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Because of how the dates worked out, I only had one day at work (Thursday) after getting back from Nuwara Eliya before going away again for the weekend, to a beach resort on the south-east coast called Unawatuna.
On the seven hour journey down, we stopped at a lovely temple. It is the only temple with a stupa (dome, usually closed or reserved for monks) that tourists can enter. Unfortunately, I couldn't remember the rules about when you ...
... have a historic Dutch fort and be quite historic. We take our second ride on a tuk, tuk, no where near as bad as Bangkok, but still interesting as the cars have not heard of catalytic converters! The tuk, tuk driver tells us of a factory that makes nice things and guess what, he wants to take us there, we don't really have much choice but we play along, as we figure the driver will get some commission. Once inside it's more of a posh jewellery ...
... corny joke. And cheering at every near miss. Plus there's a half hour intermission half way threw. Great experience.. Flew to Sri Lanka the next day. Sri Lanka is ten parts amazing! A clean India. People are very Canadianesq. Did some cultural stuff in land some temples and historic cities. A rode there in super luxurious train coach. Big upgrade from India. Now its beach time! Day worth of travel but ...
... No minivan, no minibus, no TUK TUK, nothing. Finally the guy watching the place called somebody and after a very brief conversation took me to the pier in his TUK TUK. When he was dropping me off, he promised that there would be somebody waiting for me to transport me back. I boarded the boat and took a seat waiting for the rest of people to arrive. Eventually we set off and went to the spot. It was concerning long time before we spotted a whale. I even started thinking what ...
... would help him with his boat. Its the usual carbon-fibre main-hulled catamaran (oruwa) with wooden supports and wooden second hull with rope lashings. I comment on the beauty of the wood and ask if fibreglass is better ( most were wooden before the tsunami). He seems to prefer fibreglass for its lightness and strength.
Before he directs me where to push, he looks toward the sea, clasps his hands and says ...
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