Category Archives: Sri Lanka & India

UN-believable!

Sri Lanka is to Ayunbowan (Welcome) to Visitors as India is to the opposite!  It’s been an experience of oversights, missed connections, circular passing the buck, general incompetence and severe frustration. OK, I’ll give India another chance, but so far, … Continue reading

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Getting around India — maybe

Well, it took several trips to the Indian Visa Center in Colombo Sri Lanka to get our visas, and Rp. 15,000+ (about $150) – FINALLY.  Plus, the visa folks there didn’t seem to care if we went to India or … Continue reading

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Puppy Plea – Answered!

Thank you for your patience with all the “flood” of blogs this week.  OK, so the Buddhist temple seemed spartan in puppy care, and we still hadn’t made contact yet.  It is becoming less and less an option.  Newas suggested … Continue reading

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Some Things About Sri Lanka

Some minor corrections and additional comments – thank you to those who sent in comments! * Sri Lankans have charming and genuine smiles!  Their whole face lights up, eyes crinkle, and wonderful white teeth!  Such gracious people!  OK, this is … Continue reading

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Colombo, Sri Lanka

Okay, it was like stepping back into time and being in Beijing, Thailand, Singapore, and Bali at the same time.  Tuk tuks abound here – still loads of fun, and still as reckless as in Thailand.  Humidity from the nightly … Continue reading

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More time … with Hodi and Sri Lanka!

Perhaps this is a test of our Buddhist patience …?  Well, due to circumstances beyond our control, we have to stay a bit longer in Sri Lanka – um, oh darns!  Yeah, right. I had some of my medications shipped … Continue reading

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The Check up …

“Hodi” (means Curry in Singhalese) passed her health tests yesterday morning with flying colors – and is about a month old, as estimated by Dr. Thilakarathna (yes, his name is about as hard to spell as it is to say!).  … Continue reading

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