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... been gone so much has changed, people have come and gone, the dynamics are forever altered. This is not necessarily a bad thing, just a different thing. As Leah pointed out to me I have become closer to a lot of my friends since being out here, I've accepted the distance and end of several other friendships. In some cases I've been surprised by who haa made an effort to remain in contact and who hasn't. I have so much love and thanks in my heart for those who helped me ...
suggest that if you are in the Fort area of Colombo and fancy a drink or
internet use or whatever that you seek this place out, it is a complete
gem and you too can get to write "traveller" in the book. How good
would that make you feel? Incidentally, Peter has got my business card
which has the same image as my profile page on VT and he knows what I look like so tell him I sent you!
... It had not rained since we had been in Sri Lanka, and it decided to **** it down throughout our three day stay!
We first visited Dambulla Rock Cave, which is a Buddhist cave temple filled with hundreds of Buddha statues, religious artworks and some of the most incredible murals in Sri Lanka.
After we headed to Sigiriya rock, the islands most infamous attraction, it's a rock over 200m high where the king Kassapa established his fortress. The view from here is ...
... arrived a lady checked our papers and she sent us of to correct them because we made a mistake. Where it said "Present address", instead of putting your home address you should put the address in Sri Lanka! Almost everybody that came to the application center that day had the same mistake. It was such a normal mistake that after we got out of the application center we were captured by some guys offering to correct this mistake for a fee of RS 500 per application. They even ...
... an almost immediate reply saying there would not be a problem as the guard would look after them. We retained the reply on my iPad to show anyone who objected but it worked very well as promised.
So it came as a shock when we had to change to a Second Class, non-reservable train for the journey down from Colombo to Galle. Unfortunately it was a Buddhist long weekend holiday and the whole of Sri Lanka seemed to be travelling on our train. It would have been a relief to ...