Teardrop island in Indian Ocean - chaotic, hot, steamy, spicy. Horrendous roads but beautiful beaches. Colourful buses, noisy tuk-tuks, snaking bumpy trains, enormous elephants. Cool misty mountains, spectacular views, orderly tea plantations. Colourful, friendly people, smiles, saris and white school uniforms. Hot curry and roti, curd and treacle, heavenly pineapples. The LOUDEST thunder, torrential rain and hot hot sunshine. Peacocks, monkeys, lizards and turtles. Buddhas, stupas, ancient sites, Getting married, riding an elephant and ten years later a family adventure.
|the beach in Galle, Sri Lanka|