My SriLankan families and friends
Trip Start Oct 26, 2007
54Trip End Oct 26, 2009
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Manjula and I gave a lift to a family who were waiting for a train, that wasn't due for several hours We drove them to the nearest bus station to their home, which saved them about six hours in the process! They were so happy to have the lift, and the company.
When we passed through their hometown on our way to Colombo, two days later, we stopped off the beaten path to their house for a cup of tea. I love real life, so this proved to be a highlight of an at times frustrating and overly touristic trip in-land
I may not be a likely advocate for four-on-a-bike rides, but little children learn to balance, and more importantly to trust! at a very young age here. There were so many reminders of how crazy the world has become in its health-and-safety mania. Admittedly there are extremes, and Sri Lankan life registers squarely on the extremely risky side of the meter.. but I prefer it to the world some of us live, where you find warning signs on irons saying "do not iron clothes while you are wearing them" or some such nonsense!
So here are some photos of the lovely people I've encountered on my travels in Sri Lanka.