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Bike ride to another world

Tamil pickers – Photo courtesy: Dennis Keller – Wikimedia Commons

Behind Hikkaduwa were a tea plantations. I cycled along Galle Road then turned away from the sea climbing until I reached hills where verdant trees covered the landscape like a thick green blanket. Continue reading Bike ride to another world

Hikkaduwa

Photo courtesy: Astronomyinertia – Wikimedia Commons

South of Colombo lay Hikkaduwa. This beachside resort was normally a major tourist spot even during the early days when I was in Lanka. But due to the disruptive political times, most travellers had deserted the entire island. Continue reading Hikkaduwa