Monthly Archives: August 2007

namaste, nepal

After a slightly rocky start to my arrival in Nepal I have decided that this place is pretty damn cool! My flight from Sri Lanka to Doha was slightly marred by the fact that my video screen was not working … Continue reading

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the land of five hundred concubines

After the excesses of the wedding a whole group of us crashed the beginning of Joe and Shahila’s honey moon and headed up north to Dambulla. Everyone was staying in the very beautiful Kandalama hotel, camouflaged into the banks of … Continue reading

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twelve sarees, six wickets, two weddings and a hot tub

So much has happened in the past few days I feel like I hardly know where to begin. On top of which, due to a little over consumption of alcohol at the wedding reception last night, I am feeling a … Continue reading

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the Sri Lankan extended family

Colombo is a bit of a mad house, but I kind of like it for its craziness. How the traffic managed to keep flowing without an unprecented loss of human life continues to flummox me, and yet even I’ve taken … Continue reading

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Indian embassy plus Sri Lankan bureaucracy is too much for me

India, as a country has over one billion inhabitants and recieves in excess of four million foreign tourists every year spending over spending over US$ 15.4 billion. So the question I have to ask is why they make it so … Continue reading

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the art of love beneath an umbrella

Okay I just love the slightly intriguingĀ entry titles, just to intice you to actually readĀ on in hope of some tittilating gossip, sadly there is none. In fact the heading refers to the multi-purpose Sri Lankan umbrella. All the women here … Continue reading

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searching for that most elusive of beasts, the air conditioned bus

Having spent the last six days sheltered from the tropical heat in the comparative cool of the hill country, the coastal climate has hit me like a large red hot steam train smashing into a small limp goldfish! Beautiful Ella … Continue reading

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bathing elephants and bear monkeys

Well I’ve been in Sri Lanka for nearly a week now and I think I’m getting into the swing of things. I’ve excepted that there is a tourist price and a local price for everything and there is often very … Continue reading

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buddas and sri lankan boyfriends

I am definitely undergoing a rather rapid cultural shift from south america, back to England and then to here but I’m definitely enjoying the complete change of scenery, of food, religion, culture and experience. Negombo My first afternoon in Negombo … Continue reading

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