Hi guys! So here's my first blogpost about Sri Lanka or let's say about my first impressions and a little background story. I had to work the entire week before my vacation and I was getting sicker and sicker every day. It all started with a little headache and a sore throat. And then, one day before my flight was leaving, I got the badest cold ever. I felt so extremely sick that I could't go to work and ended up at the doctor's waiting room instead. The doctor took a blood sample, gave me different kind of medications and told me he would call me in the evening to tell me the results. I slept the whole day long and I already felt better in the evening, but I was still a bit worried about my upcoming trip. In case of an bacterial infection I would have needed to stay at home and take antibiotics. But thankfully it was only a viral infection, so I packed my suitcase and headed to the airport the next morning.
The two flights were very stressful for me and I couldn't really breathe during both of them due to the air conditioning. But I had a safe flight and all of my luggage arrived at my final destination, so I can't complain about it. A friend of my mom picked me up at the airpot in Colombo and we drove to the hotel, where my mom and her friends were staying. It was about 5 in the morning when I arrived and as you can imagine, I was super tired. And I really tried to get some sleep, but I was very jetlagged and the others already got up for a morning yoga session, so I decided to stay awake and have breakfast instead. After that, we headed to a local and organic fruit and vegetable market. The next stop was at the Galle Face Hotel in Colombo, where we had drinks and a super delicious lunch by the pool close to the ocean.
We stayed at the hotel until it was late afternoon and most of the people of our group had to leave to the airport to catch their flight back home. Only a few of us had booked a longer stay in Sri Lanka, so we took a driver to the South West of Sri Lanka. After two more hours we finally arrived at our hotel, the Royal Palms Beach Hotel in Kalutara, where we stayed for the rest of the week. The building was very big and not so much down my alley, but I was super happy to have finally arrived at our final destination. The only thing I wanted to do was to take a shower, have a quick dinner and to go to bed. And that's what I did. After being awake for more than 30 hours, I ultimately fell asleep. xx