Tag Archives: Sri Lanka

The last word on Trinco

Photo courtesy: Indi Samarajiva – Wikimedia Commons

Trincomalee was memorable for the families I met. There were two other reasons I’d rather forget that I also connect to the town. One happened while I strolled along the harbourside heading towards a shop to buy butter. Continue reading The last word on Trinco

Trincomalee’s Australian connection

Trincomalee Bay – Photo courtesy: Dschen Reinecke – Wikimedia Commons

This peaceful town sat on what seemed like a strip of land with the ocean on one side and the protected harbour on the other.

It was here I met the Labroy family originally hailing from Australia. The children’s accents held nothing of the Australian twang but were tinged more with the local Tamil. Continue reading Trincomalee’s Australian connection

Kandy’s Botanic Gardens

Photo courtesy: McKaySavage from London UK – Wikimedia Commons

Kandy was a cool change from the coast. In the mountainous interior, the landscape was lush. Continue reading Kandy’s Botanic Gardens

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