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... Sumatra, Indonesia. The train came to a halt as water surged around it. Hundreds of local people, believing the train to be secure on the rails, climbed on top of the train to avoid being swept away. Others stood behind it, hoping the train would take the force of the water. The wave caused flooding in the carriages and began to cause panic amongst the passengers. The next, much larger, wave picked the train up ...
... Whilst waiting for the train i was shooting some footage of a large group of men moving /wrestling heavy railway track pieces from the platform to a waiting hand pushed railway trolley. One of the gents a fairly smiley and well fed Sri Lankan struck up a conversation and as always asking where we're from, this as usual was met with a big smile and a reference to cricket which I'm completely oblivious to but pretend like I know what I'm talking about. He told me about ...
... have liked to stay longer in Mirissa but although it is beautiful it's very quiet and we wanted to see for ourselves what Unawatuna was like, and it's a good base for a day trip to see the old fortress city in Galle.
Unawatuna is a strange place, based around a beach it's very ghost town like as it's low season and feels like Vang Vieng in Laos where the tourists are around, they're all just living like vampires and come out only at night. But ...
... Galle was a European fort after it was a Sinhalese settlement. The dutch arrived and built a basic fort here in 1588, following this the Portragese conquered the Dutch with a slave army and built what we see today. The Galle fort is one of the best preserved 14th century European forts in Asia and here's the best bit - I'm sleeping within it! I'm really liking the atmosphere here and it's a real highlight of my trip. A place not to miss in ones Sri lankan ...
... not wanting to get there too late in the evening as she'd be there other own. Still my calls and various had to made before I left the city, which was on this very night so the pressure was double. The wifi held out long enough to eventually get my cards cancelled and with time moving too swiftly for my liking, I was going to have to complete the rest of my business, when I got to Chennai. Still how I currently left things before I set off to the bus station was ...
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