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Today's ride takes us via the Galle and the Old Fort to Koggala. Our ride starts us through Bentota where there has been a little civil unrest between the Muslims and the Sinhalese, so a noticeable build up of military is evident. It is an unusual sight (for us anyway) to see camo clad guys holding AKs. The unrest started, and quelled quickly …
.Getting here was an experience however. We had the most scary bus ride ever from Hatton to Colombo. The bus driver was a haggard middle aged man who looked like he could've been a battle hardened warrior from medieval times. This was not much more than a mini bus, but he drove it like it was a fighter jet with the weight of a tank, forcing everything else out of the way be it into the side of the ...
... or driving, you come across the ruins. The houses and the villas, the beachside resorts, the homes and the schools, the market shacks and the grand cottages. All derelict. Covered in a black mould, almost as though a great fire caused the damage. Roofs smashed and battered, or missing altogether. Doors and windows torn out, leaving only cavernous holes to peer in to bare, weed infested rooms that people used to live in, to laugh in, and ...
... off the beach
which they perch on and fish from. Originally
this was because they were too poor to have boats. They actually pass the post down through
generations and treat the fishing spots as prime real estate. James
and I did not get to take any photos of these men because they were not fishing
in this season. Nowadays many of the
fishermen make money off tourists by posing for pictures but alas no ...
... steep afternoon walk up "lttle Adams Peak" for more panoramic sights. In the evening we party it up at a local restaurnant drinking delicious Lion Lager and munching on a vegetarian pizza and some chocolate banana pancakes. I am afraid to weigh myself! Today and tomorrow will be "beach" days. After that we end up in the capital of Colombo on Thursday and say goodbye to our fun group by noon on Friday. Then I go to the airport and fly to Bangalore, India!!
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