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... despite the fact that I've studied whales and dolphins for 15 years, I still have never seen one. So, obviously, I couldn't pass up the opportunity. But although I somehow justify the immeasurable carbon footprint of my worldy travels, I still worry about the impact of tourism. In this case I spent a couple of hours researching the blue whale tourism industry in Sri Lanka online and it became apparent that it was not the kind of tourism I felt could ...
... some of the history.
The only problem was battling the crazy traffic. We were on the bikes for a whole 2 minutes before our first intersection and our first (and thankfully last) ‘near miss’. To point blame, it was probably our guides as he instructed us to cross the road with an oncoming bus imminent! There was definitely not enough time for the two of us to cross, but just enough for him. The bus slammed on its ...
... this group got here. I find it fascinating that Sri Lankan temples have Hindu gods guarding the portals. The Hindu gods look Persian and the statues of Buddha look "oriental" with fairly light skin and none of the religious figures look ethnically Sinhalese or even Indian. Our safari driver brakes for chipmunks. On one of our coconut stops, our driver struck up a conversation with the young girls working the stand. He found out that their ...
... 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 ...
... moved on to a bar around the corner.
We spent a good couple of hours in there chatting to the locals and learning to play carom. Kim and I had possibly the longest game ever seen, which she eventually won. We were hopeless at it. I let the others play from then and concentrated on talking nonsense with anyone and everyone. From then on is a little hazy, but even if I can't be sure of much, I can be sure that Colin and I were by now a little worse for ...
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