First stop on our Sri Lanka tour was Amabalangoda, a rather small community with beautiful beaches just north of the more known Hikkaduwa. We had a fabulous New Year dinner at a local restaurant called Simple. The food was surprisingly delicious, and the setting was magical where occasional fireworks from time to time drowned the high pitched sound of crickets in the tropical darkness of the night.
A little south of Ambalangoda is Hikkaduwa, one of Sri Lankas many surfer's hotspots. The small town boasts a beautiful beach, a futuristic bus station, and for some reason an unproportional number of tailors.