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... and also of personal losses experienced, including property, lives and livelihood. It was very interesting to learn that many individuals had never heard the term 'tsunami'. Many locals, upon viewing the sea withdraw 1km, were shocked to see so many fish flapping about, so ran out to catch them seeing this as good fortune and lucky. Only to a few minutes later be confronted with a huge, powerful, 10 metre wave. There were two waves which hit ...
We had a little trouble finding the Tamara Motel in Hikkiduwa (pronounced hee-cad-oo-wah, or no one will know where you mean). The hotel is at the end of a narrow alleyway between two shops off the traffic-clogged Galle Road, - with just a tiny blue sign nailed to a tree that points the way. Our apartment block is right down the end, near the railway line - and when I say 'near' I really mean it (I can tell you're getting jealous already). When I mention the railway, ...
... that evening, excited to begin our next adventure in the land of pad Thai, mango sticky rice and the ever so famous Kao San road.
K that's all for now folks.
As you are all surrounded by snow, Christmas lights and the smell of home baked cookies and goodies, just know that I'm thinking of you. I'm having a hard time with the idea of being away from home at this time of year but I will make the best of my time in my wonderland adventures.
Namaste... and Beyond!
... everywhere. We saw 5 blue whales and jojo was able take some pictures in spite of the fact it was very challenging: the sea was rough and big waves were shaking our boat from side to side and not to mention keeping the camera dry was another challenge on its own. Unfortunately we did not see any dolphins but the whales were just an incredible experience of a lifetime.
The forced break from the sun tanning was over thanks to the trip and a local aloe-coconut cream that ...
... and all over the place, got bashed off the sea bed and lost my sunglasses in the madness. And now I can't see wherever I go! (Not entirely true. Michael donated his to me, cause I really can't see without them haha)
We went for dinner and couldn't help but have some of those tasty cocktails for sunset. Michael found a place where they were showing the football so we decided to go in and watch. This turned into a big night out as the Sri Lankan bar guys wanted ...