Oasis in Galle (2nd trip)
Trip Start Oct 04, 2007
1Trip End Oct 05, 2007
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This meant: I would miss the dance performance in Colombo.
So he recommended that I took a taxi!!! The next best option: an intercity bus. It's not what you expect when you travel in other countries. The busses are old and rotten, and the seats are sized for people less than 5 feet. I crossed the station plaza and road, and waited for the next best bus. With all the "help" from the station chief and a lot of talking, I was finally pushed into a bus and ripped off of 700 Rupees in the turmoil, without receiving a ticket... In any case: here I was on the bus to Colombo! I had, in all my years of knowing Sri Lanka, not travelled by bus for 23 years. Sitting in one of the seat rows at the back, I did not notice much of the road traffic, held on to my seat and was rushed back in less than 3 hours. The result: On arrival, I was half dead and had a stiff neck. Though I was "on time" (miraculous), I did not fancy going out...
And the same evening I returned to Galle with Tharushi in my good old van.