Expensive bananas and elephants
Trip Start May 21, 2007
127Trip End Sep 19, 2010
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Today we ventured up to the rubbish dump to see the elephants as they come there to eat. It's hard to believe that I'm able to say I went up before to see them 3months ago! We decided to walk down to the town first to the market as I needed my daily papaya. It seems in the last week, the price of bananas has gone up by 5 times! Last Saturday, I paid 20ruppees for twice as many bananas that I got today for 100rupees
By saying "aliya' (singhala for elephant) a few times and doing my best impression of an elephant, the 3wheel driver eventually figured out where to take us. This time there were 4 elephants feasting on the rubbish and we stayed on the right side of the electric fence! While walking through the rubbish, I saw a razor which I'm convinced was mine! Even if it wasn't, I like to think that I was able to track down a bit of my rubbish in the middle of a dump!