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... into the door we were standing in. We got packed in by the toilet. Unfortunately, it stank!!! We could not see the station signs and had to rely on the locals to tell us what station we were arriving in. After forty-five minutes, we arrived in Negombo! Now that we have tried all three classes of train travel, Kim definitely prefers first-class!!!! She doesn’t like the other two!!!!
A short tuk-tuk ride put us at the ...
Whilst I was in the absolutely wonderful Flying Angel Club (as it is locally known) which I had yet another slightly surreal experience as always seems to happen to me when I am on the road. Here is the story.
"I bumped into this guy in the Mission to Seaman aka the Flying Angel
down by the port which is frequented ,as the name suggests, by visiting
mariners and the odd traveller like myself although I only have the
managers word for that as ...
... All the people living around know how we are being treated, and one of the most humbling experiences was that one of the families next door to us made us food. It was amazing. These people had nothing and yet they shared with us. We decided we are going to give it till Tuesday, and if the situation doesn't improve, we are going to go back to our program in Kandy. It's difficult because we came here to do good, and this is how we ...
... way first. Combine the fact we can drive a max of 10mph on base, one can see why I had to quickly remind myself of how real roads work.
About 45 minutes later, we arrived at the guest house. It was knickknack paradise. There was a small waterfall with a pond filled with coy. Maya would have gone crazy if that was in my house. My favorite thing was the white dog they had in the house that quickly became my best friend.
I was shown to my room and I quickly changed ...
... the guys at Rewana guest house who cooked us dinner when no where was open, and the plethora of people giving directions, chatting on buses, and those just asking how we were.
Everyone wears flip flops almost all the time, from the rich to the poor, from doing the shopping to climbing a mountain. Cheap and cool would be my guess for their popularity, but seeing 90 year olds hopping up Adam’s Peak in a pair of flip flops, singing while they went, was kind ...