Fergy’s taking us to the Zoo tomorrow (today) – SL#10.

Well, well, take a look at this. It appears I am now into double figures for posts in this (not so) little series about my three month trip to Sri Lanka in the early part of 2014. I am only on the tenth day of the 90 on my visa so I can see a long haul ahead although the writing so far has only taken me six days and where I am getting this sudden attack of productivity from is anybody’s guess. At this rate, if I can maintain it, I should be finished by about April 2020 but I’m not promising anything.

You can read the whole story from the beginning if you have not already done so although I know some of my “regulars” are courageously slogging their way through.

If you have read the previous entries you will know that “yesterday” in real time I had gone on a bit of a tourist frenzy in central Colombo so it was likely I was going to have a quieter day “today” and so it was to prove. If you want to find out about it, please read on.

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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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Colombo calling 1 – SL#5.

Greetings to one and all and I do hope you are enjoying may latest series of entries about my first trip to Sri Lanka in the early part of 2014 which is the optimum time of year to visit that wonderful country. It supposedly does not rain much then although I have seen some heroic thunderstorms in January and February but, shall we say, it rains less than in June or July which are just usually completely washed out.

A quick word here, as always. This post will make more sense if you read from the start which you can do here.

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Fergy goes Bollywood – SL#4

Hello once again and thanks for dropping in. I do hope you are enjoying reading about my first little adventure in Sri Lanka. There have been others since which I shall hopefully get a chance to write up here some day. I realise I have done nothing at all in the way of sightseeing and “making like a tourist” so far so I give fair and ample warning that the most “scenic” sights in this episode are a couple of postboxes but don’t skip to another page or blog just yet.

A quick line with my usual advice, if you want this post to make more sense you might wish to read from the beginning of the series which you can find here.

As the title suggests, I managed to have a bit of an episode, and I use that term for a reason, without doing anything. Honestly, things just happen to me, I am an occurrence magnet. If you want to learn all about it then please read on.

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Baggage, Boswell, building, biryani and beer – SL#3

Weclome back one and all to the third instalment of my trip to Sri Lanka in early 2014 and my usual link to the first page of the series if you wish to start from the beginning.

If you haven’t read the previous pieces I should tell you that I had made it to Colombo but my luggage had not and so I only had the clothes I had travelled in which had been completely soaked in a downpour the previous evening and were currently spread out on the floor supposedly drying although that was going to take a while in an air-con room where the windows did not open.

If you want to know what happened next, please read on.

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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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