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... past us every other minute. It was hot, no A/C and some bright spark decided to turn all the fans off. Perfect. To top it off, I witnessed a adolescent kid messing around and leaning right out of the doorway, whilst holding onto the rails, almost have his head taken off by a pole that he didn't see coming. I'm still not sure how he didn't lose his head, as he soon after collapsed onto the train floor with blood spilling out of ...
So I made it after a not so fun start, delayed flight followed by 12 hours of broken entertainment system, cold 'food' (yes that was deliberately in inverted comma's) and four ladies in the seats in front who seemed like they may be more suited to a posh version of 'loose woman' (those of you not familiar with this programme it is a British show with four ladies who, as I've never watched it I gather gossip about celebrities and their own ailments whilst ...
... elephants on jeep safaris, since we have seen many elephants around Sri Lanka and the safaris were expensive we decided to give it a miss. We went to the beautiful Sigirya rock (Lion Rock) by tuctuc, the most famous sight in the cultural triangle is a hardened magma plug of an extinct volcano that eroded away. We climbed its less well known brother, the nearby Pidurangala Rock. This rock is much less touristy, costs $3 instead of $30 and you have an amazing view of Sigiriya rock, ...
... Sundays and when visiting temples. Cricket is not just a sport it is a way of life. And it us played anywhere and everywhere at any time. Traffic is directly (mostly) by traffic cops and running water is not common. Every stream, Brooke and river will be virtually guaranteed to have at least knew family of bathers present in it. From as far as I can tell each family bathed separately with males and females having separate areas. They also bath in ...
... staff and I really was regretting my decision not to pack some "smart" clothes. The problem is that I have done that too often before in Asia and have lugged chinos, decent shorts and even good shoes round never to wear them on an extended trip. Dress codes seem to be so much more relaxed in Asia and I am sure I would have been admitted wearing flipflops (thongs), shorts and a T-shirt
which is my normal mode of dress here. The maitre d' ...