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So today was the start of the New Year, and it was celebrated in both the South and the North as originally we weren't too sure if it would be in the North as they are Tamil. The first Temple we went to was a Hindu one which we had walked past last night. Before entering you have to take off your shoes and also wash your feet, there were taps for …
... it is clear they are making a loss. With this in mind Selvarethnam gave a business lesson and taught the women about how to break even. Some of the ladies ran poultry farms. They buy small chickens for around 120 LKR and grow them for 45 days where they can sell them for 750 LKR. However when you consider the food, water, medicine and other costs of keeping chickens there is little profit, especially considering the fixed costs of the chicken shelter and so on. The ...
... chickpeas for me.
Jaffna has it's own style of curry and it's supposedly really hot, but I found it non-offensive!
I guess there's regular Jaffna-style, and slightly softer tourist spicy :D
But now I know I can ask for spicy and handle it.
We ate and ate and ate until we couldn't fit another bite in, at which point I continued to eat because the beets and dhal together was unbelievable.
Yewande and I even had to have a shot ...
... and reading any guide book will tell you more. I had managed to do a bit off haggling with the Tuk Tuk driver today (my first time) and the way he went we saw some more of the houses. I think what amazes me the most is that in the guide book it says that Jaffna was less hit than other places, so I'm not sure how bad some of them would look. We had been planning to go to Point Pedro which is a small fishing village ...
... so that we only had to teach the poems for 10 minutes at the end of each lesson - which was a huge relief!! Also on Monday we tried to teach 82 children and 3 teachers the Virgina Reel, in preparation for our end of week showcase. It was such an experience. It was fun, hilarious and a disaster all at once... Note to self, do not try to teach so many children and teachers a foreign dance in mid day heat. It exhausts you and it exhausts the children! It definitely was ...
TravelPod Member ReviewsMorgan's Jaffna
Excellent location whilst still being quiet.
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