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Currently writing this post from an amazing hotel in Bentota as we have a day off for Ramadan! It's so sunny and I've just been playing with some baby turtles... Be jealous! This past week has been so insightful for the real reason I'm here, not playing with baby turtles, but for psychology. On Monday we had a workshop which involved demonstrating both meditation and creative arts therapy. The meditation was run by an American Buddhist monk ...
thing to Galle with the defeated Portuguese being transported to the
Coromandel Coast (India).
The entire Fort was named Akersloot
after Coster's birthplace and his wife sailed to join him in 1640 making
her one of the first Dutch women in the country. Coster was
subsequently raised to the post of Governer of Zeylon (Ceylon). Things
then went badly wrong for him. He returned Trincomalee to the King but
refused to give back any more ...
... After working around for a few hours, I started to get very itchy from that sun allergy that I developed and decided that this would be the right place to look for a doctor since Galle is a main town.Most people knowledge of english is very limited and in most cases almost non existent but I generally manage to get by. I saw a hospital, went in and was able to see a doctor almost ...
... Once we finally got back to the guest house, we had a last venture onto the beach before heading off to Matara to get a bus to Bentota. We grabbed some great Sri Lankan journey snacks before getting our supposed 'luxury' bus with air con (although the smelly BO man that unfortunately sat in between Laura and I meant this was somewhat useless...thankfully he didn't stay for too long!) We arrived in Bentota about 7:30pm, and were greeted by a lovely woman at ...
... a while before the arduous journey down, step by step, waiting for the crowd of people to slowly move so the people behind could commence their descent. To make matters worse, the police didnt let anyone use the other side as people were still ascending. Deanna walked most of the way down backwards (which takes a bit of skill on the uneven and different sized stairs, some made of rock and others concrete), to save her knees. She ...