On Monday 28th March we took a bus from the main road at Hikkaduwa, these go very regularly, every 5 to 10 minutes.  We paid 50 rupees per person to travel to Galle, which took approximately 30 minutes.20160328_091028We arrived at Galle bus station, this was a very obvious stop when we arrived.  We then walked to the Fort area of the town, which you can see easily past the famous cricket ground.20160328_094143

20160328_094955We wandered down the beautiful narrow roads and found Cafe Punto for breakfast, which we would highly recommend. There was a choice of western or Sri Lankan breakfast, unfortunately we were too late for the Sri Lankan, so had the western for 550 rupees per person.  Breakfast included pancakes, fruit platter, Sri Lankan omelette and a pot of tea.  The food was delicious and was very good value in Galle, which we found was a bit more expensive.20160328_110708

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20160328_103733Once we had finished our breakfast we asked in the Fort Printers Hotel whether we could leave our rucksacks there, to which they agreed.  We were very grateful as it meant we could explore the town without carrying our large bags. 20160328_111006In the fort area there is a lot to see, we walked around the beautiful old walls, which have wonderful views and great photo opportunities.  The lighthouse is positioned along the wall.IMGP1180

IMGP1174We saw most of the key sights in the town including the old library, church, mosque and Buddhist temple, but it was also just a lovely place to wander round.IMGP1186

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IMGP1207In the heat of the midday sun we decided to visit the Martime museum which is in the old Dutch Warehouse, an amazing old building.  This cost 710 rupees per person and gives an interesting insight into the marine history of the area.20160328_115928We found a delicious ice-cream pitstop for the afternoon at Dairy King where we paid 250 rupees for homemade ice-cream.  They had amazing flavours such as cinammon, passion fruit and lime.IMGP1191

20160328_132746Once we left the fort area, we walked into the modern part of the town, which is much busier.  We were able to see Green market (Dutch Spice Market), this gave us more of an insight into local life in the area.IMGP1220

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IMGP1212We then made our way back to the bus station to continue our adventure on towards Weligama.