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... Buddha or shiva. While driving to Yala reserve we passed crowds of pilgrims walking along the dusty road carrying all matter of supplies upon their head. Along the roadside in fields families spread out large plastic tarps in the shade to rest upon, break bread and kibitz. It is something to behold. Infants to grandparents walk hand in hand, saris covering their mouths to prevent the red dusty road from getting into their lungs. Weeks worth ...
... of creativity follows-
To the tune of "There's a hole in the bucket"So I stuffed up my times, my times, my times,
I stuffed up my times, missed Paro flight.
Oh well I can stay here, can stay here, can stay here
Oh well i can stay here in Delhi overnight.
You can't leave the transfer area dear madam dear madam
You can't leave the transfer area dear madam, sorry.
You need a transit visa, a transit visa, a transit ...
... a fellow from Exeter, similarly afflicted by sports dementia arrived and we spent a few minutes shooting the breeze and swopping whimsical thoughts about cricket and cricketers!
The visit here brought home just how devastating the tsunami had been for southern Sri Lanka. The whole southern coast line had been devastated by the tidal wave with over 35,000 people killed and more than 500,000 injured. The tremor was so violent that it was felt as far away ...
... are also very humid but their balmy nature makes them perfect for al fresco dining and we sit out one night with the waves crashing below us at a restaurant on the upper level of the Old Dutch Hospital complex called, strangely, A Minute By Tuk Tuk, which serves the best prawn dish I've ever tasted for just £4. Other nights we eat at The Heritage Cafe on Pedlar Street, and the restaurant at our very own Fort Printers hotel, underneath the twinkling lights around ...
... bus ride. Tomorrow we are going to pay 90p for the same train ride back. Going to the beach a few miles away today we paid 10p for the bus. The beach, incidentally, was ok but the Indian Ocean quite rough. It was, however, another ocean conquered.
So what else of Galle? Beyond the fort is quite a charmless town, abounding with hassle and poverty. Inside the fort, a natural barrier it would seem for there is no security or ...