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... than a street stall. Galle definitely appealed to my creative side. More bus Karaoke as the group cruise into Colombo, Sri Lanka's capital city. There won't be time for me to shop tomorrow, so Suresh hands me a piece of paper with the hotel address and I stop, drop and get rolled out of the bus, into the biggest shopping precinct/ frenzy in Colombo - World Market! The markets are busy, bustling and humid as hell as I trawl the Isles for presents and souvenirs for loved ...
... even our carriage was “standing room
only” with back packers and local business people cramming in for the ride. It
should be added that the price of this day long joy ride was a momentous £2 for
both tickets. How do they do that?
We arrived in Colombo late afternoon not knowing quite what
to expect. We had heard all sorts of reports that it is just a big, dirty city.
The train had seemed to take for ever and we arrived ...
... still seemed to stop a lot and never really went very fast. About halfway through the two and a half hour journey the man next to Roz got up and I got a seat. We tackled the task of getting our heavy bags down by swapping our seats, after our penultimate station, with two young Brits in return for some muscle power. We were swept up by a helpful Tuc Tuc driver who was in no doubt that he could get us and 60kg of luggage into his machine for what turned out to be double the normal fare and ...
... each time I step out of our accomodation I say a prayer and hope I will come back alive!! ...once we reached the temple we were able to give some offerings to Buddha and also light some candles and burn incense all while being surrounded by families chanting and children running around happily and laughing within the temple grounds...At the temple was a tree which had grown from the clipping of the original tree that Buddha had meditated under for 6 years!!..it was just ...
... saw yesterday in the forest. It is black and syrupy and an ideal companion to the curd which is fresh and therefore a bit sour. Just for that breakfast, I would stay a whole week in this home.
We decide to hire the services of a friend of the family that has a three-wheeler. For a small fee, he takes us most of the day around the sights surrounding us: Kolawe****ma temple, Lumbini tea factory and Katopola, the home of the rock temple. Both temples ...