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Travel Blogs from Colombo
... so hopefully I will be able to capture some moments to share.
Trying to fight off jet lag and adjust to Sri Lanka time, I woke up early to a grand buffet at the hotel with some of my fellow classmates. The breakfast had traditional American fare (probably to accommodate tourists), but also a wide variety of curries, rice, noodles, and wonderful fresh fruit. Shortly there after, we headed ...
... to do this for 5 hours. My attention was distracted from the discomfort, when the bus was passed by the Peloton from a cycling race that finished in Dambulla. Alas, the distraction was short-lived. Kim and I did manage to find a bank of three seats to ourselves about an hour after the peloton passed us though and we could finally get comfortable. Shortly after we moved, the bus pulled over at a hotel for a comfort break. The ftoilet acilities ...
... sped by, sometimes inches away from someone else' thigh.
With so many reckless passings and near misses, it was a wonder
nobody seemed to get scared or offended. No one seemed to holler or
salute with a finger! The flow of traffic just kept moving on.
on the pier, we walked through, and marvelled at the tremendous
displays of good leather, silver, brass, and so many colorful
saris.. Don't buy, just look, don't buy, ...
... searched and came up with NOTHING! This is a real problem considering it is 90 degrees and Don and I are already burned from our day 1 excursion. We will do more research to see where we can find some....otherwise no pool time!!! :(
After tirelessly searching for sunscreen, we went back to the hotel to relax for a little bit. We sat at the poolside bar (fully clothed because we will fry without sunscreen) and took advantage of happy hour. Our hotel has a ...
... be going to the relevant Regimental Museums on my return home. Obviously, with the appalling defence cuts over the years, most of these regiments do not exist any more, having been subsumed into units with no history. A shame really, but I do know how to find the relevant Museums. It was an interesting place, quiet and airy (I had it to myself) and again I shall let my VT tip suffice.
"You really have to seek out St. Peter's Church in the ...