Colombo Journals

3 Days in Sri Lanka

An April 2006 trip to Colombo by JEFFGLENNTX

Hilton Colombo Photo, Colombo, Sri Lanka More Photos
Quote: A brief business trip to Sri Lanka
Hilton Colombo Photo, Colombo, Sri Lanka
A very nice hotel with eight restaurants, a nice pool, workout room, and two bars—including a British–style pub. Connected to World Trade Center, you never even have to leave the hotel. Awesome Sri Lankan food in the Orchid restaurant.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 25, 2006

Hilton Colombo
2 Sir Chittampalam A Gardiner
Colombo, Sri Lanka BUSINESS C

Gem Museums


Invariably, you will get tricked into going to a gem museum. It is a pain to not really have a choice—your taxi driver, guide, or "friend," will just turn in one. They are actually sort of interesting because they show you how the gems are mined (still by hand), and they also show you a mock mine. Then comes the high pressure sales. Buy something if you like (bargain with them), otherwise don't feel obligated. They are just salesmen, and I personally don't feel like I'm hurting their feelings. You of course will be their first customer of the day, so they will give you great bargains to cast good luck on the rest of their day—B.S.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on April 25, 2006

Gem Museums
Throughout Colombo
Colombo, Sri Lanka