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... absolute legend!
After that we travelled back to Colombo to stay in Mount Lavinia again for the last few days to see our friends again and sunbathe! Vaughn sorted us out an actual apartment to stay in with the nicest landlady called Jayanthi who has taught us how to cooked devilled prawns which is our favourite food here. We had a lovely time here its truly paradise I think everyone should come here one day!
Tomorrow we head off to Malaysia ...
... I was staying out towards the suburb of Dehiwala which is heading towards Mount Lavinia, a former haven for the colonialists escaping the noise and dust of Colombo and is home to the Mount Lavinia Hotel, one of those strange old places that still exist long after the Colonels and Paymaster Generals of the Ceylon Civil Service have departed both the country and this life. I never actually got as far as Mount Lavinia as the heat, (appalling) fumes, noise and ...
... always amusing to watch people risk life and limb on the road as you eat for that is effectively what the Sri Lankan road system is, a trial by ordeal. It is sort of like watching people performing the Wall of Death on motorcycles as you eat and makes for a
wonderful if unintended "floorshow".
I had decided the rice and curry was going to be the thing, it really is a staple here, so which
one to choose? I went for the mutton, ordered from the very ...
... just wish I knew where to find them.
We were all having a wonderful time and the time went quickly, aided by the apparently endless supply of beer appearing in front of me although nobody else appeared to be drinking. It really was great fun but it had to end all too soon as they had to again return the rig to the safestore. It was a shame as I could have stayed there and played a lot longer but leaving a load of very expensive kit in ...
... tiring South Africa and making some plans for Sri Lanka. We also managed to complete the online application for the Indian visa because the next day we had to be early in the morning over there to submit all required documents.
Day 2: January 13, 2013
It was Monday and the Indian Visa Application Center was open so we got up early, printed out our application forms and headed to their office in the city center (approx. 6 km from our hostel).