We turned inland at Kalumnai, a tiny Muslim town. We were travelling on a Friday and all the shops were closed. It would have been just another coastal town except for the fact that all the doors of the shops were painted bright colours. It reminded both Anil and me of the painted buildings in Valparaiso, Chile. If the shops had been open, the doors would have been hidden from view and we never would have seen the delightful storefronts.