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Trip Start May 06, 2006
Trip End Mar 23, 2009

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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Ya know, I find it very odd that a country can be 4 and half hours ahead of England... why not just 4 or 5? So strange and something I didn't ever realise! Randomness over (for now at least!).

Well, I didn't move on to Kandy but I did move homes! Yesterday I walked down to the place we have to be at for our orientation and asked them for their prices... they were well over half the price so I moved there today! They're also very friendly and helpful, even if I can barely understand a word of it! The lovely man offered me an umbrella as I left today as it had just started raining and looked at me very oddly when I said "nah, I'm fine thanks. I love hot rain"! Not sure if he didn't understand or just thought I was strange, probably the latter!

As soon as I got to the room I realised I was paying more than double for air conditioning and a tv. The tv I can definitely do without and I'm telling myself that living without the AC will help me to acclimatise faster - I very much doubt I'll have it in my bungalow with the elephants anyway (well, at the place not literally with the elephants!) so I have to get used to it! I also get a double bed in this one so I can pretend to make snow angels on my bed!

I'm feeling better than my last entry but still can't wait for the other volunteers to arrive on Sunday so I can make some more friends! It just seems no-one is travelling over here at the moment! There was a lovely couple in the other hostel from Holland who were here to adopt a little boy. I didn't quite get the full story (language barrier again!) but they've been back and forth numerous times and hope to take him home on Friday - I hope it all goes well for them.

Other than that I don't have much to tell you 'cos I haven't really done all that much but relax and enjoy the fact that I have absolutely nothing to do (sorry to rub it in!). I braided my hair last night and this morning - it's not so hot with braids in but I'll have to watch the sunburn in the partings! I was planning on uploading some more photos today but I forgot the cds so you'll all have to wait I'm afraid! I'm now going to go to the restaurant on the beach for a late lunch! Hope everyone's well!
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