A sneak peak at Jaffna

The following are a few of the vistas that were before me as I wandered the streets of Jaffna after work over the past few days.

jaffna-market

Typical road in Jaffna

Typical road in Jaffna

You are liable to meet cows goats and donkeys on any road in Jaffna city

You are liable to meet cows goats and donkeys on any road in Jaffna city

Rios - a Jaffna institution famous for it's ice cream

Rios – a Jaffna institution famous for it’s ice cream.  I had to try it!

And these few were taken on my journey east to Messalai, some 25km from Jaffna.

Paddy fields are abundent

Paddy fields are abundant

Beautiful Jaffna Lagoon

Beautiful Jaffna Lagoon

And finally, these are the folks at the family-run garment factory where I have been working the last few days.  It can be challenging at times but this week ended up being rather productive.  I can fly home to Colombo this evening knowing a job was well done.

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About Kate Coffey

After 25+ years in the investment management industry, I packed in my job and spent 2014 living and working in Nepal and Bangladesh, and visited some other places in between. It took me on a journey I did not expect, had me fall in love with Nepal and it's people, and become inspired at the work of Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Centre (SIRC) located 2 hours east of Kathmandu in the Sanga foothills. Since 2014, I have continued my warm relationship with SIRC and worked closely with my friends there in the aftermath of the 2015 earthquakes to date. This blog initially started out as a travelogue of sorts to keep friends and family worldwide updated while I was off on my travels in 2014. Since then it has morphed into a life story of the many places I have lived and worked and of the wonderful people I have met along the way. I hope you enjoy.
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