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On my last day in Goa I got an email from Travelbag to say that my flight times had changed- this meant that I wouldn't be able to travel to the airport with Marte and Stine as we had planned. It was a shame, especially as complications with the airline meant that I had to spend a stressful day in and out of internet cafes trying to finalise …
... but it was interesting for a veteran tea-drinker to find out
where it came from. Helen took me to the slopes and showed me a real tea bush,
and we had a cup of Broken Orange Pekoe. We also bought some tea for the
Onwards and upwards, with Bernard getting ever more daring
in getting round buses and slow moving vehicles in our path. It’s better to be
in front of buses because they are belching out clouds of black diesel ...
... recommend anywhere to eat out in Negombo - back to chocolate spread sandwiches then.
So let's get to the main reason we're spending so long in Negombo! The World Cup 20-20 cricket! Our first game was England vs Afghanistan. We decided to take the bus to Negombo as it would be cheaper, the tuk tuk driver told us to take the Deluxe bus as it was faster but we got on the wrong bus and had to live to regret it. It did indeed take ages to get there and ...
... to tell me that one of our friends we used to work with... the legend that is Peter Stead and his wife April were on a ten day holiday in Negombo, i got in touch with Steady and made some loose plans that we'd head down to their flashy resort hotel on the beach and meet up with them should time allow. We decided that it would be nuts to be in the same town and not meet up so we wandered along the beach, there ...
... have some trepidation based on stories and images from the news: the long civil war was only brought to an end in 2009 and of course many parts of the coast were devastated in the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami.
From the airport we caught a taxi to our guest house Colombo Haven. As we headed toward the city, it was immediately apparent that Sri Lanka was going to be a welcome change. People were obeying traffic rules, the constant honking was ...