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... about 3 hours inland from Colombo. We got there by train which was a nice trip as the scenery was very pretty with all the tea plantations and smaller town and settlements. We stayed at place called Mango Gardens where they had a restaurant/bar. We sampled a few Sri Lankan Lion Lagers while listening to some music played by a young couple from Ukraine, they played the guitar and violin and sang some Ukrainian folk songs, we couldn't understand them but it ...
... flight to Sri Lanka we were very happy to be arriving in this brilliant country. We were surprisingly awake (being after 10:30pm) and were on a mission to find a bus or a trishaw a.k.a tuktuk. No buses ran at this time of night, so trishaw it was! We joked around with the driver and did a little bit of bartering to get the price down. Immediately after embarking ...
... been told
that the RSL (Returned Services League) was the place to go for a meal.
There was a man on the door and you had to be a member or live over 25
kilometres (or was it miles?) from the venue to be admitted. I Produced
my passport, gave my London address and showed the London issued visa
and was deemed to be well in excess of the required distance. About half
a world to be precise!
Peter and I had been talking one evening
... and I had no intention of going into any detail about this one... but something happened on the first bus which is worth mentioning... I'm a different person now.
After standing up for an hour I finally found a seat next to a woman with a young child. As I sat down she thought it was the perfect time for her kids lunch... A big helping of momma's breast milk! With the amount of nephews and nieces Abby has, it shouldn't make me feel awkward when a women breast feeds... but ...
... Both of us almost instantly fell asleep in the bus. It was a long ride anyways to the city center.
After roughly 3 hours on the bus we arrived at the Colombo Fort, the main train station in the country that is located close to the city center. Since we just arrived and we didn’t know well how to move we decided to take a tuk-tuk to our hostel because it was located far away from the center. The tuk-tuk charged us RS 700.
We finally arrived in our hostel ...