SRI LANKA Day 3 – Galle

Welcome to day 3 of our Sri Lankan adventure. If you enjoyed Day 1 & Day 2, well there is more! See the summary below.

Day 3 – Galle
– Left hotel at 9 am
– Turtle Farm
– River/Mangrove Tour
– Buddha Statue 
– Moonstone/Gem Factory
– Dutch Canal
– Galle Jewelry Street
– Skills fishing (missed)
– Head home, dinner on the way @ KFC
– Arrived hotel @ 10 am  

Turtle Farm @ Arun & Aman Turtle Conservation and Research Center

Entrance Fee – 1000 Rupees (27-30 AED)
Tip – Expected 
 Kokobear holding a  5-kilo turtle.
 Sri Lanka has 5 out of 7 (in the world) species of turtles.

Our 1 and half drive started at 8:30 am, arrived at the Turtle farm and started holding/carrying turtles of different shapes and specie. According to our guide the world has 7 types of turtles and 5 of them can be seen in Sri Lanka. It took us less than an hour in this place and moved forward to the next destination. 

River/Mangrove Safari 

Entrance Fee – 2500 – 3000 Rupees (30-65 AED)
Tip – Expected 
Part of this cruise is a stop over in one of the fish spa along the river, cost 150 rupees per person.

It took us more almost 2 hours to travel this very wide and long river/sea connected to the Indian Ocean. We owned the small boat with our guide/boat driver. We stopped over in some islands and the most interesting was the Cinnamon Island wherein we were able to see how the oil and powder are prepared. It was sunny & cloudy and we are facing the sun all the way!  This activity is actually the cause of our sunburns. 🙂

Buddha Statue en route Moonstone Factory

Entrance Fee –  Free
Tip – Not needed. 

It’s a big and white Buddha statue standing in the middle of a small river with a bridging one point to the other. This can be seen as we proceed to the next attraction.  

Moonstone / Gem Factory

Entrance Fee – Free
Tip – Not needed, but maybe buying a stone/jewelry will make them happy. 
A raw moon stone it is. Actually they also have other precious stones…

It was a holiday so there were few workers in the shop, a lady showed us some of the stones they get from the hole moon stones were popular in the site but they also have other precious stones such as amethyst, sapphire, emerald and more. After the tour, they will show you’re their shop and you can start your shopping 🙂

Dutch Canal and Galle Jewelry Street

Entrance Fee – Free
Tip – Not needed. 
 The canal is overlooking Indian Ocean… strong waves and big rocks right in front of this deck.

The canal and Jewelry street are back to back, in front is the Dutch Canal where you see the Indian Ocean and a beach front where many people gathered, this day was a holiday and so the area which is considered to be as a park as well is full-packed. We took some shots with the light house and then go back to the street of Galle where you see a long line of gem and souvenir shops. We stopped at one burger shop, a gelato shop and a tea shop. Chilled out for some time before returning to our car. 

We missed Skilled Fishing; it was past 5:00 pm when we arrived the place. So we just do the U turn and headed back to the city. Along the way – since we’ve been craving for a Western food, we’ve asked our driver to look for KFC and lo and behold, we found one!!!  
We’re home at 10:00 pm. 
This day was short and sweet but I enjoyed it like the past 2 days too. Try checking out SL Day 1 and SL Day 2 blogs too!

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Social media has highlighted many #RelationshipGoals photos and videos. In a recent blogpost from one of the bloggers I follow – Kryz on ThirstyThoughts , she wrote an open letter to the millennials… inside that blogpost are beautiful photos of her, but then what happens behind the scene is something not many know. . . which makes a superficial/shallow #hashtags of #WhateverGoals!

In this blog post, I have asked some friends of what are their #RelationshipGoals (in all aspects) many have seen it but only 2 brave souls were keen enough to give me a respond. So here are 3 #relationshipgoals + explainations (I have added mine too.)

Read on!

#1. Watch the moon and stars while doing a back float.

There is a challenge of trust in floating, while both eyes away from one another. A feeling of serenity; talking each other while looking to the moonlight and sparkling stars. Indeed, will relax to the depth of both souls. – Rei Moises (Visit her blog on MsPoetRM.)

#2. Understand.Love.Talk

Dapat mag intindihanay kmu mga duwa kng anu problema nga duwa histrayahan para indi mag lab ot sa away, kag mg palanggahanay kmu nga duwa. J (You should understand each other. Whatever the problem between the two of you, you should talk over it and avoid getting  into a bigger fight and also you must love  each other.) – Rhoda Chavez

#3. Serve in God’s Vineyard.

Whether in church or in a Religious community like CFFL/CFC-FFL (CFC Foundation for Family and Life / Catholics for Family and Life) – I believe every couple (boyfriend-girlfriends/married ones) should allow themselves to grow spiritually in the content of serving God. Inside a community you will surely know your strengths and weaknesses. I can vouch for that.– JM Kayne

Hope this list inspires you (whether single or in a relationship) – make sure you tick off these #RelationshipGoals or #RelationshipBucketlist!

How about you? What’s yours?

Sharing more of your #RelationshipGoals soon.

God bless!