I spent five nights in and around Colombo, Sri Lanka last July. It was my first visit to a country that had been through a recent war. In Sri Lanka’s case it was a civil war, and the resulting terrorism, that was on and off for the past 30 years. The conflict was finally settled …..
Last July I spent a few nights south of Galle, the largest town in the southern most part of Sri Lanka, in a town named Thalpe. I never figured out exactly what constitutes Thalpe – it is just south of Unawatuna, a very tiny but better known town. The area is about 3.5 hours south …..
While visiting Sri Lanka this past July, I spent a couple of nights in the Bogawantalawa Valley near a small town named Hatton. This is tea country. It’s a verdant mountainous area about four hours inland from Colombo. The hills are covered with bright green tea bushes. I stayed at a place named Castlereagh bungalow, …..
After flying back to Phoenix Arizona to fetch my dogs, I’ve made it back to my home in Oakland, California, readjusted to the time zone, and started going through images from my trip. Overall, it was a great trip, although I feel like I did not spend enough time shooting photographs. I spent about a …..
While walking around Galle Fort yesterday evening I ran across a couple of guys hanging out at a point near the lighthouse. Like a number of the friendly people that I’ve met here, these guys had a gig/hustle going – for a few dollars they’ll make a few jumps off the cliff. I thought why …..
I’ve been in Sri Lanka for a couple of days, spending most of the time around Colombo, including Mount Lavinia and Negombo. So far the weather has been great – not much of a monsoon and very temperate. I guess that it is typical equatorial seaside weather. Today I’ll head inland towards Kandy and the …..
I leave for Bangkok, Thailand this evening, arriving there early Thursday morning Bangkok time. The nonstop flight from Los Angeles to Bangkok is scheduled for 17 hours – something that I’m not looking forward too. I’m hoping that there will be favorable winds. I’ll spend six nights in Bangkok before heading to Colombo, Sri Lanka. …..