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... get some lunch. SURPRISE SURPRISE......we managed to arrive in Colombo on the 1st day they have had rain in 3 months!!!! It's just our luck that we would leave Seattle in the pouring down rain only to arrive in on the other side of the world in RAIN!! It was absolutely pouring down rain which eliminated sitting by the pool and walking around. So......Don and I decided to head to one of the hotel bars and wait it out. 3 ...
... be going to the relevant Regimental Museums on my return home. Obviously, with the appalling defence cuts over the years, most of these regiments do not exist any more, having been subsumed into units with no history. A shame really, but I do know how to find the relevant Museums. It was an interesting place, quiet and airy (I had it to myself) and again I shall let my VT tip suffice.
"You really have to seek out St. Peter's Church in the ...
... point of
having a fairly cultured accent. After the usual chitchat he was telling
me that he could send me 2 kilogrammes of tea to my home address in
London free as he had access to so much of it in the warehouses. Alarm
bells really started to ring now.
I should add that during the
course of this whole conversation we had been joined by a lovely
Australian guy, a long-term expat who happened to be deaf although he
... many of the roads, certainly in Colombo, are being renamed in honour of Sri Lankan people. This can lead to some confusion for the traveller as both the old and new names are in use simultaneously.
On Galle Road down in the Balamapitiya area which is Colombo 4 I came upon the
Atlantic Hotel so it looked like beer o'clock again. Yes I am showing off a bit here and I even spelt Balamapitiya without looking it up as the internet is not ...
... explained the Sri Lankan history and all the different kingdoms until the British colonization. It was quite nice but since we were tired we couldn’t appreciate it so much like we could otherwise.
It was getting dark and both of us were tired cause of the weather and we thought that we still had a little bit of a jetlag so we decided to take a tuk-tuk and go home to prepare our things for the next day.
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