The Havelock Place Bungalow
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... ancient pools and enormous dagobas. If only we could see this in its glory times.
We are now wrapping up our Sri Lanka experience, time to move on. Sri Lanka is a mix of old and primitive, combined with modern and rapid development. The best illustration is the vehicles: there are many polluting 2-stroke tuctucs and very old diesel buses, but at the same time we see a lot of electrical/hybrid vehicles, even the new model Mitsubsidie Outlander. This is ...
... were not particularly cheap, but reasonable enough. I didn't buy anything. Poova bought a lovely long skirt.
Rows after rows of these tentage-like structures fill the place. Some are just empty pavilions for resting, but others house stores and eateries. There was plenty of open space and benches to sit and eat or just chill.
... action movie which was put at full volume by the bus conductor; the funny thing is no-one was watching and as the only foreigner I didn't have the balls to stand up and say "Do you mind awfully turning that down old chap?"
After a total of zero hours sleep and rather hot in the bus, we stopped in the middle of Colombo, just after 4am, at Pettah Market. This is a real hub of Colombo and is the place to go and buy, barter, etc.
It was still dark and I was greeted by ...
... etc but they do have guards, with whistles and red/ green flags. There's no women working on the railways ..... which explains why we had an hour wait for our train ;) Passengers were jumping off the trains before they had stopped and it didn't matter what side the platform was on... Anything goes. The carriages are grimy but surprisingly there's no rubbish in them or graffiti. We were all happy ...
... about Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka was first occupied by the Portuguese, then by the Dutch and by the 19th century it was under British rule. It gained independence in 1948. Until its independence it was known by the Western world as "Ceylon". The island was always called Sri Lanka, meaning "prosperous, glittering island" by the local people. Sri Lanka is known as the "Pearl of the Indian Ocean" and was once known for its beautiful pearls. The pearls were ...