enjoy that area so much it was like really very little tourist activity around people were passing
through it but no one was stopping there they were all on their way to Marissa
basically so there was buses full of tourists going by nobody’s stopping
there and it was really awesome dealing with just local Sri Lankan people music very very friendly super super cheap
prices on everything like unbelievably cheap if you wanted to buy textiles like
you know a beach rap or something it was very cheap and the food was super
delicious and almost unbearably cheap it was really a good experience for sure Hi we just came here for lunch I don’t know what’s the name of the restaurant because we just walked pass and
everything’s probably gonna be a nice view so we ordered rice with curry and vegetable noodles so wanna see how does it
look like so this is rice this is some kind of green beans lentils
I don’t know what’s that but things with it potato and we get some
kind of chili paste here some kind of spicy stuff that’s good and it’s just uh chicken nuggets for the dog our dog friends hey one more honey no mr. dog no I knew one it is like alright if you
insist okay you I’ll name you
you are Sam this dog is so like calm and when the cars were going by he is barking and
chasing away from us it is so funny no when you try to cross he’s just like try
to cross with you wow look at these noodles oh my god looks so good this is vegetable noodles
they’ve been good
buddy no everything is so big we’re
gonna have really big lunch but it’s I really like it it’s so big. I know everything is so big we’re gonna have really big lunch but it’s okay yeah you take some rice okay let’s start with some of these lentils and geen beans potato I’m gonna let you test everything and I decide what I want and some kind of mysterious green stuff let’s taste it hmm green bean’s good lentils’s good green stuff’s pretty good too they’re pretty good should try it and I like this spoon for noodles look at
it this one just tastes like fresh and green something green this one tastes like
like don’t we know it’s indian food has a little heat to it behind the
sweetness this one’s really good
try green bean green bean’s also so good they’re all spicy though yeah this lentil will encouragement some
real eat that’s following it comes on very sweet at first green beans how’s it like the green bean tastes like pesto bean good when you walk around town if you
get so tired of walking you can just take tuk tuk back yeah it took took her
everywhere they’re cheap and they’re friendly and they seem very dependable
we took them a few times the guys were all really nice and no one trying to
scam us or charge us anything ridiculous on that note if you need to travel
further and you want to get anywhere we discovered very quickly that the taxis
suck the taxis are expensive and one of them didn’t show up on us at all like we
booked it and it just didn’t show up which was really uncool because we had
to check out and we’re just like sitting there waiting you know the the way to
travel if you’re going by car is to get to pick me up pick me up in Sri Lanka it
is awesome the pick me drivers are much more
dependable the price is like 1/3 what the taxi charges and just an all-around
better experience that car is gonna be nicer everything so it’s very much like
uber or Grab wherever you know you might be in the world it’s basically
that but it’s called pick me and it’s the way to go if you have to travel say you
know farther in sri lanka and you don’t want to take the bus or the train we learned to be careful when you walk on the street all those buses when day drove
their kamikaze buses they go by ah 200 miles an hour and if they’re just
leaning out of the lane a little bit they will like practically run you over
so yeah be careful the raising bus music

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