Travel Blogs from Jaffna
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 …
... up here and there. Out of the forty or so women who were interviewed for Women In Management's entrepreneurial training programme about 25 showed up. All are widows and earn less than 2500 LKR per month (about £12/$20). The World Bank defines those that earn less than $1.25 a day in extreme poverty and so all of the women fall into this category. The first day of the three day programme was about teaching the women about changing their attitude and consisted of ...
... large selection of beer!
And different kinds- lagers, stouts, blonds, strong lagers, so it's been nice to get some variety.
For dinner the four of us had a delicious meal at Cosy's Indian/Sri Lankan restaurant and sat up chatting and laughing until it was time for bed.
Unfortunately I hardly slept at all.
It was HOT and I was not in a position to get any fan.
Thankfully coffee always helps, and then we headed out for a day ...
... 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 ...
... in a crashing wave. I ended up sitting in the temple with a lady about 80 for an hour silently crying. It was so refreshing all the stress, the reality of my last 6 months, of the impending end of this adventure, the losses and gains of life in general just disappeared. Crying is something that the western world really under values. The lady and I went for ice cream (apparently the main past time of the jaffna locals) and she gave me a beautiful piece of ...
TravelPod Member ReviewsMorgan's Jaffna
Excellent location whilst still being quiet.
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