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Travel Blogs from Negombo
... and stamped it!
On the way to the B&B, we could see a huge difference in the scenery from India to Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka had a more Caribbean feel to it. Instead of large statues of Buddha or Ganesh, now we saw large statues of Jesus! Apparently, the Portuguese converted the entire local population of this region to Christianity before the British forced them out. About 90% of the region is Catholic.
We finally arrived at our B&B at 2:30, hot and ...
... have to be a damn good shot to bring both of them down if they stopped the car to rob or assault me. The driver drove at about 2 miles an hour and that late at night, it was a long dark unlit road and I was kicking myself at how quickly it had all happened ( plus being secretly grateful for the excellent AC in the car) at least if they were going to murder me, I wouldn't look too hot and hassled. I finally asked if they were Buddhists ...
... By the very clever expedient of typing a draft document on
his 'phone and showing me it he warned me not to give my "new best
friend" any money that he was a scammer. What happened next was a bit
surreal and just another example of the strange sort of things that seem
to happen to me on the road. We had already established that the Aussie
guy could lip read me OK which was an interesting thing to learn. Some of those
... come right out and say it. This is going to be a very difficult month. Just some of the things I heard and seen in my first few hours here was enough to move anyone to tears. But here's the wierd thing.. People here live in little cardboard shacks and are almost completely exposed to the elements, but the children are like anywhere else. They are busy running around playing, while the mothers are busy cooking food over their smoky little fires. ...
... Sydney. 3 cancelled reservations over 2 weeks from 3 different companies and now Air Asia's website wouldn't accept any of my bank cards. I ended up spending a day heading into Colombo just to find their office and buy my tickets directly.
So most of my time was spent on-line, on the phone or on buses, but I did find time to sit on the beach with a beer, meet a number ...
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