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Travel Blogs from Galle
... say I've had the most amazing experience of my life. I can't wait to do more volunteer work in the future, travel new places and meet new people. These past 6 weeks and 4 days have been the most amazing days of my life! I'm looking forward to these next few days where we can travel the country a bit and get a feel of what it's like to be a tourist in Sri Lanka. Tomorrow we travel East towards Tissa, visiting the Yala National Park. And then in Friday we head up to ...
... was over 30,000 but may have been closer to 50,000 because there were many unaccounted for.
Among the interesting things in the area are the stilt fishermen, men who stand on poles in the water to catch fish. Nowadays, however, the few who are out on the poles are only doing so for tourist baksheesh. We did see other shore fishing, though, that included large numbers of men pulling loaded nets onto shore using lots of muscle ...
... asleep! In the morning when we got up she had already gone to school! She goes from 7 and stayed until 4 today! And has been working right up until now when I am writing this (9pm!) Crazy kid, this heat is unreal! On the plus side our sunburn had calmed down a bit when we got up, so that was cool beans. We went to the biggest school in South Asia today, which has 7000 girls attending! The difference was so ...
As always I left Verity's apartment in a bit if a blind panic wondering if I had got everything. Just as I walked out of the apartments a tuk pulled up I requested to go to the train station, just as I did another tuk pulled up. So they both started to argue, I assume over who is going to take the young white girls fair. I wasn't in a rush per say but I did need to get going. Fair is fair I got into the first tuk who pulled up. I instantly regretted ...
... and British each laid claim to the city at some point, and each left a cultural legacy.
We arrived in Galle mid-afternoon on February 17, after a particularly difficult 2.5-hour bus ride where we had to share our narrow bench with another person, making us all squished together on a long, sweaty (no A/C on these buses) ride. I don't know how someone with hips any wider could manage on these buses; they are not designed for Western girths. I had the ...
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