Home Is Where The Aircon Is
So we have been here just over a week and are settling into our SriLankan adventure quite nicely. We have been exploring the area around our new temporary home, it is set back from the main Galle road and comes with its own fridge, kettle, comfy bed, 24 hour traffic noise, and a lovely little man that attends to our every need. He is teaching us a SriLankan word of the day, so far we are still on polite words but I'm sure it will only be a matter of time before I'm told to F off:).
Our place is an air conditioned oasis away from the chaos outside the door, and we are incredibly lucky to get such a great spot. There is even a security guard, but we are not sure if it is to keep us in or out, so we are behaving for now.
We have had a couple of days beach chilling, as I am not known for my relaxation skills, this has been made easier by the entertainment provided by surfers and a rather large group of SriLankan men celebrating the holiday. They must have consumed their own body weight in alcohol (and one of these men was HUGE so it must have been a LOT.)
Many hours of entertainment was provided by their antics and inability to coordinate limbs and balance resulting in them collapsing on the beach and being washed out to sea, they would then crawl back again and repeat the whole thing, it was like a watching a load of pissed seals.
We have returned to Galle fort, my favourite place in Sri Lanka so far and wandered aimlessly around the ruins and up and down the narrow streets. The fort has had some serious money spent on it and is now not so much shabby and tumbled down. A lot of the property is being done up and being turned into cafes or gem shops for coffee drinking diamond buying tourists. As we are on a budget we had a spicy roll from the bakery van and a bottle of water, no gems were purchased.
What I have learnt:
Suntan lotion should be applied to the back of your neck, as well as the front. If you do not apply suntan lotion and spend a long time wandering aimlessly you will burn neck and look like a right tit. Same advice goes for ears. Also Jac needs to remember to apply to nose, especially since she has been asked if she is Jewish! which was a little insulting, but then again not as insulting as me being called her mother !!!!
Hot flushes no matter how much you kid yourself, that it is just the weather that is making you a bit hot, it is not true, this is most notable when you are still very hot in an air conditioned room with one very thin sheet and no sun.
Things grow faster in the heat, obviously before we left home we had a good "tidy up" however leg, armpit and undercarriage hair is sprouting at an alarming rate, this is both a worry on the razor head front and alarming for other beach users!
Book store where you don't get to look at the books!