HELSINKI – COLOMBO – BERUWELA

17 Jan

OUR CHRISTMAS EVE STARTED AT THE HELSINKI-VANTAA AIRPORT´S FINNAIR LOUNGE….

WE WERE READY TO FASTEN OUR SEAT BELTS  AND CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS EVE , OUR ENGAGEMENT ANNIVERSARY AND MY LOVE´S BIRTHDAY UP IN THE AIR….AND OF COURSE THE START OF OUR VACATION TOGETHER!!!!

SO WE THOUGHT…

WE HAD BOUGHT COMFORT SEATS FROM TRAVELING AGENCY  AURINKOMATKAT (FOR EXTRA 200 EUROS PER ONE WAY /PER PERSON), JUST TO MAKE SURE WE CAN COMFORTABLY ENJOY THE FLIGHT, WATCH MOVIES AND SLEEP…..

WELL IT DIDN´T QUITE GO LIKE THAT….

IN OUR CASE , MY TV WAS ON …..LIKE ON THAT PICTURE, BUT DIDN´T WORK AT ALL, YOU COULDN´T WATCH, LISTEN OR DO ANYTHING WITH IT…THE WORST PART WAS, THAT THE FLYING ATTENDANTS COULDN´T EVEN TURN IT OFF….IMAGINE SITTING 10 HOURS THIS NEON BRIGHT BLUE LIGHT FRONT OF YOUR FACE….NEITHER OF US COULD SLEEP OR ENJOY THE FLIGHT, IT WAS A TOTAL DISASTER….I DON´T RECOMMEND BYING THOSE COMFORT CLASS SEATS WHILE FLYING ON A CHARTER FLIGHT….

AND I DEFINITELY DO NOT RECOMMEND AURINKOMATKAT AS A TRAVEL AGENCY TO ANYONE!!!

THE SERVICE IS POOR AND THE PEOPLE WORKING IN THE ORGANISATION ARE DOING EVERYTHING ELSE BUT SERVING THEIR CLIENTS APPROPRIATE WAY, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU DO RECLAMATIONS.

IT TAKES TOO MANY PEOPLE, TOO MANY PHONE CALLS AND  E-MAILS FOR THEM NOT TO FIGURE OUT AND UNDERSTAND THE  POINT  OF THE MOST SIMPLE RECLAMATION, WHICH IS TO RETURN THE MONEY FROM A DEFECTIVE PURCHASE……LET´S SEE HOW MANY MORE MONTHS WE HAVE TO WAITE FOR A SOLUTION……

I HAVE SEEN ALL SORTS OF THINGS, BUT NEVER ORGANISATION ,THAT DOESN´T REALIZE THAT COST EFFICIENCY IS QUITE RELEVANT, TIME IS MONEY AND CUSTOMERS ARE THE ONES KEEPING THEIR BUSINESS ALIVE ??????

SO HAPPY TO SEE THE GROUND….

AND TO LAND SAFELY TO COLOMBO, THE CAPITAL OF SRI LANKA….

AFTER 10 HOURS FLYING AND 4 HOURS SITTING IN THE BUS… LUCKILY OUR DESTINATION, LITTLE FISHING VILLAGE, BERUWELA AND THE HOTEL WAS A SUPER-POSITIVE SUPRISE….WONDERFUL  AND COLORFUL SURROUNDINGS, NATURE AND  FRIENDLY PEOPLE!!!


POOL AREA WAS RIGHT BY THE BEACH, NICE AND NOT OVER CROWDED….PERFECT FOR US!!!

WE DECIDED TO GO VISIT THE LOCAL FRUIT AND VEGETABLE MARKET WHICH IS HELD EVERY MONDAY…

YOU GET AROUND THE  EASIEST WITH TUK TUK, SINCE THE ROADS IN SRI LANKA ARE IN TERRIBLE CONDITION AND EVEN SHORT DISTANCE TRIPS CAN TAKE FOREVER….

IF YOU ARE THINKING OF GOING TO BERUWELA TO SHOP TIL YOU DROP AND PARTY HARDY, YOU ARE HEADING TO WRONG DESTINATION. THERE ISN´T ANYTHING FOR A SHOPAHOLIC OR A PARTY ANIMAL.  IT´S A PERFECT PLACE TO REST AND EXPLORE DIFFERENT CULTURE AND NATURE, FOR PASSIONATE PHOTOGRAPHERS, PEACE AND NATURE LOVERS AND OPEN MINDED TRAVELERS THAT UNDERSTAND THAT LUXURY CAN BE DIFFERENT IN DIFFERENT PLACES….BERUWELA IS A SPECIAL PLACE WHERE TOURISM HASN´T DONE IT´S HARM YET….

MY TRAVELING ATTITUDE THAT WORKS EVERYWHERE :  ` THINK GLOBALLY, ACT LOCALLY`AND REMEMBER TO KEEP YOUR EYES  AND HEART OPEN TO EVERYTHING NEW AND DIFFERENT, YOU WILL SEE , FEEL AND EXPERIENCE MORE  IN YOUR LIFE…..

I ENJOYED ALL THIS EYE CANDY AND TAKING PICTURES OF ALL OF THESE BRIGHT COLORED EXOTIC FRUITS, VEGETABLES AND FISH. …SO LOVELY, HOPE YOU ENJOY  MY FRUITS AND VEGGIES PICTURE OVERLOAD AS MUCH AS I DO…

AND THE STORY CONTINUES…..

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