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... s village outside it's walls. The huts were all made of corrugated tin sheet and were provided as emergency housing after the tsunami but must have been like living in a pressure cooker in the summer.
We had the ...
Its early and the sun still has its hazy red glow. I take the short walk along the quiet, cool and sandy path that leads to the sheltered northern side of the bay. The locals greet you with a familiar kindness, occasionally attempting to ply trade, but not this early.
As I cross the beach an older man, thin and wiry, who later introduces himself as 'the fisherman Sunil' greets me and after a pause he asks ...
... fort still surround the old quarter and you can see the European influences in the architecture. Galle reminds me a lot of Melaka in Malaysia which was also a Dutch post.
So this is my last Sri Lankan post.! Today I travelled by train up the west coast to Negombo. After meeting up with Graham for some dinner and beers, I am off to the airport for a 2am(!) flight and off to other adventures. With only 2 weeks left I have to make these days ...
... along the beach, climbing over lots of rocks, walking through the sea but came to a part that was too rocky and where the water was too deep to cross so we had to head back inland to walk along the main road.
Well.....The driving is crazy out here!! Lots of beeping, no speed limits and lots of overtaking on the footpath - Its definitely an eye opener!! We had lots of tuk tuk drivers stopping in the middle of the road asking if we wanted a lift - ...
... They looked at us like we were aliens. This being
the grueling, historic route, they have seen very few foreigners. We
collapsed at the bottom, guzzled water and coconut milk and watch the
cute little school children coming home in their proper uniforms.
Limping like old men (and to be truly hobbled for the next four days),
we caught a one-hour ride into the wild gem town of Ratnapura. It was
about 3PM; we got some rooms, the French boys crashed hard. ...