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... looking after ourselves a bit better. We took our first real dip in the Indian Ocean, which was like stepping into a bath. Jellyfish swim in these waters but the locals dive in so we followed their lead. A huge TV screen mounted on a truck was in place to show England being decimated by Sri Lanka in the Cricket World Cup. Fortunately we didn’t clock it till the match was over. In the evening the crowds massed to witness the sunset, and this time it made it all the way down ...
Weather: 31C, chance of stormy showers!
Arrived in Colombo at 07:00.
Colombo, Sri Lanka's capital city is situated at the crossroads of the great spice routes, where many cultures and races have combined and collided for centuries resulting in colourful bazaars, vibrant temples and colonial buildings.
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We decided to spend our day in ...
... 8230;.more "gritty" but it seems safe enough. The plan is to try and complete a loop that takes us form Negombo, inland and south then back to Negombo. The inland destinations are quite hilly and the roads winding. This and the lack of tourist infra-structure (maps and train schedule information) make hiring cars a likelihood.
The fish market here is unlike any we’ve seen. It consists of two parts. The first, a “wet ...
Leaving India left me in a pensive mood. I watched the dipping sun create a brilliant rainbow band of colour across the sky at 35,000 feet, studied the line where each colour merged into the next and then watched as it slowly faded into black. I felt a strange pull of emotion, that I had left something special behind but I was also heading to something very exciting. I said to myself before I left the UK, so as not over face myself, I would just think about one country at a ...
... nothing except the occasional snatch of tea plantation or waterfall.
The poor weather continues for our two night stay in Ella, where we wander around in mouldy raincoats we haven’t used since Vietnam and sit in damp cafes drinking sweet tea. During a pause in the rain we climb Little Adam’s Peak, a local landmark which is an easy 45 minute stroll. The Kid, no doubt influenced by Brooke’s obsession with watching Mount Everest documentaries asks in ...