Ok, not quite sure how to explain this, but I have flown to Sri Lanka with Anna and Tanya! One of those spur of the moment decisions I guess! However, I am glad I came, as Sri Lanka is a?beautiful country, and a totally different feel to India. We arrived last Saturday and having spent a day mooching around Colombo we have started to go further afield. We went to Galle on the South west coast and it is an amazing place, with the old Dutch fort at the tip of the city looking out over the sea. Some of the beaches on the way south are just fantastic (dare I say even nicer than Goa?) However, on our way down to Galle we witnessed the destruction still around following the Boxingday tsunami. They are rebuilding, but it is sad to look at all the destroyed houses and the families affected by it. Quite humbling stuff really.
We are off inland tomorrow to Kandy (great name!) and the elephant orphanage.