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With the return of the other Divemasters I am finally free of the Trincoshop. My first stop is the former Tamil (LTTE) stronghold of Jaffna.
My hostel is across the street from the former Kachcheri- the seats of parliament in Jaffna. Pocketed with shrapnel and bullet holes the building has been left in ruins following a multitude of LTTE bombings. Now it looks more like the land is starting to reclaim the site and it is more of a ...
Went for a walk this morning and popped into another Buddist temple and got more information about this religion - can't say we've got a handle on it yet! Returned for the full Sri Lankan breakfast - think we had 9 different dishes and all very yummy - vegetarian - no eggs. Sat around over tea till past midday before preparing to leave for our flight to Galle. Flight goes vis Trincomalee with lots of military on board. We ...
... by the LTTE. Unlike the Galle Fort, the Dutch buildings in the Jaffna fort are no more. The walls and some of the entrances have been restored, revealing an incredible feat of architecture for the 1680's. We understand that the locals of Jaffna have stopped any further restoration as it is seen as a monument to past atrocities. We are looking forward to moving onto Trinco as we've had some dramas in Jaffna and it's time for a ...
... to check out the hotel, but we found both totally abandoned and creepy.
Not knowing what to do, we walked back up to the main road, but were happily greeted with ANOTHER sign for Cosy's- I guess they used to be in the first building and have just moved into the second.
Jaffna is hot and dusty so we had much needed showers, and then Ben took Yewande and I to the shop to buy beers.
It's illegal to drink on the street in Sri Lanka, but to ...
... the Tsunami but in the end we just didn't have the energy, which is a shame. It would be very interesting to come back to this area in about 10 years to see the development. For me there is also a fair amount of police and army presence around, which feels weird. Also I'm not that keen on how many groups of men hang around at night and being a white woman at night can feel slightly awkward, but it's not too bad as we are in a ...