Stig of the dump

Trip Start May 21, 2007
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Trip End Aug 09, 2013


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Saturday, June 16, 2007

So how do you spend a Saturday afternoon in Hambantota? You go to the local rubbish dump! No we haven't gone insane, the wild elephants come to feed from the dump, so we thought we would see if we could catch a glimpse of them. We managed to see 2. Now on safari you have wardens with their guns ready incase the animals get too close, when you go to the dump, all that's between you and the elephant is a man on a tractor! But that's ok because apparently the elephants are scared of the revving engines! It was amazing to get so close to them. They come out from the wilderness everyday to feed from the dump - they know where to get good food. I don't want to think about what I walked over to see them but it was worth it! Needless to say my feet had a good wash!
 
Also there was another novelty today....a Saturday with power. It was only off for about 2hrs today, which is a first since I've been here!
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