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Now in Jaffna, scene of the LTTE Tamil Tigers conflict and the weather is hot, hot and more hot with humid thrown in to boot! The city of Jaffna is not much larger than a large town and it much much poorer than other areas we've visited in S.L. The surrounding landscape is desolate dry arid plains approaching Jaffna from Anuradhapura where we spent a night and a day exploring the Buddhist temples, including the Bodhi tree which has ...
... women's hygiene and reproductive health. The women also got a chance to share their businesses which included selling peanuts, selling coconut oil, farming/planting, poultry farms, grocery shops, buying items from the market and selling them for a small profit, selling candy at the school canteen, selling juices outside the school, a teashop, clothes shop, selling cashew nuts and cattle. Many of the women believe they are making a profit however when the calculations are ...
... really just had a great day of sightseeing!
At about 4 we were starving and stumbled upon Green Grass, a restaurant Yewande had been recommended by friends.
The server was weird and almost aggressive, which was weird?
But the food was INCREDIBLE.
We had an array of curries and veggies- a Sri Lanka style dhal, some spiced beets, a potato curry, a really spicy eggplant curry, and Jaffna style curries- fish for the ladies, ...
Today there was only three of us, as the others had left to go to Trincomalee at 6am. We had a bit of a later start and only left the hotel at 10am after having a typical Jaffna breakfast whIch although nice was just too spicy for me at that time of the morning. Sophie was coming up at lunch time, so we decided to go around the Library as it was now open and then also visit the fort. Both show a huge amount of the history ...
... and churches. I walked along the coast one day and ended up in a high security military zone. I went past the barracks, training yard and store yard. I had to pass through several check points and it seemed much more exciting to go forward and explore than go back. When I finally found myself in a small fishing village I was warmly greeted by a group of new mothers and grandmothers. They all wanted me to hold, kiss and play with their new babies (ranging ...