The Icebear Guesthouse
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... bollocks off from dawn to dusk to trawl in a few nets with a few fish for sale for pennies to the local restaurants. Liza did her best last night to boost the local economy with a King Prawn dinner. And man were they huge. Kingly even I guess.
Unless we get hit by a tsunami or something tomorrow, that's all for Sri Lanka. Comment to follow. You know the score. Or at least those of you bothering to read do anyway.
In the absence of hash, mine's a Vodka and ...
... 3 different dances for now. Wow! That was hard, 1.2.3 was easy but closed change, natural turn and then reverse turn! That will need some practise Saw that there was a curry on the restaurant menu for lunch so it was samosa, followed by green chilli pork vindaloo :-) Maureen managed ice cream as well but nothing new there. Seen a real strange thing today, there are a couple of sisters on board, twins by the look of it. In their late 50's or perhaps ...
Whilst I was in the absolutely wonderful Flying Angel Club (as it is locally known) which I had yet another slightly surreal experience as always seems to happen to me when I am on the road. Here is the story.
"I bumped into this guy in the Mission to Seaman aka the Flying Angel
down by the port which is frequented ,as the name suggests, by visiting
mariners and the odd traveller like myself although I only have the
managers word for that as ...
... after I walked away, two local people said hello to me. I asked about another cheap guesthouse around there. Then they took me to a nice one. The showed single room was nice and reasonable (cheaper than Hill House), so I took it immediately. The owner and a staff member were nice and friendly. They gave me welcome milk tea as well. The staff member also gave free bread which a friend had given to him. That was a great stay.
I exited the plane and made my way to the Visa upon Arrival booth. I had tried many many times to get it online and it just wouldn't go through. I finally just gave up and opted to get it when I arrived.
It was much easier than I thought and soon I had passed customs. The stores for Duty free were odd; washing machines and various appliances for sale. For the life of me, I am still confused. Never would I be thinking that the airport is an ideal place to purchase these ...