A whole new trip
Trip Start Apr 24, 2012
1Trip End May 11, 2012
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Here's the story so far
Having been deported from the Middle East and desperate to travel with her aged, unemployed father before returning homeish, K has suggested a last jaunt to Sri Lanka as it is sort of central for everyone and lovely. It also has elephants with which she is now attuned.
Leaving time is approaching and it's time to introduce you to the procedure
On previous outings, G has been stalked by strange folk. He was once followed by Bob and Karen (true) a pair of wife swapping Americans (possibly true) who were following the trip for reasons known only to themselves. He also does not want a repeat performance with the sari gang who still look for him with intent.
To keep anonimity (and save typing) we will be using initials.
K and G usually travel hapilly alone together but have been prevailed upon to take free loaders.
A is the fiancÚ of K who is the daughter of G and H. He is from Goa, speaks 5 languages (tragically none of any use to us) and is as big as a house and can lift heavy objects. He also calls K potato in Hindi, G sensai as a mark of respect, H H and is loved by all. In India, G and K convinced him that a bogan was superior caste of Australian and he aspires to be one. The trip would not have been possible without his unflagging research and attention to detail.
K is excited and is drowning in the sea of emails form her new SL friends.
H is delirious about being taken anywhere other than the Thai up the road.
The general plan is to fly into Colombo, miss the city, stay at Negombo which sounds like an African nation but is in fact a sea side resort town and then travel into the hills. From here it starts to get hazy.
Very general idea is to see the cultural triangle of ancient cities (everything is in the direction "up" here. Shades of Shimla), travel south to visit the Buddah's tooth in Kandy, further south through the tea plantations and huge mountains, drop in on the south coast fishing villages, maybe visit the leopards at Yala, befriend the elehants along the way and train up the west coast through Galle and back to Colombo, missing the city if possible. Sounds sort of like a plan.
This will be posted a couple of days before we leave. If you don't get an automatic notification please don't complain it as it's all too late and you were told early (except you, Bob and Karen as we're still interested)