Accidental Porn Stop
Trip Start May 11, 2005
320Trip End Ongoing
When I finally arrived at Batticola, I found it to be deserted. The guest house was 3 miles from the beach and looked like a aluminum tool shed. I decided to check out the beach to see if it was really worth a stay. After walking forever in the blistering sun I discovered that a military base had been put up right where the beach access point was. The sun was sapping my energy and I was no mood to continue the hunt so I headed to the shade of a church on the side of the military base. While I rested, I struck up a conversation with a man raking leaves. It turned out he was the care taker of that little catholic church and was excited to talk to a foreigner
I caught the next bus outta there! I was on my way to Arugum Bay which I thought was going to be alot like Hikadwa. This bus stopped for everyone and their mother! Not only that but there were a bijjllion more check points! This was one of the longest travel days yet! A bus that goes no where, military check points every 4 miles and 100 degree heat. Shoot me in the head! One pleasant part of the trip was a good looking girl sitting next to me and telling me I was beautiful. I gotta admit I don't get that much... maybe handsome and only then if its dark and that person is drinking heavily...but beautiful? at 100 degrees...... I'll take it! I chatted with her awhile before she went back to her friends...the next couple of hours every time I looked back she was gazing at me with pure admiration.
The next day since I was in a town that is off the beaten track I decided to check it out. People would come up to me to either stare, ask what country or to actually chat. It was alot of fun!. I watched some fishermen cast their nets then I walked to a part of town that got hammered by the Tsunami and found a temple that broke apart from the wave. After this I had a coffee a resort that had a tsunami photo album. I thought the pictures were really not that impressive until I got to the end and found photos of dead bodies covered by sheets. Damn!
Anyfart, after exploring that town I caught the next bus out! Only 10 more check points to go!