Mama's Galle Fort
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Thursday 10th On to Galle Up quite early to get to the station to buy a second class ticket to Galle, only possible to purchase on the day, no reserving possible, the office just goes on selling tickets regardless of space on the train. Sat for a long time on the correct platform waiting and trying to work out how we would know which was our train. An angel came along and told us using sign language that we were waiting on the wrong part of the platform for second class, he then stopped ...
... were resting,overlooking the water when we felt a rain drop so decided to walk back to our hotel. Once again an afternoon shower has come through we have been lucky as it's usually after 4pm which has become our rest time. Had a lovely hot shower and washed my hair ... Feel almost human again. Me and cold showers don't work too well especially when the water pressure is weak! We have just booked our two nights in Colombo and are treating ourselves to upmarket accommodation just ...
... provided her with a little normality and a decent cup of tea amidst the carnage. A romance with a local boy from one of the long established families within the fort has led to her marriage and the couple now live permanently within the Fort with their two small sons. Her husband runs the very quirky Serendipity Arts Cafe, where we dined amongst posters, artworks, second hand books, travel guides and brightly coloured hammocks were for sale, rolled up and hanging from the walls. ...
... to Colombo.
From the train we saw the countryside, crossed every town on the coast to Colombo (including the big town of Galle where we had more carriages added), and enjoyed the journey with the sea right by our side. Once we arrived in Colombo Fort station the platforms were fully packed with people, all wearing very colourful clothes and saris. We exited the station and walked to our hotel which we had booked not too far.
... South Asia, consisting of 7000 girls and around 200 teachers. As my uncle Jim said, that's more than half of the population of Sutherland in one school!! I was flabbergasted at not only how many pupils there was in the school but also how big the school campus was. If anything, it's like a university with lots of different buildings. Grade 1 and 2 consist of seven separate classes with 40-45 pupils in each class (1A, 1B, 1C....). I arrive at school at 06:45! For ...