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Sri Lanka – January 1, 2018

I awaken at 5:00 am and create a separate file with the recipes and type up my notes.  I take a short nap before I go down for breakfast. Again I have had more than 8 hours of sleep!! This time I ask for the omelet to have both onion and tomato and it is much better I...

Sri Lanka – December 31, 2017

Aside: Lots of dog bites. I met two tourists who had to take rabies medicine because they were bitten. Nine hours of glorious sleep.  This place is really comfortable!! Getting ready to go down for breakfast it’s almost 7:00 AM.  The breakfast is ok not great. The...

Sri Lanka – December 30, 2017

Champika is returning on the bus from Colombo today at 10:30 am.  I have slept for 6½ hours it’s enough I am not tired.  I go down to breakfast and once again I have an omelet and toast made from fresh baked bread.  I strike up a conversation with a 26 year old from...

Sri Lanka – December 29, 2017

Lazy day.  9:15am Breakfast at a table on the beach. Nice eye candy. A family perhaps from Sweden with three daughters my guess in there 20’s all with exceptionally attractive figures and acceptably pretty faces wearing bikinis is between the beach and me.  An even...

Sri Lanka – December 28, 2017

I awaken at 5:15 after 8 hours of sleep. I have been having strange vivid dreams for the last week.  Often of New Orleans. I have had these strange dreams of being lost in New Orleans someplace between St. Charles Ave and the river heading toward downtown, the same...

Sri Lanka – December 27, 2017

I have been surprisingly comfortable in the mud hut. I awaken at 3:15 rested. I have slept for six hours and can not go back to sleep so I finish the log for the 26th without proof reading.  I just need to get it down; I can fix it when I have more time and reliable...

Sri Lanka – December 26, 2017

Aside: Champika tells me that this day December 26th is the anniversary of a natural disaster Sir Lanka.  In 2004 a tsunami hit Sir Lanka and killed 51,000 people in Sir Lanka alone estimates are between 230,00 and 280,000 people died in 14 countries. There was...

Sri Lanka – December 25, 2017

Champika was up for leaving at 5:00 and getting to Lipton’s seat at sunrise.  I vetoed that idea in favor of getting a couple extra hours of sleep. I awaken early anyway and have breakfast at 6:30 as planed. An omelet, toast, coconut roti, tea, buffalo curd, honey,...

Sri Lanka – December 24, 2017

I awaken at 5:00 AM put on the same clothing I have been wearing since the 10th and go down to the reception area and check with Sangret about my bag.  No luck.  I decide that its time to start replacing the items in my bag First on the list is my medicine. I put...

Sri Lanka – December 23, 2017

I awaken at 5:00 AM put on the same clothing I have been wearing since the 10th and go down to the reception area and check with Sangret about my bag.  No luck.  I decide that its time to start replacing the items in my bag First on the list is my medicine. I put...

Sri Lanka – December 22, 2017

I awaken at 5:00 AM put on the same clothing I have been wearing since the 10th and go down to the reception area and check with Sangret about my bag.  No luck.  I decide that its time to start replacing the items in my bag First on the list is my medicine. I put...

Sri Lanka – December 21, 2017

I have my backpacked packed in advance with almost nothing in it. I intend to wear the same clothing I wore on the 20th and they will be toast when I come down from the Mountain. At 12:05 am my alarm awakens me and I quickly brush my teeth take my medicine.  I also...