There are plenty of television shows modeled around the ideea of Holidays From Hell. However none of them yet have use dthe sobriquet Horror Hotel, which is just as well because it is a real place in Sri Lanka.
After getting off a long flight, and hitting a wall of humidity and rain, we were happy our can was taking the most direct route to Columbo. The place resembled a warm version of Rusholme rather than a paradise island, but then I have never been in a monsson before. Anyway, two miles from the airport, on the main road, we came across the first real sign that we were not in downtown greater Manchester.
“SEX TOURIST: COME FOR HOLIDAY – END UP STAYING IN HORROR HOTEL”
Alongside painting of someone who looked a bit like a world famous science fiction author looking disconcerted behind bars which looked like it had lousy room service. It was a wonderful hello to a country where we had no intention of sex tourism, but liked to see hardline issues dealt with in such a flippant style.