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January 27, 2012

A tropical interlude

by backpackingbongos

There will be radio silence from Bongo land over the next couple of weeks.  Tomorrow I fly with my partner to Sri Lanka for two weeks of beaches and curry.  A totally different experience to spending my holidays shivering in a freezing bothy in the middle of nowhere!

We were last in the country in December 2004 when the Tsunami hit, a really sobering time.  We were one of the lucky ones as we had decided to spend Christmas in the mountains right at the last minute.  Although we did not witness the terrible events it was an upsetting time to be in the country.  Just about every Sri Lankan that we met had lost a loved one that day.

Anyway, it will be great to return to such a magical place and visit some of the beaches we had planned to visit the first time around.  We have avoided going down the package route and staying in one of those hideous resorts full of Europeans.  Instead we have booked several small guesthouses and cabanas and will travel round independently.

Better dust off those flip flops………..