Travel Blogs from Colombo
... he was not overly keen on the concept of being photographed. At least that is what I think he was trying to convey!
I finished the evening off with another excellent meal in the Yaal restaurant which I believe I told you about earlier, it is the place that specialise in Jafna (i.e. Tamil) cuisine and if this place is an example I cannot wait to get up there. I wanted to visit anyway as it was out of bounds for ...
... had got to the top of the stairs I had attracted a retinue of four men and one
woman who proceeded to take it in turns to hustle me through the extremely limited attractions of the "Museum" Basically, the upstairs Council chamber has been turned into a tableau of a meeting there some years ago and it is pretty poor. The mannequins are pretty battered about and the clothes have all seen better days, none of them in this place! There are few old ...
... now since my retirement I have considered
myself to be a traveller and musician in no particular order but to
actually write it in an official document and have it so graciously
accepted as a valid entity really pleased me. It just felt like I had
been accepted into some sort of club or something. Stupid I know but
little things like that just make me happy.
It put me in mind of a
time on the East Coast of Australia back in 1991 when ...
... time, dear reader. As an aside, I have just rescued a slightly bedraggled and undoubtedly ****** tiny wasp out of my beer and returned it to terra firma so that can be my good deed for the day. I was a Boy Scout for a while. Given it's size it is going to have the Mother of all hangovers pretty soon but at least it didn't drown. Hope the little bugger does not come back to sting me later in a drunken rage, that would be seriously annoying!
Anyway, back ...
... turned out to be TV rather than fill but you know what I mean. It really was the full Monty, cameramen, clapperboards, lights, sound engineers, make-up artists, the complete package. Well, the bar was still open and I thought it would make an interesting diversion which it certainly did and I watched a few scenes being filmed.
Between takes, I wandered over and asked one of the crew (the guy holding a big white board, over his head presumably to assist ...