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Jan 26, 2016 - Tangalla

I have been in the seaside town of Tangalla for a few days, mainly watching the sea, walking, reading and observing. When you don't speak the language, it is like watching a movie with the sound off so I won't make any profound statements. I routinely travel with a current converter and five different plugs. Here however I needed one new plug. One person told me you just stick a pencil in the extra hole but I am not comfortable risking my electronics. Easy item to pick up in a hardware store. I have really wanted to get a picture of the...

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Cavorting in Ceylon

Jan 23, 2016 - Moving South

I took a tuk tuk into Columbo because my hotel manager was afraid I wouldn't get a seat if I caught the train from the beach where I was staying. Ha. The very late train was so crowded I was lucky to find a place to stand. People were packed into the aisles. Two lovely Sri Lankan ladies took pity on me and they and their two children crowded into one seat so that I could have the other. Very typical of the people that I have met so far. They are sooo nice and go out of their way to be helpful. I don't know why spending several hours on a...

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Cavorting in Ceylon

Dec 27, 2009 - Bajaj, Bajaj

@@@@@@@ Adia and Anil were busy studying the Lonely Planet Sri Lanka while I worked on my journal beside the pool. They were taking on the task of planning our itinerary for the balance of the time that Adia would be with us. They read some interesting things about the beaches along the south coast and about the different places to stay in the region. There was one place that caught their attention, the Mangrove Beach Cabanas. The description in the book and the information on the website was intriguing. We thought it might be a nice place...

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Nov 29, 2009 - Tangalla

Took a bus (again lucked-out getting a seat) to the beach town of Tangalla. Spent two days doing nothing except taking in the deserted beach (no litter here, such a change from India), eating seafood and trying to stay cool (no A/C here). The coastline here is beautiful, but this area was particularly hard-hit by the 2004 tsunami. An estimated 300,000 people lost their lives in Sri Lanka. At the small resort where we were staying, of 17 visitors here the day of the tsunami, 8 died in the disaster. So sad.

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