Galle

by Julia Laporte April. 13, 2019 465 views

Located on the southwestern coast of the country, Galle is a small old fort town popular with tourists. It has many boutique shops selling local handicrafts (including many mass-produced items staged as handcrafted), countless restaurants and even more jewelry stores. It’s a quaint little area that is easy to explore and walk around. The heat, on the other hand, was the downside that we were not prepared for. We did not have to be active to be struggling with it and our respective drenched state. The fact that there were power cuts several times a day which deprived us of the luxury of fans and AC did not help. Trying not to let the weather get the better of us, we still managed to explore the fort and its surroundings, including the peace pagoda. After having stayed for three days, we were looking forward to some more moderate temperatures and rain in the central and hilly parts of the country.

The entrance to the fort

The entrance to the fort

My husband watching an army exercise

My husband watching an army exercise

Local girls going for a stroll

Local girls going for a stroll

View of the fort from the Peace Pagoda

View of the fort from the Peace Pagoda

Local youth cooling down

Local youth cooling down

The daily coconut delivery

The daily coconut delivery

Peace Pagoda

Peace Pagoda

View of the fort from the Peace Pagoda

View of the fort from the Peace Pagoda

I liked the shapes and colour contrast

I liked the shapes and colour contrast

View of the inlet from the Peace Pagoda

View of the inlet from the Peace Pagoda

View from the Peace Pagoda

View from the Peace Pagoda

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Greg Blaney 2 years ago

Julia, I really like your street scenes. Looks fairly peaceful by comparison to previous stops on your journey. The overhead wiring does not instill a sense of confidence, however.

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Julia Laporte Replied to Greg Blaney 2 years ago

Yes, it has definitely been a change in atmosphere. The overhead wiring was a thousand times worse in Ho Chi Minh City! smile

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