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... into the door we were standing in. We got packed in by the toilet. Unfortunately, it stank!!! We could not see the station signs and had to rely on the locals to tell us what station we were arriving in. After forty-five minutes, we arrived in Negombo! Now that we have tried all three classes of train travel, Kim definitely prefers first-class!!!! She doesn’t like the other two!!!!
A short tuk-tuk ride put us at the ...
... very hard working people in extremely underdeveloped and high risk situations, producing some amazing stuff. The combination of loose sarongs and 100 year old belt driven machinery with absolutely no guards, no shut off buttons etc must on occasion process a worker into a coil of rope...
We then returned to the hand grinding machine place for lunch where we were ushered into the most rudimentary kitchen I have seen since Africa. It was like a ...
... 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
... come right out and say it. This is going to be a very difficult month. Just some of the things I heard and seen in my first few hours here was enough to move anyone to tears. But here's the wierd thing.. People here live in little cardboard shacks and are almost completely exposed to the elements, but the children are like anywhere else. They are busy running around playing, while the mothers are busy cooking food over their smoky little fires. ...
... shops and restaurants. It was pretty booked up too which meant that we stayed in a rather run down beach hotel/guesthouse. The staff were a bit lazy and dis-interested. It was in a great location with a restaurant space on the beach. But it was either full of losers drinking all day or sellers from the beach. So not a very nice atmosphere. The place looked like it could do with a coat of paint (much the same as most of ...