Villa Ocean View Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
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- Swimming pool
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... on a different time schedule so everyone is getting a little tense. To pass the time we eat! Finally 7 monks come to the house and the prayers are done and blessings are made, there is something quite tranquil in listening to monks chant. We then eat a little more and I am driven back to my villa for a few hours. We are to start marching at 2am. Breakfast is served to everyone there, somewhere between 200-300 people are all packed in to the front ...
... to projects with a mix of workshops run by SLV and visiting some of the projects we will be working at. It has been absolutely exhausting but amazing to see some of the work that I will be getting thoroughly involved in. Our main tasks include teaching children that are at development centres (or what we would call children's homes) English and visiting local mental illness hospitals to provide fun activities for the patients there. As cheesy ...
... translate it to them. Although he is the coach he's more there to support us teaching them with the translation, he is obviously very keen and proud of the swimming project and showed us a photo album at the start today. I really enjoyed teaching swimming today, but walking along an outside pool edge in pouring rain trying to explain can be a bit challenging. Really keen for more swimming placements, so hopefully they don't get cancelled and we can see more ...
After that little debacle with the rip-off I described in my last post, it was time to head for the next "tourist site", the Dutch Period Museum. The Dutch were in Sri Lanka for a very long period of time and I was talking to a delightful chap a few days ago who told me his name which obviously identified him as being what are, to this day, known as "burghers". I was a bit hesitant to use the term as I was unsure, in these ...
... which seemed to surprise him a little as Sri Lanka adopts the tab system along with most of the rest of the world.
I completed my somewhat odd ritual of taking a photograph of my first beer in any new country which elicited a slightly incredulous look from the waiter and had my first draught of Sri Lankan beer. Very good it was too. Time to chill out now after the various hassles so far. A short time after a Sri Lankan man came ...