Kitulgala is a small town set in the countryside of Srilanka. Although I would prefer calling it a beautiful modern village based on the infrastructure and the lifestyle of the majority population. It is 5 hours away from Colombo and only if you make a conscious effort to avoid the rush hours of the city (starting from 7 a.m) you shall be rewarded and your travel time may reduce by an hour or so.
For us choosing between the hassle free commute and the complimentary breakfast was definitely the most difficult decision that had to be made, but we remained loyal to our love for jams.
Strawberry and Traffic.
On our way we were accompanied by tropical rainforests, light showers and picturesque scenery of the locals going about their daily lives. A long scenic drive and a few episodes of food coma later, we finally managed to reach our resort in Kitulgala where the river facing, open air rooms were ready to be our humble abode for the upcoming 2 days.
Husband Jee decided to join the last white water rafting trip departing from the resort while I enjoyed settling down in the serenity of the surroundings and having a cup of tea after putting Noorain to sleep.
A sleeping baby and a plate of french fries..what more could a momma ask from life 😊😛🍟👩👧 ……. Not to forget the breathtaking view from the room. 😍. And that “tauliya” in the background is brought to you by “husband jee” 🙋♂️ just to add homely feels to the picture. Dont forget to appreciate it because its the thought that counts 🤣 ……. More about this not so perfect vacation in kitulgala on the blog today ….. LINK IN PROFILE
He returned from white water rafting an hour later and I felt nature had taken away my full grown workaholic husband and given me an over stimulated drenched kid in return who could not stop reminiscing about his experience for the rest of the evening.
His adrenaline rush only made me more excited about my experience and I signed up for the first trip that was to leave for white water rafting the next day.
We slept to the sound of the crickets buzzing and the river gushing and now when I look back the day seems like a perfect personification of the calm before the storm.
Come back next week and find out more about the perfect beginning to our not so perfect vacation.