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Travel Blogs from Unawatuna
... a few days by herself before meeting us next Friday. The train ride on the way home was fairly slow, which was partly because the train hit someone on a bike who thought they could beat the train. It wasn't clear whether they survived or not, but a lot of people (90%25 of the train) got off to look and looked very shocked. It happened just after a junction but took quite along time to stop, we did however keep going after about 30mins which shows the difference. In England would ...
... and their shelters were swept away and the whole site had to be completely rebuilt. The guide showed me some photos of how it looked before it was rebuilt and it's hard to believe how much they have accomplished in ten years, with the support of generous and committed volunteers.
Not that I really needed it, but I arrived back to Rambukkana fully relaxed and rested on Sunday, looking forward to meeting the new volunteers arriving!
... the differences between Unawatuna and Mirissa seemed so few that we picked one and stuck to it. This tiny place was recommended by one of my favourite people and it did not disappoint. Never busy (off-season), at times you had the sea and the beach practically to yourself. The cove itself has a pagoda at one end and seems relatively unspoiled. Flattened by the tsunami, subsequent developments were torn down by the government for being illegal/no planning, which allows little ...
... about, Galle is an interesting place to just be... and people watch!
Our chit chat ranged from the serious conversations about career choices, to the silly ones about buckets lists: we now want to buy a tuk tuk, pimp it up, and tour around north Sri Lanka in it. I also added that I wanted to stop at every tuk tuk rank, hang out the door and say "Hello. Madam. You want tuk tuk?" to the other tuk tuk drivers. The tuk tuk drivers have a good sense of humour, they'd love it!
... head onto a beach bar called Mambos and had a great night with Steve celebrating the end of the night in normal fashion getting acquainted with the toilet bowl. we were lucky enough to see a green sea turtle come out of the water up to the bar even the turtles here celebrate the New Year by going to the bar party an amazing sight that i don't think we will see again. ...
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