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I arrived yesterday in Sri Lanka and am staying at the coastal resort of Negombo on the Indian Ocean. The duty free area at the airport was one of the most unusual I have experienced - ovens, washing machines and fridges for sale and many people are seen at the taxi rank with huge fridge freezers in their trollies! The ocean is benign and the sunset truly ...
... t many restaurants but on walking back to the hotel (which doesn't yet have a name) we found a restaurant called 'Sheetha' which seemed to make any kind of Indian/Sri Lankan food you could ask for, I settled with a Vegetable Kurma (which despite my pleas for no spice, knocked my socks off) and a delicious pineapple juice. That evening we decided to relax in the hotel room, listening to the dulcet tones which is an Asian ...
Arriving in Colombo airport (which is actually in Negombo, not Colombo, just to confuse matters) I was greeted with a sea of mobile phone providers telling me that they had the best deal to offer me. More out of exhaustion and lack of caring than logic, I went for a 30 day sim with Hutch for $7 (900 SKR I think), which can be used for calling/texting home and Sri Lanka, along with 1GB internet (which I can't use on my super basic Nokia!) I was ...
... and stamped it!
On the way to the B&B, we could see a huge difference in the scenery from India to Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka had a more Caribbean feel to it. Instead of large statues of Buddha or Ganesh, now we saw large statues of Jesus! Apparently, the Portuguese converted the entire local population of this region to Christianity before the British forced them out. About 90% of the region is Catholic.
We finally arrived at our B&B at 2:30, hot and ...
... walk but really enjoyed the colouring and was very good, so we are going to try and take in more colouring pages next week. Again they are all fairly mixed in ability but mainly around the same age unlike those at the home yesterday. It can be hard to work out what they are actually taking in sometimes as most don't have any English. Other activities we did included, clapping, pairs, skittles and building blocks. We finished off the session, after stringing up ...
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