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... felt like an open air library!
We ambled up and down the beach but felt generally that it had the air of a transit stop rather than a place to put down our anchor, put up our feet and relax. We therefore decided to head straight for the south of the island which, we had read, offered us something more akin to our overall plan.
We felt somewhat pressured by an irritating aspect of the visa requirements required by the Sri Lankan government. To gain a ...
... Dave , Si, Euan and Evey anyway.
That copy of Private Eye ended up costing me £13.50. Cheap at half the price whatever that means. Railway trips into Negombo proper cost 5p. It's a reminder of how life used to be in the UK. Jeez, they even have two people to collect the 5p. When you think of the modernisation and ticket machines these people surely have to look forward to, it makes you very sad. And the beach costs **** all of course, with added fishermen ...
... things that though exciting at first became something of a nuisance. The public transport is cheap, but slow and cramped. The first time we rode to Kandy in the doorway of trains for 5hrs was an unexpected joy. The return journey was a tiresome affair that warns against retreading old ground. Keep moving forwards in all things, repetition is tedious.
That final journey saw us reserve tickets on a train that had no empty seats, switch onto a commuter train which ...
... very pet friendly. It is crazy to think that in the US, the pet kingdom is a multibillion dollar industry and many people spend a fortune on their dogs, more than most people spend on their child. Like in most South Asian countries, there are lots of wondering cats and dogs on the streets, but overall i'd say that Sri Lanka is where they look the most miserable. If I could, i'd dedicate my life trying to do something about it. ...
We arrive in Colombo still early in the afternoon thanks to the time difference. We find a hotel room quite quickly and are eager to make our first impressions. The bus station is very messy here, people shout destinations everywhere, buses are parking, some are leaving, some are just honking. It is very chaotic. We are really hungry so we decide to eat something. In Sri ...