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Trip Start Jun 12, 2013
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Flag of Sri Lanka  , Southern Province,
Sunday, June 23, 2013

Today I learned that 1cm on a country map does not equate to a short distance in real life. My general Equation was 1 map cm =1 hour. A 4 hour bus journey today proved this to be wrong. I heard there was a religious festival on in a town in the south so I decided to go and see what the 411 was. There was no train directly there so as 1cm=1hour I got the bus.
The bus
Again it is quite cheap (about £1 for a 4 hour journey) but not as cheap or as fast as the train. Also it fills to about 6x it's capacity to what feels like the population of Sri Lanka inside one bus. The roads are quite dangerous I always feel I'm a blink away from being involved in a RTA when I'm anywhere near a road.
The festival was abit pap to be honest I think all the processions were on at night so I missed them going during the day. I thought it would be really mind blowing and thought provoking but although there was some older people praying around the temples (or some sleeping I suspect) it was just thousands of people buying and selling loads of plastic tat like whistles and angry bird masks. I suppose it's like Christmas we should be in the church praying but everyone goes to Argos instead.
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