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So, I made it, within my 40kg baggage allowance that was set for me by my better half rather than the generous folks at Emirates... With a 7.30am flight from Dubai on Friday morning we decided to stay at Le Meriden near the airport on Thursday night...let's just say that the hotel felt more like a motel in all respects...which is a shame with all of the amazing hospitality and F&B offerings that Dubai has, but anyway, we were there for a total of 7 hours with a 5.15am pick up on Friday morning so there was no cause for concern...in fact, it was a Godsend...we emerged from the hotel for our pick up to find it was raining, which in the UAE is, well, rare...

Fast break
Fast break

Picked up, dropped off, checked in, a healthy-ish breakfast, and we are in the air and on our way to that small exotic island off the southern coast of India...Sri Lanka...and I am so excited...

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Planey

Only an hour or so into our journey, I am catching some well needed beauty sleep after such an early start...Matt treated me to some lovely gifts from inflight duty free while sleeping beauty was in the land of nod...he really is the sweetest man...it just goes to show that when I am talking to him about contouring or strobing he is taking some of it in...

We land at Colombo at around 2pm...the wall of humidity and unmistakable smell and feel of being in the tropics hits us as soon as we disembark the plane...we are greeted by the friendly man from Amanwella at the arrivals area and escorted to our waiting car...

Three hours later after a drive down to the south of Sri Lanka, the road cutting through the lush green of tropical jungles, along bumpy roads hugging the coast and beautiful white sand beaches and a few bustling sensory overdoses passing through southern Sri Lankan provincial towns (complete with two elephants cooling themselves off in a roadside pool), we turn off the windy road and onto the Amanwella road...we arrive at the resort which is serene and totally stunning...a very lucky girl am I...

Elephants small
Elephants small
Amanwella
Amanwella
Aman
Aman

Our first morning starts late with the sound of the waves crashing on the beach just outside our room...we have a healthy breakfast overlooking the pool and what can only be described as the most beautiful beach paradise you could ever hope to see...

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poolwella
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A lazy day has been spent by the pool...a few drinks, some lunch at the beach and a total recharge of a day...

I can feel more of the same tomorrow coming on... #immaclife

Piper x

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