Colombo to Anaradhapura

August 13

I landed in Colombo at a little after 1:00 pm, but sadly, my luggage did not arrive with me. I filed a report, but didn’t have any local contact information. I finally headed out of the airport at about 3:30 pm and hoped that my tour guide would still be waiting for me. He was!! Lal had a beautiful lei for me and it smelled divine! I exchanged some money and then we went to the van. We called the airlines to give them his contact information regarding my suitcase. What I didn’t realize was that there was another five hours of driving to get to Anaradhapura. Finally we arrived after a stop to pick up some toothpaste and toothbrush and checked in to the hotel, and then I had dinner. I was served tons of food (rice and curry) looking out at the pool and a night sky through mango trees. I invited Lal to eat with me. He declined, but sat and kept me company (this was to be the standard practice until the last couple days).

The majority of roads in Sri Lanka are narrow and only two lanes (sometimes only one, and quite hair raising when you meet oncoming traffic). So, the speed limit is lower and it takes longer to get anyplace.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Teri Brooks
    Sep 11, 2016 @ 17:08:53

    Beautiful pictures. Thanks for this look at a country I know so little about.

    Reply

  2. Judy Taft
    Sep 12, 2016 @ 13:04:38

    Thanks again for the great photos and comments. I hope you got your suitcase! What incredible adventures you have shared! We have been traveling in Granada and it sounds very similar. Enjoy!

    Reply

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