Arrived in Sri Lanka late afternoon. By the time we had reassembled the bikes, changedoney and bought a sim card in was gone 6 and pitch dark putside. Leaving the airport we were hit by the fantastic smells of the tropical garden in front of the terminal and were blown away with the warmth of the people. We cycled north to Negombo, then south on a strip of land between lagoon amd sea to find a guest house or site to potch the tent. Happened upon a rather luxuious newly built hotel on the lagoon. Too expensive for us at $270 dollars, we opted to have a beer on their terrace and charge the phone. Slept in the tent on land above the beach.