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... save some money by taking a train to Negombo. We asked where to get tickets. It is a strange system to get tickets. Each window handles the tickets for one train only! And, it does it by class. The window we were directed to only did third-class tickets. I did not want to get into another line to get tickets for second-class! We will take our chances!!!
We knew the train was leaving on Platform 1. There was a train there, but it ...
... I can eat quite spicy things) and he sort of nodded at me in a knowing way that suggested "you've done this before, Mr. European". That pleased me a bit."
I didn't do much else that day except wander about the local area exploring little back streets and trying to soak up the atmosphere. I would like to think that after five days in a place I can get a sort of a handle on it and I think I did. I would never be arrogant enough to say I "knew" Colombo nor even ...
Finally we were allowed to allow our sleep starved bodies some good R&R! This last week has been very challenging for Victoria (other volunteer) and I. We've had to deal with alot this week. The Program in Colombo is a different program. It is more of a social group. But Green Lion, my program partnered with them with the understanding that we would be doing slum work and orphanage work. But the Coordinator only wanted to do his work, which ...
... I observed the typical site of developing big cities. There were small shanty communities barely constructed of tin. Those walking were in western clothes to rags and everything in between.
Vehicles go the opposite way; that in and of itself is an adjustment. But the driving is crazy. Buses seem to be the only thing that follows any sort of driving protocol. TukTuks, are amazing little three-wheeled vehicles. If I were to travel around the world, pretty sure it would be ...
... are her fault. Every day life, using public transport, etc. is a mine field of men copping a feel, making inappropriate comments, getting in personal spaces, and worse.
We were lucky and I think less targeted as tourists. However, we did find at times men didn’t seem to know what was appropriate conversation, perhaps because they have little interaction with non-family member women. One minute we’d be asked about names and jobs, easy conversation to compare ...