Tag Archives: Sri Lanka

Beaches

Years ago when I lived in Ireland, I used to spend a week or so in the warmth of places like Crete, Turkey and Spain to get some relief from the wet and damp of Irish winters.  But since coming … Continue reading

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Getting around in Sri Lanka

I have been living and working in SE Asia for quite some time now, so I get used to what is considered unusual back home.  With Rita’s recent visit, I was reminded how the modes of transport here in Sri Lanka … Continue reading

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Animals animals everywhere

For those who know me well, you’ll know I am not an animal lover.  Pretty much every friend I have on Bowen has at least one dog and when we go hiking, the dogs crowd around me, get under my … Continue reading

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Sights in Batticaloa

I am in Batticaloa, a major town in the Eastern Province all this week, completing a few business capacity assessments with some of our Grantees from the 1st round of funding 3-5 years ago.  Very interesting to be here ….. … Continue reading

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Poya

Believe it or not, every full moon, Sri Lankan schools & workplaces close and the sale of alcohol and meat on what is known as Poya Day, is strictly forbidden.  This means there’s a Buddhist holiday every 29.5 days.  Add … Continue reading

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The Chill(er)

Well, it isn’t every day you end up touring a Chiller with a few folks from the US State Department and head office of USAID. You see, I needed to be in Polonnaruwa on Tuesday and Wednesday last week to … Continue reading

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You know you are in the tropics when ….

You know you are in the tropics when the first discussion of the day revolves around cobras, and whether a check has yet been done at the factory construction site for their presence.  And whether it is safe to walk … Continue reading

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