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After my food poisoning incident, it was a slow recovery. I managed to make my flights, and landed in Colombo, Sri Lanka at about midnight. I had booked a room in the nearby little beach town of Negombo to avoid facing the traffic, cluster f&*$ of Colombo. Technology came to may aid on my first ride as my taxi driver had no clue where he was going. I had cached the map on my phone, with the location of ...
... had to have a flight out of the country booked before we were allowed in! For aging vagrants like us this placed un-necessary planning and organisational restrictions on us. We had therefore purchased flights out of the country for February 11th. This date was arbitrary but nonetheless it immediately forced us into planning our time more carefully.
As a result we decided to hire a cab to take us to Mirissa , in the south, which appeared to be a suitable spot ...
... by the train we were meant to catch and arrive at a hotel that didn't exist (it was still under construction). It was a long day. We were put up by the friendly owner of the hotel next door though at no extra cost (more generosity), though the room was a hotbox even with the fan and the breakfast involved boiled vegetables which is a first, even in Sri Lanka I suspect.
The economy of Sri Lanka is so warped by tourism that there is a belief among the locals that as a ...
Negombo is much closer to the airport and since we already spent a night in Colombo, we thought we'd give this city a try. There is a beach in Negombo but it is dirty and also a fort but you can't go inside as it is now turned into a prison. As our guidebook suggested, we could have committed a crime to see what it is like inside, but really, we'll pass.
So we just wonder around and hide for the several showers ...
... coming months). The centre aims to be sustainable by providing training free of charge, and for these people to then go on to provide a service or good deed to their community - therefore continuing and sharing 'goodness'. I think this is a brilliant idea, and showing children and teenagers the value of morality and community support. After the tour we had lunch - a Sri Lankan curry, Dahl & an array of colourful rice! Yummy! In the afternoon we were then taken to a ...