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... the back of the resort and there is an unspoilt beach, traditional fishermen out on boats or fishing off the shore. Most people have surprisingly good English, which is great.
Negombo is a region of approx 2.2 million people but where we are staying, feels like a fishing village. There are miles and miles of little shops and dusty businesses, then it disappears into tropical growth and plantations and then springs back into life ...
Sri Lanka is the island nation off the southeast coast of India that used to be known as Ceylon, a sort of tropical paradise of beaches, tropical forests, national parks, ruins of ancient cities, hill towns, and tea plantations. With a little over 20 million people, about the same number as some of the largest Indian cities, the country feels less crowded and the pace is much less frenetic than India as well. While the people have similar physical features to those in ...
... way and
I was still conducting my conversation in the normal
manner with the "Harbour Master" and, frankly, leading him on a bit,
pretending to be really interested, telling him how much I loved tea,
regaling him with a (true) story of drinking tea on a plantation in
Darjeeling in India and so on. He must have thought he had found a right
mark and I should confess that I was laying it on a bit
... run down on Sri Lanka, most of which I have forgotten as I was pretty tired, but some of the pieces of information that I did manage to retain was that the population of Sri Lanka is c.20million people, the tuc tuc population is c.0.5million, there are over a dozen different types of bananas grown here, although cashew nuts are grown in Sri Lanka they are still very expensive, Sri Lanka is predominately a Buddhist country but there ...
... it's definately not an easy undertaking. This week, there's a big United Nations function here in Colombo with many heads of different world organizations expected to attend. So we are scrambling to get ready for that. It will be a neat experience. Next week we have a choice of working in youth development, slum hospital, or an orphanage. I'm going to try and spend time in all of them. Ill try and put some pictures up on my next post. Miss you ...