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Sri Lanka

Visiting my Native country

One Week in Colombo

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Sri Lanka is our native land. Most of our relations still live there. Sri Lanka has and will always have a special place in our heart. We have been travelling to different parts of the world, but visiting Sri Lanka is special. It is like coming home.
My youngest daughter Malisha was invited for her best friend's wedding to be one of the bridesmaids. The young couple , though living in Australia, decided to have their wedding in Sri Lanka. It was a good enough excuse for us to plan a month long trip to Sri Lanka.

booked our flights through Emirates leaving Sydney on the 29th of December and returning to Sydney on the 26th of January.
The flight to Dubai was a very comfortable flight. Emirates always serve good food. The only complaint was that the flight was too long taking 14 hours.
Our connection from Dubai to Colombo got slightly delayed. We arrived in Colombo airport around 3:30pm.

We normally stay in Cinnamon Grand Hotel when we are in Colombo. This time we decided to make a change and stay in a rented apartment. We booked a three bed room apartment in Emperor building in Colombo 3 for one week. Emperor building is one of the new apartment buildings next to the Cinnamon Grand hotel. The complex has high security, its own pool and a gym. In addition, you can make use of all the facilities that belongs to the Cinnamon Grand hotel. My daughter and her friend came to Colombo on the 26th to get ready for the wedding function. They have been staying at the Cinnamon Grand hotel. On the day we arrived in Colombo, they checked out of the hotel and came to our apartment.

We can recommend this apartment as a very good alternative to staying in a hotel. You need to book it for a minimum period of one week. The main advantage in staying in an Apartment is the privacy you enjoy. Most of the Emperor apartments enjoy good panoramic views . There are two private balconies. The kitchen is small, but has all the required cooking utensils. There is a short back path to the Cinnamon Grand hotel foyer . We can invite our visitors to the apartments or we have a second choice of inviting them to the hotel foyer. There is a small supermarket and a few eating places in the basement of the hotel. We can use them or we can order our food from the hotel.

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