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... br> But in the end what has made this trip special through southern India is not per se the places we have visited, but the (local) people we have met. We have fond memories of all the friendly encounters and short inquisitions of people on the street or at the train station: where are you from, what work do you do, how long have you been in India, of course all concluded with a head wobble. We say goodbye to lovely India, we’ll miss you…
... maybe at the Cricket Sixes in a couple of week's time in Hong Kong!
Before checking out we treated ourselves to the High Tea buffet in the Lobby. Lots of delicious treats and we ate far too much, of course!
After checking out it was time to make the trip back to the police station and Siri was waiting. What a palaver! At the police station the senior officer said that the report was done but he ...
... and AC rooms were the deciding factors. To be honest we had no real idea where we were going to end up and were just hoping the photos on the web would match reality. Plus we had no idea that the World twenty twenty cricket was on either!
When we left our guesthouse in Kochi at 6.30am on Monday 1st October, it turned out one of the cricket mad staff was also on our flight to go and watch India play. It worked out well as he ...
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As I am here for a month, I take the Monthly Plan for the dongle for my laptop (which I later find out, runs out by mid-month!). For my phone, I top up with Sri Lankan Rupees 5000 (US$ 38 at US$1 = SLR 131)
This done, we drive to my sister's apartment in Bambalapitiya (Colombo-4) District. Nephew drops me off ...
... mean, every single lotion and cream is skin whitening. I noticed that a lot of women have their bellies uncovered, but that seems strange because it is very disrespectful to have your shoulders uncovered in Sri Lanka. They don't use toilet paper in Sri Lanka (that's why they were handing out in the bathroom). They just use spray hoses that are next to the toilets, and sometimes in the public bathrooms, there are towels to wipe yourself off. We went to a spice garden, where we got ...
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Galle Face Court 2, flat 50, Colombo | 3 star b&b
- Shame about the construction!
- Great Location
- Worn out, but great travel desk