I finally get on the road – SL#12.

Hello again one and all and welcome to the 12th portion of what is going to turn into a body of writing to rival any of the Norse sagas, not in quality it goes without saying, but in sheer volume. Regular readers will know I have a propensity towards verbosity and if that is not a good title for a song I don’t know what is!

22nd January, 2014.

Yes, as I promised in my last missive here, I was going to get on the move today and so could not lie in bed half the day as is my wont but why I had to rise at 0620 is a complete mystery to me. I know this because of my images but I shall spare you yet another one of my lovely bathroom at that hour!

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Colombo calling 3 – SL#8.

Hello again and warm greetings to one and all in this the latest edition of a series of posts about my first visit to Sri Lanka between January and April 2014 and much of which was originally written up on a now sadly shut down website called Virtual Tourist.

If you have been reading these pieces from the beginning you will know that some of the text comes from reviews aka tips which I had written there and managed to salvage before VT was destroyed. I shall indicate where this is the case. The rest is being written in January 2021 when it is illegal for me to leave my home except for some very specific reasons due the the virus pandemic currently devastating the world.

My blogging is in large part an attempt to retain my last vestiges of sanity under these circumstances and if you wish to read this particular series from the beginning, you can do so here.

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Special offer, 3 for 1 – SL#7.

Good day, Bienvenue, Guten tag, Goeie dag or even يوم جيد or
美好的一天 and don’t you just love online translation sites? In whatever language you choose welcome to the seventh instalment of a series regarding my first trip to Sri Lanka in early 2014.

For the benefit of new readers to my pages, and probably to the intense annoyance of my regular readers who I seem to be gathering a few of so thanks, I am going to give my normal word of advice here. The whole story will make a lot more sense if you read from the beginning which you can do here.

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First beer(s) and a fine hotel – SL#2.

Hello there and welcome back to the second instalment of my latest series which is about a three month trip I took to Sri Lanka in early 2014 and I shall start off with my usual advice if you have just arrived at this post other than having read what went before. The whole story starts here or alternatively just go to the bottom of the page and hit the previous button.

In the last episode I had only got as far as Bandaranaike aiport near Colombo and said that I had a slight adventure. If you want to hear all about it then please read on.

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